The Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is the perfect companion for the Sián

A green-and-gold tribute to the Italian carmaker’s hypercar
by Stephen Dobie | Nov 26, 2020
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In July 2012, Lamborghini acquired Ducati. You might be forgiven for wondering quite what the tie-up was for, beyond propping up a few Panigales near the Huracans at each major motor show. Something that we’d have been fine with, to be honest.

But now that motor shows have taken a hiatus, we get something altogether more tangible to represent a relationship between two of Italy’s most evocative names. This is the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini, and to all intents and purposes, it’s a two-wheeled Sián supercar. In aesthetic terms, at least.

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In Lamborghini’s words, this special edition—of which 630 will be made—“transfers the core concepts of the Sián FKP 37 to the motorcycle world, redesigning the components that most characterise the Diavel.”

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There are new forged wheels and there’s carbon aplenty, the lightweight material used for air intakes, headlight frame, tank and seat cover, mud guards, and a whole lot else. The Diavel also wears the same green-and-gold color scheme as the Sián, while the 63s denote the year Lamborghini was founded. It’s also the number of Siáns that have been produced.

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It doesn’t gain anything like the 807hp of the V12 hybrid car it apes, but with 159hp powering 244kg—and yielding a sub-10sec quarter-mile—it ought to be quick enough given its low wheel count.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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