Ducati has revealed the first product of its collaboration with Mercedes AMG in the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition, which will make its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
As the flagship model of the Diavel family, the special edition motorcycle serves as a tribute to the AMG luxury sport brand and "is intended for passionate connoisseurs of technology, engineering detail and exclusive style."
Based upon the Diavel Carbon, the Diavel AMG Special Edition features AMG's signature 5-spoke wheel styling, carbon-fiber lateral radiator grills with aluminum trim, AMG-style sport exhaust system with engraved end-caps and AMG-style horizontally-ribbed seat upholstery. As is typical of all AMG-produced vehicles, all Diavel AMG Special Edition motorcycle engines have had its Desmodromic cam-timing set by hand and authenticated with the name of the engine technician engraved on the left-side engine casing. Further underlining the model's exclusivity, each motorcycle will have a numbered plaque on the fuel tank.
The Diavel AMG Special Edition is clad in matte-black carbon-fiber bodywork with AMG's very own "Diamond White Bright" stripe and frame color contrasting with the black wheels. The special edition wheels, seat and exhaust end-caps all bear AMG branding while "AMG" is also laser-engraved into the air-duct panels on either side of the fuel tank.
The Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition and dedicated leather jacket and helmet apparel will be available in early 2012.