Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition

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    Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition
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    DUCATI DIAVEL AMG SPECIAL EDITION TO BE SHOWN AT FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

    Ducati and Mercedes AMG have proudly announced that the first public showing of the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition will be at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany from 15-25 September. The 2012 flagship model of the Diavel family is a tribute to the AMG luxury-sport brand and is intended for passionate connoisseurs of technology, engineering detail and exclusive style.

    Ducati's unique cooperation with Mercedes AMG was first announced at the 2010 Los Angeles Motor Show with a sponsorship agreement for the Ducati MotoGP Team which perfectly demonstrated the shared brand values of high performance, motorsport and excitement. The association soon developed into a rich strategy of co-marketing activities and the Diavel AMG Special Edition now represents the first "co-inspired" model, elegantly combining distinctive styling features from both famous marques.

    Based upon the Diavel Carbon, the Diavel AMG Special Edition features AMG's signature 5-spoke wheel styling, carbon fibre lateral radiator grills with aluminium trim, AMG-style sport exhaust system with engraved end-caps and AMG-style horizontally ribbed seat upholstered in Alcantara®. The model's incredible attention to performance detail also ensures that every engine has 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 award-winning Ducati Diavel has had massive first-year success for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, its bold design merging the worlds of power and style with absolute precision to set a new industry standard for the segment. Ducati's awesome Testastretta 11┬░ engine combined with their famous chassis technology and a specially engineered 240 section rear tyre delivers mind-blowing performance balanced with user-friendly comfort and safety-enhancing electronics.

    Hand-built - as with all Ducati motorcycles - the exclusive new Diavel AMG Special Edition is dressed in matte black carbon fibre bodywork with AMG's very own "Diamond White Bright" stripe and frame colour contrasted with black wheels. The special edition wheels, seat and exhaust end-caps are all AMG branded while "AMG" is also laser-engraved into the air-duct panels either side of the fuel tank. The Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition and exclusively designed leather jacket and helmet apparel will be available in early 2012, with orders opening to coincide with the first public showing at the Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.

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    Can't believe Ducati are making that pile of ****e, looks like a modern day V-Max with all the awful cliches that go with it.
     
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    I like it. In fact, I think it looks amazing - damn aggressive.
    I'm also a huge fan of the v-max.
     
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    Oh dear, shouldn't you be driving a 7 litre american muscle car:rolleyes:
     
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    I got a couple of hours on a Diavel earlier this year. It makes absoluley no sense as a sports bike, a tourer, streetfighter or anything else.
    But it does leave you with a ridiculous grin on your face:D
    I have never ridden anything with so much 'instant grunt';)
     
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    Don't like it :(

    Much prefer this :D


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    I think I'd prefer to spend my pennies on this;
     
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    Ducati styling is certainly beautiful - but to ride them on the road can be fraught for some. Reliability issues (especially electrics) have now all bar odd niggles been solved. But they are hard core bikes.
    I prefer my Gixxer Thou.
    I do love that MV although I've never ridden one.
     
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    I think it looks really cool
     
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    This is turning into a post your dream ducati thread...

    here's mine

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    Oh wait, I have on sitting in my garage ;)
     
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    I like the Diavel, but not sure what the market is for it...........


    Here is my dream Ducati, the best looking bike ever made IMHO and it's in my garage.... :D

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    And your point is? I should have blinkers on when it comes to cars? We're all different and have different preferences in life, whether it cars, bikes or more interestingly, the opposite sex!:)

    My brother and I love cars and have a nice collection between us. We have a CLS, an Evo VII, a Suzuki cappuccino, a Mitsubishi Delica, a 1969 Cadillac Fleetwood (much bigger than 7 litres! :rock:), a corvette, an MR2 turbo and an R33 gts skyline with well over 600hp.
    There's something there no matter what mood I'm in (for now!)
    And if you're ever in Rochdale, you're welcome to come for a spin in the cadillac. It really is like driving sitting in an armchair.
     
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    You're one lucky man. One day, hopefully...
     
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    Some simply stunning bikes there. Is there any bike that sounds better than a Ducati?

    As EVL says - each to their own - vive la difference!
     
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    nice carbon detailing . . .

    but I notice they resisted the temptation to go for a carbon chassis . . . .

    (Smiles knowingly . . . :devil: :devil: :devil: )
     
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    You do realise everyone will be buying AMG badges off ebay and sticking them on their bikes from now on!
     
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    I'd much rather have a go on this;)
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    Seconded :thumb:
     

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