Bentley Batur Gets Matching Ducati Diavel Superbike By Mulliner

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50 special-edition examples will be made exclusively for Batur customers, but another 500 are available for you and me.

The sort of person who can afford to buy an 18-unit Bentley Batur must surely like their two-wheeled thrills in similarly low-volume form, so Ducati and Mulliner have granted their wishes with a very special version of the Diavel super sports bike. This is not Ducati's first rodeo with another Volkswagen Group-owned company (Ducati is owned by Audi, after all), following a Diavel 1260 inspired by the Lamborghini Sian in 2020 and, more recently, a Streetfighter V4 S with Huracan STO touches last year.

But don't think that these bikes are becoming more ubiquitous because they're being built with any less precision and passion. The Ducati Diavel for Bentley Mulliner has "a completely new design" with unique components and, of course, a dedicated livery.

The 1,158 cc Granturismo engine is unchanged, offering 168 horsepower. That's plenty; as standard, this crotch rocket only weighs 520 pounds.

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Ducati and Bentley's first collaboration is being unveiled as this article goes live at Art Basel in Miami, Florida's version of the European art fair and the ideal stomping ground for a pair of high-end brands looking to offload some precious metal.

As we can see, the special edition is based on the Diavel V4, an engine layout that Ducati has loved for years and which fellow VAG manufacturer Porsche is now exploring. The Centro Stile Ducati collaborated with Bentley's designers to incorporate Batur elements, one of which was the striking Scarab Green paint from the Mulliner palette. Another is the running gear, which sees bespoke forged wheels modeled on the Batur's rims. Like those wheels, a machined surface finish punctuates the Dark Titanium Satin that dominates the design.

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Elsewhere, the side air intakes get the same two-tone mesh effect as the Batur's grille, and the mimicking continues with the triangular rear reflectors, as well as the front mudguard, fairings, and upper tank (all referencing the ribs on the car's hood). Naturally, there's plenty of carbon fiber, including the fenders, headlight cover, engine cover, exhaust and radiator covers, radiator shrouds, side panels, and tailpiece, which can be replaced by a passenger seat.

The seat comes in black Alcantara over red fabric, a color that is also found on the brakes.

500 of these will be made in this form, but another 50 will be made just for Mulliner (not only Batur) customers. These bikes will be custom configured, with the saddle, front calipers, carbon fiber elements, and rims all open for further customization. As you'd expect, such a customer could spec the bike to match a custom Bacalar, for example.

Pricing is a mystery, but if the STO bike is any indication, all will sell out instantly.

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