2012 Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition

  • 2012 Ducati Diavel AMG
  • 2012 Ducati Diavel AMG
  • 2012 Ducati Diavel AMG

Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division is infamous for its snarling hot rods infused with track-focused fierceness, but that didn’t stop the two-wheeled world from scratching its collective head when the three-pointed star forged a marketing partnership with Ducati. The first material evidence of that unexpected collaboration is the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition ($26,495), which inherits a few automotive-inspired cues from the four-wheeled realm: AMG’s signature five-spoke wheels, engraved exhaust tips, and a ribbed Alcantara saddle. The usual carbon trim comes together with a menacing white-on-black theme, and the Desmodromically-valved engine wears the engraved signature of its builder.

This handmade, precision-tuned, and discreetly styled ride begs to be parked next to its Mercedes-Benz complement, inviting enthusiastic comparisons to AMG products. The only kicker? Though certainly no slouch, this special edition packs the same 162 hp mill found in the standard Diavel, stirring the inevitable wish that more oomph had been massaged from the bike’s remarkable powerplant. (www.ducati.com)

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