With a price tag surpassing $2 Million, the Bentley Batur is poised to become one of the brand’s most exclusive vehicles ever, with just 18 units planned for production. It’s also the brand’s most powerful production vehicle to date, generating 730 horsepower from its twin-turbocharged W12. To celebrate its arrival, Bentley partnered with Ducati to produce a limited run of 500 Batur-inspired motorcycles, known simply as the Ducati Diavel for Bentley.
As its name suggests, Ducati’s latest utilizes the Diavel V4 as its base. However, Bentley and Ducati’s designers worked together to thoroughly re-style the bike. The standard color is a Bentley-sourced shade of Scarab Green, which contrasts against the Dark Titanium satin-finished rims. Its air intakes, front mudguard, fairing, and gas tank feature subtle nods to the Batur. Besides being interchangeable with a passenger seat, its tail draws inspiration from the car’s rear end.
Like the Batur, this limited Diavel model relies heavily on carbon fiber for its fenders, side panels, and tailpiece. Its engine, exhaust, and radiator covers also count on lightweight material. In keeping with this sporty theme, its seats feature Alcantara with contrasting red stitching throughout. However, despite its many exterior changes, the bike’s 168-horsepower V4 Granturismo 1,158 cc engine remains unchanged.
Ducati plans to build 500 total units of its Bentley-inspired Diavel, most of which will feature the aforementioned color scheme. However, 50 are reserved for Bentley Mulliner customers, the carmaker’s high-end customization department. This smaller batch will get added customization flexibility, meaning customers can change the color of its saddle, front brake calipers, and rims. Should they want to go further, Ducati will allow them to paint its bodywork to match their car or in one of a selected range of Mulliner colors.
Alongside the motorcycle itself, Bentley and Ducati also designed a Capsule Collection. This also allows buyers of this limited motorcycle to order a matching helmet and jacket.
While Bentley and Ducati unveiled their latest creation today during Miami’s Art Basel show, the brands have yet to announce when their creation will go on sale or, more crucially, how much it’ll cost.