Multiple outlets are saying that Ducati is hard at work developing some new model variants across its lineup. And, at least one of those models will be the result of a partnership between Ducati and Lamborghini.
The partnership makes sense for business purposes. Both Ducati and Lamborghini are Volkswagen Group companies. Keeping the builds in the same family reduces costs. And, working together can also have a positive effect on both brands as well.
Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini
The model getting the Lambo treatment is Ducati’s Diavel. The news comes as a result of a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filing showing a “Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini” being certified as a 2021 model.
The new model will likely use the same 1262cc Testastretta v-twin engine as the current Diavel. If that’s the case, the bike will be putting out more than 155hp. But the “Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini” could include high-end components and materials. Look for plenty of carbon fiber and “lighter” materials to make the machine stand out from other Diavels.
You can also expect the bike to be liberally branded with Lambo logos and special paint. Rumors are saying that the machine will support a yellow paint job or yellow accents to go with the Italian car manufacturer’s yellow paint pedigree.
Other new Ducati models
As for the other new Ducati models coming, we’ve already told you about the upcoming Ducati Multistrada 1260 Grand Tour, so no further explanation is necessary here. But there are also rumors that a new Scrambler is in the works.
The newest model will be a Ducati 1100 Scrambler Pro Dark. As you can imagine, the bike will be painted in black. Ducati’s “Dark” are generally less expensive than their other models. So you can expect fewer “premium” components to get the price point down.
There’s currently no information when the bikes will be rolled out. Since both EICMA and Intermot have already been canceled, you can expect a digital launch in the future.