Ducati Diavel 1260 S Materico Unveiled

  • The Ducati Diavel 1260 S Materico is a design concept in conjunction with the Milan Design Week.

  • It was born from the meeting of designers Tom Dixon and from Ducati, Lamborghini, Pirelli and VW.

  • It is a one-off special and is displayed in designer Tom Dixon’s restaurant.

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The Ducati Diavel 1260 S Materico is a design concept in conjunction with the Milan Design Week.

Instead of focusing on performance upgrades, the Materico highlights textures and materials. As such, the side panels are made from carbon fibre and lined with yellow trim; the seat cover is suede with yellow trim; black exhausts and new 10-spoke wheels.

The bike is a one-off creation. It is on display at The Manzoni in Milan. The establishment is a restaurant and showroom created by British designer Tom Dixon. The bike was born after a meeting between Dixon and designers including Ducati’s Andrea Ferraresi, Lamborghini’s Mitja Borket, Pirelli R&D Director Piero Misani and former VW design department head Walter de Silva.

Ferraresi said: “We wanted to pay homage to the incredibly artistic and creative Milan Design Week by making our Diavel 1260 more audacious and original than ever. The Diavel 1260 Materico brings out all the vividness of the used material and the painstaking attention to detail that, together with high-tech components, makes this bike such an effective blend of form and function.”

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