From MotoGP sponsorship to new cars for its riders and even a co-branded speedboat, Ducati and AMG have not missed a single opportunity to promote their new partnership. And the latest is set to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

That's where the two performance brands will unveil the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition. The bike starts out with the Diavel Carbon model and upgraded with special wheels, radiator grilles, exhaust and Alcantara saddle. The requisite special badges, of course, also appear all over the white-striped carbon-fiber bodywork, and the engine is specifically balanced and signed by an individual technician.

There's more to delve into in the press release after the jump and the images in the gallery, so check 'em out and see if you can keep yourself from fantasizing about racing this beast against an SLS AMG.
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DUCATI DIAVEL AMG SPECIAL EDITION TO BE SHOWN AT FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

Ducati and Mercedes AMG have proudly announced that the first public showing of the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition will be at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany from 15-25 September. The 2012 flagship model of the Diavel family is a tribute to the AMG luxury-sport brand and is intended for passionate connoisseurs of technology, engineering detail and exclusive style.

Ducati's unique cooperation with Mercedes AMG was first announced at the 2010 Los Angeles Motor Show with a sponsorship agreement for the Ducati MotoGP Team which perfectly demonstrated the shared brand values of high performance, motorsport and excitement. The association soon developed into a rich strategy of co-marketing activities and the Diavel AMG Special Edition now represents the first "co-inspired" model, elegantly combining distinctive styling features from both famous marques.

Based upon the Diavel Carbon, the Diavel AMG Special Edition features AMG's signature 5-spoke wheel styling, carbon fibre lateral radiator grills with aluminium trim, AMG-style sport exhaust system with engraved end-caps and AMG-style horizontally ribbed seat upholstered in Alcantara®. The model's incredible attention to performance detail also ensures that every engine has its Desmodromic cam-timing set by hand and authenticated with the name of the engine technician engraved on the left-side engine casing. Further underlining the model's exclusivity, each motorcycle will have a numbered plaque on the fuel tank.

The award-winning Ducati Diavel has had massive first-year success for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, its bold design merging the worlds of power and style with absolute precision to set a new industry standard for the segment. Ducati's awesome Testastretta 11° engine combined with their famous chassis technology and a specially engineered 240 section rear tyre delivers mind-blowing performance balanced with user-friendly comfort and safety-enhancing electronics.

Hand-built - as with all Ducati motorcycles - the exclusive new Diavel AMG Special Edition is dressed in matte black carbon fibre bodywork with AMG's very own "Diamond White Bright" stripe and frame colour contrasted with black wheels. The special edition wheels, seat and exhaust end-caps are all AMG branded while "AMG" is also laser-engraved into the air-duct panels either side of the fuel tank. The Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition and exclusively designed leather jacket and helmet apparel will be available in early 2012, with orders opening to coincide with the first public showing at the Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.


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      AMG THIS
      • 3 Years Ago
      LAME. Does this mean that Daimler is going to "merge" with Ducati, rape their bank account, put out uncompetitive junk product and then toss the remains into the laps of the tax payers like they did to Chrysler?
        AMG THIS
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AMG THIS
        Sorry Import fag, Chrysler was worth 38 billion and the most profitable car maker when they "merged". GFY.
          NissanGTR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AMG THIS
          It doesnt mean your product is good.
        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AMG THIS
        The difference is that Chrysler was garbage to begin with.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          Says the guy who thinks his GT-R is still superior even though it was beaten by an LF-A and Corvette ZR-1.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          You call me dumb, but you think the ZR-1 has a modified Z06 engine.... Right. Guess it's time to make you look retarded once again... ZR-1 - 6.2L LS9 V8 Z06 - 7.0L LS7 V8 Yes, they are both LS family engines. But that's the only relation. You also keep referring to the tires as race slicks. Funny, these don't look like race slicks: http://i.auto-bild.de/ir_img/61149921_4cd7bd0d42.jpg Those are also the same tires offered on the Z06 Centennial Edition. So yes, technically they do come straight from the factory with them. They are offered at dealerships to ZR-1 owners. I know this because a guy in my club has an '11 ZR-1 and the dealer offered the same tires. So keep thinking your GT-R is superior. Keep coming up with excuses to why it the ZR-1 was faster.
          NissanGTR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          Yes its a modified Z06. If you modify an engine from stock it will be different. I am pretty sure the halo car is suppose to be considerably faster than the rest of the line up. Elmo you are about as dumb as vwfails trolling if you think they used model specific race slicks over street tires for driving ability over performance.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          Uh the ZR-1 is more than just a Z06. The engines are completely different for one. The ZR-1 weighs more than the Z06. The Z06 is also a track car built for the street while the ZR-1 is more of an everyday car. Also, the ZR-1 was using tires that are specific to the car and was NOT a modification in order to make it faster. The car comes with those tires from the factory.
      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bring on the idiots who think motorcycles aren't automobiles and complain that this website is posting a motorcycle article...
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Jubei
      • 3 Years Ago
      Keep your AMG, I'll take the standard carbon edition thank you!
      SpikedLemon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pass. This'll likely end up w/ someone who'll rarely ride and only pull it out on sunny days to meet at a local coffee shop to show it off. I'd rather see AMG take on the Monster and try to re-create the SS.
      billthril9
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here comes Pepe Le Pew's skunk strip bike!!!
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