It’s strange to see a Ducati in anything other than red. But the lines of the 1098R suit the most iconic racing colors of all: the blue and orange of Gulf Oil. This French-entered bike ran competitively in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Heures Moto, before gearbox troubles forced it out. Not quite as successful as the legendary Ford GT40s of 1968, 1968 and 1975 then, but the livery is so evocative we can forgive that. For the designers amongst you, the Gulf colors are Pantone Blue PMS 301 and Pantone Orange PMS 165.