Martini Racing Ducati 1098

Martini Racing Ducati 1098S
Since 1968, the Martini Racing livery has been synonymous with championship-winning race cars. So it was only a matter of time before the iconic colors appeared on a motorcycle. The Ducati 1098 was a good choice: it’s a supermodel clotheshorse for high-impact paint schemes, as the exquisite Gulf-Ducati showed. This 1098S was built by Nor-Cal Ducati dealer Hattar Motorsports, receiving a full race prep (Motorcycle USA did a track test) before being repainted in the Martini Racing colors. Check the terrific Martini Racing website for more vintage racing goodness of the four-wheeled kind—including the 1975 Porsche Carrera RS and the Lancia 037 Berlinetta rally car.

  • Bob

    Ah… Ask, and you shall receive. Thanks for the post, Chris!
    Beautiful bike!

  • http://www.motorsportretro.com rich

    Fantastic BIke. About time we saw those evocative Martini colours on a two wheeled machine.

  • Skylar

    I guess the Alitalia Aprilla is next then?

  • nick

    I’ll take mine shaken not stirred thanks.

  • http://www.ducatinewstoday.com Mark Morrison

    This is a great color scheme. The 1098/1198 seems to suit such schemes and doesn’t look as good in a solid colour. On my site I featured the same bike but also a Martini R1 which looks equally good as the Ducati (shame on me!) http://www.ducatinewstoday.com/2009/07/martini-racing-ducati-1098s-special/