The ck Calvin Klein Spring 2010 campaign ads have just been launched and we’re surprised to see the fashion brand introducing their own idea of a biker look with the help of stylist Karl Temper and photographer Craig McDean.
The brand’s fifth campaign approaches minimalistic styles that have long characterized CK, but the “gear” is rather girly, so I guess that’s why we’re seeing the custom-made bike giving the tone of the action in the pics.
As a result of Puma’s collaboration with Ducati, their Motorsport Spring Collection 2010 video ad shows a few Ducati motorcycles, which attracted our attention in the first place. Then we just have to admit that an Italian logo can make almost any shoe look better, not that we don’t like Pumas or anything. Video is attached after the jump.
Patrizia Ruiz is a Spanish supermodel and paddock girl for Fiat Yamaha Team. She recently posed for the greek MotoGP magazine dressed (more or less) in motorcycle clothing and gear. We like the end result, but also got our hands on the backstage video, so check it out after the break.
With all the ‘Black Friday’ frenzy coming down on us, we offer you a way to profit of the busiest retail shopping day of the year without being brought in the state of killing the guy ‘shopping’ next to you. Remember our post about Ducatigifts.com, the new website that Pro Italia and Ducati have recently launched? Well, they were kind enough to offer a special 10% off coupon code to Top Speed readers. The code – topspeed – is good from Nov 27-Nov 30. Happy shopping you all and don’t forget to mention us when making your order.
Say you have a Ducatisti in the house and don’t really know what to buy him/her for Christmas. Things are now made much easier for you with this new website that Pro Italia and Ducati have launched – Ducatigifts.com. Offering performance parts and accessories, protective gear and casual Ducati clothing, the site is like Santa’s bag of goodies for each and every fan of the Italian brand.
Press release is attached after the jump.
That car guy who at one point in time qualified motorcyclists as being ‘grown up man in power ranger suits’ might not have been that far from the truth considering that Universal Designs have created the Dark Knight Batman leather motorcycle suit. It is made of cordura, leather, kevlar and CE approved armor, which can be removed when you’re not actually riding your way to the end of delinquency.
Priced at US$998, the suit will be sold in a number of 1000 units, so you better hurry up if you were long planning to find the right gear to wear on your midnight cruiser.
We recently came across an out-of-the-way combination between a motorcycle and a coffin. No, we’re not aware of any biker actually crashing into a coffin. In this case, the coffin plays the comfortable role of the sidecar, which is attached to this pretty stock cruiser.
The bike is not even a herse and it is frequently ridden looking like this. What is your opinion about it? Or, better said, how do you think the passenger in the right feels like?
French tuner Ad Koncept has come up with a very interesting way to customize the 2009 Honda CBR1000RR, not that much in matters of technical upgrades but more in terms of extremely attractive styling. The new Playboy scheme looks simply awesome on the standard fairing, but we do notice the Ohlins suspension, new Brembo brakes and LeoVince exhaust as well as the Rizoma special kit that was added to the bike.
The new special livery is sure to make this bike stand out even more, especially if it is ridden by one of those bunnies that we all like.
Carpenters rarely drift away from their object of activity, but when someone thinks at having a wooden fairing built for a Honda Nighthawk, bike building (or, better said, bike dressing) turns into a job for the man with few tools and plenty of imagination.
This particular creation was spotted at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show and we understand it was quite a big attraction.
These pictures, courtesy of Stephane Feugere, show Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini shooting the press kit for Chanel’s pre-spring 2010 collection at the Chanel boutique on Rue Royale in Paris. The event took place last Friday and the man behind it is Karl Lagerfeld, who commissioned this Triton café racer for the occasion.
While the pictures look marvelous, we’re sad to say that the bike is not for sale.
North Carolina Ducati dealer Hattar Motorsports came up with this Martini Racing paintjob for the 1098S model.
Although drinking and riding isn’t something that we recommend, we have to admit that the Martini Racing livery looks just like the right ‘detail’ if planning to make the Ducati 1098S stand out even more than it already does with the usual paint schemes.
If taking this amazing looking motorcycle on the race track, it will surely be confused with a veritable racer (which it isn’t far from being, by the way).
We were wondering when the Martini Racing colors could find their place on a motorcycle because we’ve seen plenty of championship-winning race cars showing it ever since 1968. There could be no better choice than this specific Ducati model.