• 2011 Ducati 1098 and 1198 "Kill Me Fast" Collection by Kristian van Hornsleth

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Over the years, Ducati has built a pristine reputation as one of the best motorcycle manufacturers in the world. They’re expensive as heck, too, but that’s besides the point. The point here is that it doesn’t take a lot to make a Ducati bike an eye-catcher, but if you’re really trying to hit for the fences and going a tad overboard is an open option, then maybe you’ll find these special edition 1098 and 1198 Ducati bikes suitable for your palette.

Designed by Danish artist, Kristian van Hornsleth, these special edition bikes have been dressed up in 10 unique – and that’s saying it lightly –paint schemes, all of which fall under Hornsleth’s “Kill Me Fast” series.

We don’t know how appropriate the name is given that these machines are about as close to a death ride for the reckless as it can get– a 0-60 mph time of under three seconds and a top speed of 198.8 mph does that to you – but considering the meticulous detail and flashiness of the designs, there’s something mysteriously alluring about these bikes.

Not that we can afford one, but hey, we can settle for everything short of actually buying one, including needlessly looking at the photos far longer than we should. Check them out and you might end up doing the same.

  • 2011 Ducati 1098 and 1198 "Kill Me Fast" Collection by Kristian van Hornsleth
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  (488) posted on 02.3.2012

The graffiti art design on this 2011 Ducati 1098 and 1198 is very pleasant to the eye, that it caught my attention. It has no doubt that Ducati is the best motorcycle manufacturer in the world.

  (452) posted on 06.29.2011

Actually, there is nothing worth seeing here other than the fancy paint job that they did on the body. The engine is still pretty much standard one that all Ducati 1098’s have.

  (415) posted on 06.27.2011

I would say that I am not really a fan of these artsy bikes. But I would definitely make an exception for this one, as there is something to it that really pulls me in.

  (501) posted on 06.23.2011

hmm... for me, the design does not reach its tag line "Kill Me Fast". There are lots of colors that made this bike a child’s toy. I think it will be more killer look if they use a pure black or red one.

  (406) posted on 06.21.2011

I like the designs, it was so abstract!.. Since, i’m really a fan of abstract thing, so I love this one! Looking forward to their next design!

  (377) posted on 06.15.2011

Wow, those are de4finitely a lot of fancy graphics on this one. But come to thing of it, I am not really that much into these flashy designs. I still prefer the raw looks of a regular Ducati.

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