Ortolani Customs Ducati 1199 S Panigale is a Mean Gleam Machine
In stock form, the Ducati 1199 S Panigale is an attention-grabbing thoroughbred of a motorcycle. But the guys at French custom bike shop Ortolani Customs saw a rendering of one of these dynamite Ducs with custom bodywork and all metal surfaces polished to mirror-like shines and said, “You know, we could totally make this in real life” (Or at least words to that effect. In French.). So they did!
Using the time-tested method of beating flat sheets of aluminum into shape over wooden bucks, the Ortolani Customs crew fabricated a new fuel tank, airbox and stinger-like tail section, then polished those pieces to a lusty luster. They also added a brown leather seat from NMB Designs (and reupholstered the handgrips to match), as well as a plethora of performance parts like an Akrapovic exhaust system, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes and a pair of OZ Racing wheels wearing Michelin slick tires. Put another way, this superbike is as speedy as it is shiny.