Dainese and MrMartini teams up

Dainese and MrMartini partner up for a new series of gear plus a matching one-off custom café racer.

Leading Italian riding apparels brand Dainese and world-renowned café racer specialist builder MrMartini have teamed up. Together, Dainese and MrMartini have created a one-off café racer prototype plus a series of retro-inspired heritage gear called the Speciale line.

Through this partnership, both Italian powerhouses are celebrating their shared values in spirit, passion, and craftsmanship. Additionally, Speciale was named after MrMartini’s renowned Verona café that has acted a meeting point for all who share the common passion for café racers.

Each garment from the Speciale theme is gifted wit ha graphic that reads out the following message: “This story speaks Italian, and it means passion. Passion for the future, for two wheels, for freedom, and for one’s own work. This story is about style and protection, friendship and knowhow. This special jacket and special motorcycle are there, inviting you to hit the road, because while a journey may only last a few miles, it can tell the story of a lifetime—a special story.”

Developed for street riders, the Dainese Speciale Leather Jacket is made using full-grain cow hide that’s been vat-dyed and treated with a special wax-based finishing. It’s also primed with Removable certified Dainese Pro-Armor protection on the shoulders and elbows plus a back protector pouch for those adopting this option.

Besides the jacket, the Dainese and MrMartini Speciale collection also features other apparels including sweatshirt and a T-shirt. The items from the Speciale project will be on sale in Dainese shops beginning in April this year.

Notably, the gear was created to match the one-off café racer built by MrMartini to commemorate this partnership. Based on a Zaeta 530 DT motorcycle, the Dainese x MrMartini Diavoletto prototype features all the signature traits of any of the latter specialist builder’s signature traits.

Highlights include a classic racer-like fairing, bubble-windshield, wire wheels, low clip-on bars and a custom exhaust system. Notably, the custom seat was made using the same leather material with the same treatment applied in the Dainese Speciale jacket as well.

Unfortunately, the Dainese x MrMartini Davoletto protoype is a one-off and it isn’t for sale. The bike was however shown off at the recent Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy, garnering plenty of acclaim there too.Check out more images of the fruit from the Dainese and MrMartini tie up in the gallery we’ve prepared below.

Co-founder of Bikes Republic and a motoring journalist by night. He is a self described enthusiasts with a passion for speed but instead rides a Harley and a J300. A man of contradictions, he is just as passionate about time off in the quiets as he is about trail braking into turn one at Sepang Circuit on two or four wheels.

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