Dainese Speciale Teams with MrMartini
The Dainese Speciale collection, in collaboration with customizer MrMartini, was launched at the recent Motor Bike Expo (MBE) in Verona, Italy. The Speciale name comes from MrMartini’s café, a meeting point for all who share the passion for two wheels. The café is located next to the shop in Verona where Nicola Martini brings his twowheeled custom creations to life.
The Speciale range has been designed in collaboration with MrMartini and his Diavoletto motorcycle, conceived by MrMartini for Dainese. The bike is based on a Zaeta 530 DT flat tracker that features a saddle made of the same leather as the Speciale jacket, with a vintage American-style “tuck and roll” effect. The Speciale Leather Jacket and Diavoletto were officially unveiled to the public on January 20 at the Dainese booth during MBE.
The Speciale Leather Jacket is a full-grain cowhide street garment, vat-dyed and subjected to a particular wax-based finish for a distinguishing look. It brings together Italian flavor and Dainese’s knowhow for its unique style, fit and protection. The jacket features removable Dainese Pro-Armor protection at the shoulders and elbows, and it has a back-protector pouch. The collection is completed by lifestyle garments including the Speciale Sweatshirt and the Speciale T-shirt, both of which feature a unique drawing of the Speciale project bike.
“These are the stories of passion that Dainese wants to tell,” said Cristiano Silei, CEO of Dainese Group. “The stories of those who, like MrMartini, love something and make it magic. They’re stories of passion and pride to share with others. This is exactly what we’re doing with the Speciale project.”
“Since the beginning, Dainese has always been the point of reference, the undisputed leader, the ‘beacon’ in the production of motorbike protection equipment and more,” added Nicola Martini, owner and founder of MrMartini. “The peculiarity of the fairing is that the front depicts the shape of the Dainese logo, and the headlight reflects the same light, expressing in mechanical terms what Dainese depicts in the world of protection.”
The items from the Speciale project will be on sale in Dainese shops beginning in April. The Speciale Leather Jacket lists for $649.95, the sweatshirt, $89.95 and $44.95 for the T-shirt.