Vintage styling evokes emotion that modern machines simply cannot, although that generally comes at the sacrifice of performance and drivability. However, the latest custom bike from Ducati, the Ducati Peace Sixty2 defies tradition by combining pioneering engineering with a distinct retro appeal.

Ducati presented the Peace Sixty2 at the recent 2016 Verona Motor Bike Expo, unveiling a fully customised bike that appears even sharper and sleeker than any previous design.

Built by local builder Mr. Martini, the motorcycle is based on the original ‘Sixty2’ and adopts the ‘Peace’ motif as a reaction to last November’s terror attacks in Paris. What is more, the vibrant red circle adorned on the side of the Ducati’s body is faired with the lyrics from John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ while the design is anchored by the rainbow-hued stripe which run along the tank and tail.

The custom sports bike boasts a distinct 1960’s appeal courtesy of the specially crafted Plexiglas nose which averts attention to the original headlight. Elsewhere, the handlebars, single-seater tailpiece and exhaust are hand-crafted to refine the unique aesthetic. Completing the design is a series of delicate details and graphic elements, such as the symbols that recall the concept of peace.

Take a closer look at the Ducati Peace Sixty2 Custom bike below.