A motorcycle described as an “Art Piece” on every blog or the builder’s website. I like to consider the range of the word “art” in reference to mass-produced stuff – like a motorcycle (You can check my thoughts here). The debate here never ends… reaches for cars, everyday objects, bikes, cameras, helmets…
I honestly don’t know much about art itself, but I know that this Moto Guzzi is one of a kind. And that means something when You consider that this is a brand, that has been building only 2-3 types of machines for decades 🙂
But it’s Italian, and they are never boring
“Tomoto” is an official project released with support from Mandello del Lario – factory where Moto Guzzi’s are built. Built by Tom Dixon (designer) and Stefano Venier, founder of Venier Motorcycles.
The motorcycle has hand-made aluminium tank and side covers. Wheel covers (sounds funny considering we are not talking about a car) were laser cut using Dixon’s trademark patterns. The headlight is also an “adaptation of Tom’s signature Fin design.”
The most interesting part is the exhaust. As it is built using “flex tubing”.
The bike’s exhaust line uses race exhaust flex tubing with a custom muffler by Mass Moto in Sicily made on Dixon specs.
Tires were also modified… by Pirelli. New leaf tread pattern was obviously… designed by Tom. The seat was custom made and covers a very small taillight. The contrasting text on the tank says “Guzzi” on the right and “Tomoto” on the left side.
Is it a work of art?
Not for me to judge. But You should be convinced by the fact that this machine was displayed during Milan design week. And they do know a thing or two about design and art in this area of Italy. I’m convinced.