Apparently famed UK furniture and lighting designer, Tom Dixon, is an avid motorcyclist and a long-term Moto Guzzi owner. In fact, in an interview with Dezeen he credits his desire to work on his own motorcycles as the impetus for learning to weld – a skill that launched his career creating things with metal.
On a visit to the Moto Guzzi factory, Dixon procured what appears to be a V7 to use as a new canvas in collaboration with notable customizer Stefano Venier. The result blends Venier’s raw style with Dixon’s penchant for geometric designs. Dubbed Tomoto, the motorcycle was unveiled last week during Milan’s design week.
Features that will interest Motorcycle.com readers are the stamped wheel inserts and prototype Pirelli tires (which must be constructed of unobtanium since there is no branding on the rubber). Folks who are familiar with Dixon’s designs will immediately notice the headlight which is adapted from a pendant lamp of his design.
To see more photos and see a video of the interview, visit the article on Dezeen.