dismounted piece by piece and restored

dotto creations founders francesco iannuzzi and gianluca bartolini started with a 1979 honda cx500, which was dismantled completely to the bare metal and then restored. the designers sought to give a sculptural look to ‘biancaneve’ motorcycle ensuring a comfortable driving position.

a white organic-formed shell placed over the frame serves as the centerpiece of the vehicle, adding a smooth finish. a hidden cutout at the back enables the fairing to unfold in order to reveal a handmade alcantara and leather saddle.

sculptural motorcycle exposes its handmade saddle through hidden cutout
‘two wheels, an engine and a way to ride it’

all images courtesy of dotto creations 

discreet yet elegant touches

‘it wants to be a sculpture to look at when it’s parked and give a smooth experience when ridden,’ said the founders of dotto creations. the designers started to model the vehicle as a pure shape, with the result of a body that seems to flow even if it’s still. as they mention, they sought to generate a sculpture that can be driven; you open it, you sit on it, then you ride it.

sculptural motorcycle exposes its handmade saddle through hidden cutout
stripped to the bare metal, repaired, and restored until the mechanics came back to their original reliability

sculptural motorcycle exposes its handmade saddle through hidden cutout
handmade leather seat

sculptural motorcycle exposes its handmade saddle through hidden cutout
the cowling hinges back to expose the saddle

project info:

name: biancaneve

designers: dotto creations

christina petridou I designboom

sep 09, 2021