Tom Dixon has been an avid fan and owner of motorcycles and he is also a well-known designer in the international scene. It is inevitable that he fuses these two passions and creates a unique product. Dixon created a custom Moto Guzziwhich he named Tomoto. It is not one of the Moto Guzzi for sale in the UK since this is a collaboration but enthusiasts were able to see get a glimpse of motorcycle while on display during the exhibition of the UK designer called Tom Dixon’s Milan 2017: Multiplex. It was one of the highlights of the recently concluded Milan Design week.
Tomoto is the custom Moto Guzzi motorbike that was designed by Dixon himself. He was able to accomplish the project with the aid of Stefano Venier, an Italian motorcycle builder who is an expert in custom designs and is known globally. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Tomoto’s tire tread was also custom made with the help of a leading tire company, Pirelli.
Dixon is a proud owner of a Moto Guzzi for the past 27 years and he admitted that his design career took after because of his creations involving motorcycles.
He shared his love for tinkering motorcycles that are vintages or on the verge of collapse. He was able to learn welding because of his desire to repair a bike. He was not successful in fixing bikes but he took on an entirely different path through making things which led to his career in designing.
His love for motorbikes never wavered thus when presented the chance to tour the factory, he never let the chance of tinkering a motorcycle slide.
Elements from the previous creations of Dixon were evident on Tomoto such as the wheel rims made of raw aluminium that is designed with geometric patterns. Dixon learned this technique while studying digital punching.
The gas tank is also made of raw aluminium but contains no decors except for two words, Tomoto and Guzzi. Many dreams that it would be one of the Moto Guzzi for sale in the UK but the custom motorbike will only be used for displays and exhibitions.