Mike Welton @ Architect + Artisans – Leave it to the Italians to deliver something as elegant as this two-wheeled beauty.
A pair of them – engineer Bruno Greppi and designer Luca Scopel, both motorbike aficionados – designed it and call it Cykno.
They say it winks an eye at Greek mythology. Cykno was a hero with the gift of invulnerability, but also a mortal transformed by Zeus into a swan.
“We think this will be a sort of old style furniture piece built with very technical and modern materials,” the designers say.
They’ve developed a timeless design inspired by early American motorcycles from the early 20th century, and then updated it with sustainability, performance and technology.
Cykno merges vintage design current technology, like a carbon fiber frame, aluminum billet parts, a brushless motor from Sweden, a racing brake system and LiPo battery technology. Read more.