Rizoma was looking for designers, engineers, and students to show the future of motorcycling. Forward-thinking digital submissions have been collected through June 30th 2019 in two contest categories—motorcycle design and aftermarket product design.

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The winner – class “Motorcycle Design”

Erik Askin is Associate Design Director at New Deal Design (San Francisco) and has won with his project “Tryal” the Rizoma Design Challenge – class “Motorcycle Design.” As a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Erik was forever changed during an internship when he first sat on a Ducati Monster. For him, Miguel Galluzzi’s iconic design served as both a benchmark for excellence as well as inspiration to think differently. Erik would like to thank all the Rizoma Challenge judges, voters and organisers … and is looking forward to trying his new Rizoma Rearsets, a Rev’It Racesuit and NEXX Helmets at his next roadtrip.

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About Tryal (txt Erik Askin)

The future of motorcycling will hinge on getting more riders on two wheels. Among an industry catering towards performance and horsepower, the Tryal Bike offers a friendlier approach. Simple, approachable and most importantly … fun, this is a bike that is easy for anyone to ride. Bold colours, clean iconic forms, and fun features such as the customise-able dot matrix headlight, makes the Tryal an exciting new choice for future riders. A modern day mini-moro with 14” wheels, electric drive train, and upright geometry the Tryal is a blast for learning or simply a fun way to get around town.

Erik Askin | Rizoma Design Challenge | Electric Motorcycles News
Erik Askin | Rizoma Design Challenge | Electric Motorcycles News

About Rizoma

Founded in 2001 as a small workshop near Milan, Rizoma is now recognized as a global leader in aftermarket motorcycle hard parts. An unwavering focus on design and excellence, alongside a striking machined-aluminum aesthetic have made Rizoma a favorite of builders worldwide—from the master craftsman to the garage enthusiast.

See more at www.rizoma.com

More about the Rizoma Design Challenge: https://rizomadesignchallenge.com/

Guy Salens

Guy Salens (motorcycle enthousiast): I want to show the world an overview of existing electric motorcycles and future projects. Because it's time.