Source: MCD | The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) in San Francisco presents MOTO MMXX, on view through January 3, 2021. Featuring motorcycles from around the globe, MOTO MMXX showcases innovative international builders, cutting-edge custom motorcycles, as well as material samples, models, sketches, and renderings that unveil the creative process behind the final product. Their website invites you to enjoy a virtual 3D walkthrough of MOTO MMXX.
Originally slated to open in May of 2020, MOTO MMXX was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MCD is implementing strict protective measures, including sanitation stations and directional signage to safely welcome visitors to view MOTO MMXX once the state mandate is lifted. Masks will be required by everyone, including children over two years old, to enter the museum.
Reflecting a broad range of techniques that builders employ, guest curator Hugo Eccles offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the custom motorcycle scene allowing visitors the ability to experience both the finished ‘design’ and the ‘craft’ behind the glossy machines. Eccles, an industrial designer and motorcycle builder renowned for his radical, future-forward designs, is the co-founder and director of Untitled Motorcycles–a design company that creates and builds custom motorcycles for both private clients and for factory brands such as Ducati, Triumph, Yamaha, and Zero. MOTO MMXX will challenge the audience’s perception of the traditional motorcycle and highlight possible directions that the industry is going, can go or should go. It will showcase the actors and supporting characters, who design and build contemporary custom motorcycles using both traditional crafts and state-of-the-art technologies.
- ‘Bibu’ Alex, DesmoBIBU
- Jens vom Brauck, JvB-moto
- Jason Cormier, Curtiss Motorcycles
- Alex Earle, Earle Motors
- Hugo Eccles, Untitled Motorcycles
- Aaron & Shaun Guardado, Suicide Machine Co.
- Kurosu Kaichiroh, Cherry’s Co.
- Satya Kraus, Kraus Motor Co.
- Ernest Lee, Combat Motors
- Joey Ruiter, J.Ruiter
- J. Shia, Madhouse Motors
- Shinya Kimura, Chabott Engineering
- Walt Siegl, Siegl
- Cristian Sosa, Sosa Metal Works
- Kurt Walter, Icon 1000
- Jack Watkins, Watkins Motorworks
- Bill Webb, Huge Design
- Jay Wen, ETT