rustom’s vecchio conio — old money — motorbike is inspired by italian engineering

‘vecchio conio’ — old money – is rustom ’s latest motorcycle project presented in 2018. this design has been the official special edition of the international motorbike expo, 19 january 2018, queen of the gala party night in palazzo ducale in verona. it has been shown to the press and special guests as part of the beginning of the three-day exposition.


all images by nicola volpi

italian based motorbike workshop rustom has been working hard for over three years and for the first time has decided to build a special bike to sell. the design team wants to celebrate the italian motorcycle engineering and its famous brand moto guzzi. therefore, rustom has bought a brand-new moto guzzi V9 bobber 2017 and began to study it, reading opinions, driving it and trying to understand the real soul of this motorbike.


this design has been the official special edition of the international motorbike expo

after a couple of weeks, the italian workshop has decided to build a different special motorbike, more like an official special model and not ‘only’ a concept show bike. that’s why it took more than 200 hours of work to build a complete plug & play kit without modifying any part of the original chassis, brackets and components. the result is an old-style custom bike – a nostalgic memory of the glorious V7 ambassador and california — with a modern touch, no chrome, hi-tech components and modern specs with a classic elegant look. This 57 HP motorbike reaches 190 km/h maximum speed with more than 400 km of fuel autonomy. its price tag is 28.000 euros, including all original parts.


the design team wants to celebrate the italian motorcycle engineering and its famous brand moto guzzi

the ‘key’ of rustom’s project is the paintwork. the design team has spent one year looking for the original italian old banknotes — lira italiana, from 1921 to 2002. it has been used as a decoupage of the central stripe of the motorbike, protecting them with 10 layers of special transparent paint coating. the result is unique and testifies that italian handmade, history and traditions are not forgotten. there are still young italians believing in their country, with passion for handcraft and a real love for engines.


it took more than 200 hours of work to build a complete plug & play kit without modifying any part


the result is an old-style custom bike with a modern touch


this 57 HP motorbike reaches 190 km/h maximum speed with more than 400 km of fuel autonomy


its price tag is 28.000 euros, including all original parts


the ‘key’ of rustom’s project is the paintwork


the italian workshop has decided to build a different special motorbike and not ‘only’ a concept show bike


the result is unique and testifies that italian handmade, history and traditions are not forgotten

apostolos costarangos I designboom

apr 05, 2018

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