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MOTO MMXX


This exhibition of custom bikes at San Francisco' s Museum of Craft and Design looks superb. There are a few bikes that have been in Sideburn over the years and plenty of others from builders we admire. The exhibition was curated by ex-pat Brit, Hugo Eccles of Untitled Motorcycles.


It's cruel that the run, like so many things, has been derailed by Covid. The museum has put a 3D 'interactive' tour option on their website. I didn't get on with it too well, it was too fisheye distorted for me to spend much time with it, but perhaps you'll like it.


The blurb says... '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.'


The exhibition runs until 3 January 2021. Check opening times before travelling, of course. Visit sfmcd.org for details


Check the MOTO MMXX 3D Tour.


All photos: MOTO MMXX, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco. Images courtesy of Henrik Kam.

Buell Blast by DesmoBIBU; Combat Motors (formerly Confederate); Ronin (as featured in SB22)

Another angle of the DesmoBibu Buell Blast-based streetfighter

Walt Siegl's sublime Alta-based electric street tracker

Untitled Motorcycle's XP Zero electric superbike

JvB's Pantah. We featured JvB in Sideburn 8

Suicide Machine Co's Harley XG750 - featured in Sideburn 28

Icon 1000 Katana/GSX-R

Earle Motors Ducati from Sideburn 14

Watkins' hub-centre steering BMW 1150

Sosa Metalworks 1950 Panhead

J. Ruiter's wonderful NoMoto