Monday, 21 February 2011

Bidet?


Continuing on a vaguely bathroom theme, in Issue Three (which is out very soon) David McMillan writes in the third and final of his series of articles about the industrial design element of Italian motorcycles - in other words, he reckons Starck's Aprilia 6.5 Moto of the 1990s looks like a bidet on wheels, and he's got a point. I used to work in Soho in the mid-90s, and used to see Moto 6.5-mounted advertising execs wearing their Armani suits and Roof helmets all over the gaff (I was jealous of their money, but not what they looked like..)

5 comments:

ian said...

I think Philip Starck was better off designing chairs and funky orange-juice-squeezers...

adam@italianmotor said...

I have to agree with you. Wonder if people who own the 6.5 also possess said funky Starck kitchenalia??

Gutsibikes said...

I think it's a great design visually,and another example of the unconventional being discounted by a (mainly) conservative buying audience

Panagiotis said...

Me like it!
(Am I I ok Doc???)
And nowadays is cheap enough to buy one and use it as a city commuter than buying a mega scooter!

ITALIAN MOTOR magazine said...

It is indeed a very original design, just not one that I particularly like personally. I have read that they are cheap to buy nowadays though cycle spares are difficult to find. I'd rather haver a Guzzi for the same money..