Welcome to the new way for motorcycle manufacturers to have access to the talent of a selected group of some of the top indie motorcycle designers in the world.
IN-MOTOD is the innovative way created by SMD to connect with not one, but ALL these 9 designers at the same time to pitch motorcycle designs for your projects.
If one of their designs is selected, that is all you will pay for in a sales merit-royalties basis.
You can choose to use your in-house team for development or our development services as well.
Contact SMD for further details on this exciting new way to tap into this unprecedented and creative
Some of the designer descriptions by the #1 custom bikes authority, BIKE EXIF
The market for high-end, bespoke custom motorcycles is tiny. To move beyond bolt-on parts takes hours of craftsmanship, and true artisans don’t come cheap. Walt Siegl is one of those rare craftsmen, and he’s also keenly aware of the dilemma: His bikes, lusted after by so many, are affordable by relatively few. -Bike Exif
“Walt Siegl, I’d wager, is the world’s best custom Ducati builder.” — BikeExif
A few months ago, Bill Webb’s Honda CBR1000RR almost melted our servers. The ‘café fighter’ conversion became one of the most popular bikes we’ve ever shown, -Bike Exif
THE ONE MOTO SHOW is a cornucopia of analog delights, gleaming with metalflake and raw, hand-beaten bodywork. But there was an interloper lurking amongst the chrome and carburetors: this futuristic Zero from Huge Moto of San Francisco, -Bike Exif
As soon as the Zero was revealed, it starting popping up everywhere on social media
In Japan, there is a design theory called Kanso (簡素)—meaning simplicity, or the elimination of clutter. And every time I see an Auto Fabrica bike, I’m reminded of that fine principle, -Bike Exif
IN THE CUSTOM WORLD, stagnation is terminal. Which is why top outfits like Auto Fabrica are constantly evolving, -Bike Exif
HUGO ECCLES-UNTITELED MOTORCYCLES
IT’S BEEN A BUSY YEAR for Hugo Eccles of Untitled Motorcycles. His Ducati Hyper Scrambler appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage, and his ‘Supernaturale’ Moto Guzzi custom won the coveted Design & Style award at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering this past June.
Moto Guzzi must have been paying attention because they recently commissioned Hugo to customize their V9 Bobber as part of their ‘Pro-Build’ program,
ITALIAN AUTOMOTIVE DESIGNER Paolo Tesio has reworked Ducati’s iconic Monster into an even more desirable machine, transforming its looks with remarkably few modifications, -Bike Exif
Paolo ‘Tex’ Tesio, an Italian automotive designer with over 20 years industry experience. Tesio spends his days at a design and engineering firm, working for a major auto manufacturer. But when the sun sets, he drags himself into his ‘Tex Design’ studio to cultivate his passion for two wheelers,-BikeExif
Alex Earle is the Design Program Manager for Volkswagen of America. But he’s passionate about bikes as well as cars—and in particular, street trackers, -Bike Exif
TOM KONECNY-DIAMOND ATELIER
Motorcycle styling, even in the custom scene, tends to edge forward in increments. Bikes fit neatly within genres, perhaps stretching the envelope in one direction but playing safe in others.
But occasionally someone will try something completely new. And so it is with this groundbreaking design from Diamond Atelier, the Munich workshop famous for its immaculate BMW airhead customs, -Bike Exif
Thomas Fleuret is the US general manager if the vehicles design studio Vintech, having worked with the likes of Arch Motorcycles, Lucid motors and more.
SACHA LAKIC-BLACK TRACK MOTORS
The CX500 works best when builders manage to straighten out its awkward lines. And who better to do that than an experienced automotive, furniture and architectural designer? Cue Sacha Lakic, who runs a studio in Luxembourg and likes to add the occasional motorcycle to his portfolio, -Bike Exif
Freelance industrial designer based in the UK specialising in motorcycle design.
After completing my degree in transport design at Coventry University, I became a lead designer working with CHD Design Works to produce 2D and 3D designs for the upcoming Triumph motorcycle range and other clients. I have been fortunate to have worked with Triumph Motorcycles for over 4 years and have been able to see designs through from initial sketches to the production line.