Some of the 2015 production liveries have been unveiled this week at the ECIMA Motorcycle show in Italy.
As you know, SMD is about liveries and design, not performance, which I love but to talk about too, but I leave that to the experts!
1st, The Yamaha R1M. I would love to know who is their graphics designers or creative director! they do a great job, consistent style/branding from their production bikes to their GP ones.
Production graphics are HARD, because they need to be minimal and yet make a statement AND represent the brand year after year.
This Yamaha R1M does just that.
Next, what will probably be my next bike! (I hope is not super expensive) The Honda RC-213V-S, Honda's answer to the Ducati Desmocedici, a street MotoGP bike.
I can say I am "Honda" guy, love all brands, each ones has something great, but Honda is what I ride, mainly because is so light! (The Honda CBR 1000RR 2008 and on)
I like this livery, but in general, I think Honda is not at the level of Yamaha, Aprilia or Ducati when it comes to production liveries, what do you think?
Next, the Aprilia RSV4RR . LOVE IT! Have also always loved silver for liveries, and it seems that silver is the new black! with the R1M and this one too. I would have just lined up the line on the tank with the line on the faring, same angle. I talked to Miguel Galluzzi, head designer of the Piaggio Group, about SMD doing graphics for Aprilia, we'll see one day :)