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Motorcycle on asphalt with sun in the back

MOTO MMXX

August 22, 2020–January 3, 2021

Guest Curator: 
Hugo Eccles

Support of MOTO MMXX generously provided by BMW Motorcycles of San Francisco, San Francisco Harley-DavidsonSF Moto Motorcycles and Scooters in San FranciscoScuderia West, and Marin Speed Shop.

The Museum of Craft and Design’s exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Robyn and John Horn, Hunter Douglas, and Dorothy Saxe.



The custom motorcycle scene has exploded over the past decade, transitioning from a fringe pursuit into a mainstream phenomenon. MOTO MMXX will display custom motorcycles that epitomize and represent the best contemporary examples of this resurgence. Featuring motorcycles from around the globe, MOTO MMXX showcases innovative international builders, cutting-edge custom motorcycles, as well as material samples, models, sketches, and renderings that unveil the creative process behind the final product.

Reflecting a broad range of techniques that builders employ, guest curator Hugo Eccles offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the custom motorcycle scene allowing visitors the ability to experience both the finished ‘design’ and the ‘craft’ behind the glossy machines. Eccles, an industrial designer and motorcycle builder renowned for his radical, future-forward designs, is the co-founder and director of Untitled Motorcycles–a design company that creates and builds custom motorcycles for both private clients and for factory brands such as Ducati, Triumph, Yamaha, and Zero. 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.

DesmoBIBU, Frankenblast, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist

Alexandru ‘Bibu’ Maslin, DesmoBIBU

Jens vom Brauck, JvB-moto

Matt Chambers, Jordan Cornille and
Jason Cormier, Curtiss Motorcycles

Alex Earle, Earle Motors

Hugo Eccles, Untitled Motorcycles

Aaron and Shaun Guardado,
Suicide Machine Co.

Kurosu Kaichiroh, Cherry’s Co.

Satya Kraus, Kraus Motor Co.

Ernest Lee, Combat Motors

Mike Mayberry, Ronin

Joey Ruiter, J.Ruiter

J. Shia, Madhouse Motors

Shinya Kimura, Chabott Engineering

Walt Siegl, Walt Siegl Motorcycles

Cristian Sosa, Sosa Metalworks

Kurt Walter, Icon 1000

Jack Watkins, Watkins Motorworks

Bill Webb, Huge Design

Jay Wen & Jack Beresford, ETT.

View MOTO MMXX Press Release. For more information and interview requests, contact Sarah Beth Rosales at sbrosales@sfmcd.org or 415.773.0303.

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