Thursday, November 19, 2009

The DUU at MAD

CMM: Collezione Motociclista Milanese

If you could not make it to EICMA 2009 but would still like to get a close look at the DUU prototype, it has now been put on display at the Collezione Motociclista Milanese (CMM) exhibition just outside Milan.

The CMM exhibition features over 30 iconic motorcycles (including a VUN of course). These were selected on the basis of stylistic excellence, daring design and for employing alternative technical solutions.

The VUN TT100 Celebration at CMM

The collection is housed in four large rooms:

The first is dedicated to the HRD Vincent. Here you will find beautifully restored Vincents sitting alongside special race prepared versions including the Macintosh Egli Vincent (built by Ken McIntosh in New Zealand) and the Bonneville land speed record cigar Vincent.

The second room houses the largest collection of Paton GP bikes you will find anywhere.

The third and fourth rooms feature the best examples of modern motorcycle design dating from the 1950's up to the present. Here you will find design icons such as the Bimota Tesi, Ducati 916, Gilera Saturno and the Quasar feet forward to name just a few.

MAD: Moto Arte Design

The CMM exhibition is part of the Moto Arte Design (MAD) initiative. MAD is the creation of Giovanni Cabassi. The aim of the MAD initiative is, within three years, to open a graduate school dedicated to motorcycle design. I don't have many details about this project but I will certainly be posting more information as it becomes available.

Getting There

The address is:
Milanofiori Nord
Piazza degli Incontri
Edifico U7, Sala B

Entry is free and the exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 3 to 8pm, or  Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm.The exhibition closes on the 20th of December.

The best way is probably by motorbike/scooter or car if you must. From Milano take the Autostrada Milano-Genova A7; Exit the Autostrada at Assago-Milanofiori. This is the last exit before you cross the Tangenziale Ovest. If you are coming from the Tangenziale Ovest then take the exit Milano Viale Liguria to get onto the Autostrada A7 (direction Milano) then take the first exit. Once you exit the Autostrada you want to head towards UCI Cinema complex. This is located in a modern cubist-style building complex which looks something like this:

You can park at the cine-complex and walk to the exhibition (you may need to ask around to find the entrance). Here is a link to the location of the cinemas on Google Maps:

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