Misano the Motorcycle-Car Designed by the Students
Misano, an electric concept car born from the collaboration between Suzuki and the European Institute of Design in Turin. The work reinterprets the theme of La Dolce Vita, following a double track: on the one hand the maintenance of Suzuki quality and the values of the Japanese brand, on the other hand the suggestions of pleasure and elegance evoked by Fellini’s masterpiece.
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The functionality, efficiency and practicality of the four wheels. The sporting spirit, high performance and emotionality of two wheels united in a single vehicle: 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐨. 🤩
👉 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐨 represents a style model capable of intertwining the philosophy of Japanese automotive design with a design that embodies passion, elegance and fun, of the best Italian tradition.
👉 The new 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝑣𝑒ℎ𝑖𝑐𝑙𝑒 designed by 𝐈𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐨 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐨 𝐝𝐢 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 in collaboration with Suzuki, will be exhibited at the National Automobile Museum in Turin from Saturday 15 May to Sunday 6 June 2021.
The name, Misano, is a tribute to the Romagna Riviera and to the well-known MotoGP circuit. By the Japanese word Kairyo…
Misano on four wheels, recalls the world of motorcycles. A sporty small boat with compact dimensions (length 4 meters – width 1.75 meters – height 1 meters – wheelbase 2.6 meters – wheelbase 1.5 meters). The essential lines of the exteriors design clean and enveloping surfaces. The absence of the hood reveals the passenger compartment, distinguished by the off-center positions of the driver and passenger.
The right portion of the vehicle is intended to house the battery pack and a side trunk. The front has a very gritty and sporty design, with the optical groups that draw two lightning bolts and recall the S of the Japanese house of Hamamatsu. The small windshield in front of the driver’s seat with its minimal shape resembles the fairing of a motorcycle. Another reference to the world of two wheels: the driver is not holding a steering wheel but a sort of horizontal stick that resembles a handlebar.
You can choose for some fun shades, such as red or orange, but we preferred to adopt more sober and modern colors…
The presentation was held on Thursday 29 April in the splendid setting of the Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin. Suzuki Misano will be exhibited at MAUTO, the National Automobile Museum of the Piedmontese capital, from Saturday 15 May to Sunday 6 June 2021.