Motoki Yoshio x Colnago - Respect, Harmony and Colors live together in an artistic version of the C68

Posted by in Stories on November 04, 2022 . .

Colnago presents an iconic livery for a limited edition of the C68, designed to pay tribute to the tradition and uniqueness of the C series. The project was realised by Motoki Yoshio, the much respected Milan-based Japanese designer.

Colnago is colors, Colnago is design. 
As well as for the quality of its frames, Colnago has always been recognised for the originality and uniqueness of its liveries. From the retinato (netted) texture to the art decor, passing through the frozen colors, the Cambiago company has never ceased to impress.

The latest Colnago combines these aspects. It should not be considered simply a limited edition bicycle, but a unique piece to collect. Totally handmade in Italy - born from the collaboration between the company of the Ace of Clubs and one of the most appreciated contemporary designers of the cycling industry: Motoki Yoshio, from Japan, who has been living and working in Milan for 25 years

Rispetto and Armonia, these are the project’s keywords. Respect for the tradition and quality of the C series Colnago and Harmony in highlighting the parts from which the frame is formed.

"Harmony,” says Motoki, “also means pleasure, balance, what I would like to feel riding this bike. When cycling is in complete harmony with the environment, those who ride live a unique experience. In the same way, a design becomes unique when it is in perfect harmony with the product."

The design of the Motoki Yoshio x Colnago color scheme started with analysing the geometry of the frame and the intersections of the parts from which it is composed. The different colors are arranged along the lines of the junctions. They are a tribute to the tradition of the Colnago C series. An iconic product, the ultimate expression of Italian carbon craftsmanship. The C68 represented a change in the C series, with the move away from the sharp edges of the junctions. Motoki Yoshio’s challenge was also to maintain and emphasise the C identity over a frame with more innovative shapes. In a first phase the Japanese designer traced the lines of the frame components and associated them with strong colors - as is typically the case in the design phase. The nuances came later, to give even more harmony and highlight even better the main components.

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About Motoki Yoshio

Motoki Yoshio was born in Japan in 1975. He moved to Italy in 1997. After graduating in Transportation Design from IED Turin in 2001, he acquired a master’s degree in Transportation-Interface Design from IED Madrid. He joined Pininfarina in 2002; was seconded to Motorola in Miami from 2005 to 2006, and went freelance in Milan in 2011. He has won several international design awards including a IF Gold Award and Good Design Award, and was selected as an adjudicator for the Compasso d’Oro award in Italy in 2018.


Bike Specs Components

Frameset: Colnago C68 Road - Full Carbon
Handlebar: Colnago CC.01 integrated
Groupset: Campagnolo SuperRecord EPS 12x2 speed
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR flow carbon
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO 45
Tires: Pirelli PZero Race
Handlebar Tape: Colnago Grip black
Bottle Cages: Colnago carbon

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Last update: November 16, 2022

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