Concours on Savile Row debut for Untitled Motorcycles

Untitled Motorcycles is set to make its debut at Concours on Savile Row, in association with its host tailor Davies & Son. Savile Row in central London will be closed to traffic on May 22-23, 2024 – and instead, a world-class selection of two- and four-wheeled glitterati will be displayed on special red carpet.

Can the fundamental principles of motorcycle design be reimagined? Should the rider’s interaction with the bike change? These were the questions Adam Kay, the founder of Untitled Motorcycles, pondered when conceptualising an urban electric motorcycle.

Adam’s vision stemmed from a sketch inspired by a robust MTB frame he rode decades ago. With a desire for versatility and aesthetics, he opted for 50mm tubes, a departure from conventional petrol motorcycle frames. Transparency was key: Adam aimed to showcase the inner workings of the bike, eschewing panels for visibility of the motor, battery and controller.

Collaborating with product designer Jack Lennie, he refined the design, culminating in CAD drawings ready to be made into metal. With the frame in hand, Adam meticulously integrated these major components, employing adjustable brackets for precise chain alignment.

The DTP prioritises urban enjoyment over long-distance travel, acknowledging the inherent limitations of electric vehicles. Adam is committed to transparency regarding the bike’s range, intending to launch a limited production run following extensive testing and regulatory approval.

Recognised for its innovative design, the DTP has garnered numerous awards and has been featured prominently in print magazines and online publications. Additionally, the DTP has been showcased at Conran and The Bike Shed, further solidifying its status as a pioneering urban electric motorcycle.

Established in 1803, Untitled Motorcycles’ host Davies & Son is perhaps the oldest tailor on Savile Row. Along the way, it has acquired the tailoring houses of Johns & Pegg, Fallan & Harvey, James & James and Wells of Mayfair, to name but a few. In more than two centuries of bespoke tailoring, it has made garments for four kings, seven crown princes, two US presidents and innumerable knights of the realm. Now one of only three purely bespoke houses on the street, and the only bespoke tailor on the west side, Davies & Son is a piece of refined British history.

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