the CR&S VUN is an exclusive motorbike hand-made by a small company in milan known for its refined and high-performing creations. built in a limited edition of only 50 units, the cruiser aims at containing weight, while maximizing driving pleasure and precision.

 

as former lead designer at CR&S, donato cannatello and his engineering team at GIVEN worked on the rebuilding of this iconic bike. the re-imagination entailed a complete reconstruction, wholly dismembering the original to allow work to be done on hidden details.


some plastic components have been 3D printed

 

 

GIVEN has treated the CR&S VUN’s parts with the natural methods, so as to maintain their mechanical characteristics. the frame has been soaked in a light nickel bath to prevent its surface from oxidation, while the other aluminum parts have been hand-brushed in order to better expose the material. the rebuilding process included work done in CAD, as well as more modern techniques of 3D printing for plastic components. all modifications aim at maintaining the excellent details and the functionality of the original motorbike, its motor, and its high-level performance standards.


the bike maximizes pleasure and precision to the extreme

 

 

‘for such a peculiar motorbike, we opted for an upgrade that maintains the main characteristics and enhances those others that CR&S could not appropriately develop due to costs issues,’ the team at GIVEN say. ‘the result is a motorbike that is still highly recognizable, but has gained more personality and elegance, maintaining exclusivity and high performances as well as the possibility of a daily use.’


all modifications aim at maintaining the details and functionality of the original motorbike


the re-imagination entailed a complete reconstruction, wholly dismembering the original bike 


aluminum parts have been hand-brushed in order to better expose the material


the frame has been soaked in a light nickel bath to prevent its surface from oxidation


a detail of the re-imagined front fender 


close-up view of the swingarm, bolted with a central slab


detail of the revamped license plate and tail 

 

 

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edited by: nina azzarello | designboom

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