london architect massimo minale channels his passion for motorcycles with ldn born mutt
london architect massimo minale channels his passion for motorcycles with ldn born mutt
feb 03, 2016

london architect massimo minale channels his passion for motorcycles with ldn born mutt

london architect massimo minale channels his passion for motorcycles with ldn born mutt
all images courtesy of buster + punch





london architect and industrial designer massimo ‘buster’ minale launched buster + punch in 2013. following a career at foster & partners, he eventually carved out a reputation with his precision-cut lighting and crafted hardware. his passion for making products is matched only by his interest in motorcycles and metalwork. the ‘ldn born mutt’ is a 125cc engine collaboration with mutt motorcycles. custom finished with buster + punch paintwork and detailing, the small city rider has a 12 liter fuel tank with 12 hp and a top speed of 70 mph. equipped with 18 inch twinduro tyres, each bike is a numbered limited edition with a custom upholstered seat and colored rear shocks. the buster + punch ‘ldn born mutt’ is available in a limited run of only 50 editions.

buster+punch-LDN-born-mutt-designboom-02the front yellow LED headlamp buster+punch-LDN-born-mutt-designboom-03the custom paintjob is matched to the rear suspension springs buster+punch-LDN-born-mutt-designboom-04only 50 will be made buster+punch-LDN-born-mutt-designboom-05the ‘ldn born mutt’ is equipped with 18 inch twinduro tyres buster+punch-LDN-born-mutt-designboom-06it has a top speed of 70 mph buster+punch-LDN-born-mutt-designboom-07the motorcycle is powered by a four-stroke 125 cc engine

  • When I see ‘only 50 made’ I suspect it really means only the ‘first-ten-will-be-sold’. I cannot imagine a 125, even nicely decorated, will have much appeal to any rider over 14yrs.


    JimCan says:
  • Riding large bikes in the city is more about posing with a heavy bike in first gear. I have one liter bikes to ride out of the city but my 205lb, 32 hp, 250cc metralla has more than enough power to get around the city quick. If you are into riding more than posing there are some 125cc bikes that are a blast. I’m not 14 years old, almost 40 years riding and 200,000+ miles

    Andrew Octo says:

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