royal enfield
650 dragster

built by atelier pianelli

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The Royal Enfield 650 Dragster is a contest project realized for the Royal Enfield ‘Busted Knuckles Build-Off’ Europe Contest with Atelier Pianelli and Royal Enfield Marseille in France.

My mission was to imagine a global design through various sketches & visuals of a competition concept.

Workshop

‘Atelier Pianelli’

Year

2023

Category

Contest Project

Type of Work

.Hand Sketches
.Global Design
.Graphic Design

Photos

Tadashi Kono
Morgan Mathurin
Benjamin Pianelli

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ROYAL ENFIELD MARSEILLE

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‘atelier pianelli’

This bike was presented by Royal Enfield World in November at the Eicma 2023 international motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, and competed at the Glemseck 101 in September 2023.

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babas’s role

Benjamin Pianelli first contacted us to take part in the Royal Enfield ‘Busted Knuckles Build-Off’ competition. In order to participate, we had to submit visuals of the bike we wanted to build for the contest.

Following these initial drawings, we were selected to represent France in the competition.

Our mission was to produce the visuals to enter the competition with Atelier Pianelli and Royal Enfield Marseille, and to work with them to develop the vehicle’s global design and color & trim to create a unique competition machine that competed at the ‘Glemseck 101′ in September 2023.

needs' study

feasibility study

identity study

fairings conception

global design

hand drawing

graphic design

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some sketches

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v1 without fairings

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v1 with fairings

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v2 without fairings

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v2 with fairings

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v3

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v4

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v5

some renders

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v6

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v7

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v8

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v9

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final choice

the final result

built by atelier pianelli‘s teams

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2024

'Wheels & Waves' 13 – 'Punk's Peak' Race and Royal Enfield Exhibition

The Royal Enfield Dragster project made a run on Punk’s Peak, Spain and was displayed on the Royal Enfield stand at Wheels & Waves 13 Village at Biarritz, France in June 2024 .

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2024

Salon du 2 Roues de Lyon - french Motorcycle Exhibition

The bike was displayed on the Royal Enfield stand at the Salon du 2 Roues exhibition of Lyon, France in March 2024.

Photo : MNC – Le Journal Moto du Net

2023

'glemseck 101' - Dragster competition

The vehicle took part in the Glemseck 101 competition and came second in the Royal Enfield category in September 2023.

Photo : @fotomotor

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2023

EICMA - International Motorcycle And Accessories Exhibition

The bike was displayed on the Royal Enfield stand at the Eicma show in Milan, Italy in November 2023.

Photo : @asphaltrocketeer

2023

'wheels & waves' 12 - Royal enfield 'Busted Knuckles Build-Off' Contest

Our global design realized with Atelier Pianelli and Royal Enfield Marseille represented France and took second place at Wheels & Waves 12 event in Biarritz, France in 2023.

Royal Enfield Dragster Project

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Moto Magazine‘ video report on YouTube about this unique Dragster.

– timeline 36.23 to 37.26 –

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Moto Magazine‘ video report on YouTube about the entire Dragster Project.

– chronologie 09.42 to 11.20 –