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Gorgeous Motoki Yoshio x Colnago Matte C68 Heads to Sotheby’s

Motoki Yoshio x Colnago Matte C68 road bike
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In November 2022, Colnago unveiled a limited run of custom painted C68 road bikes painted by Motoki Yoshio, a Japanese artist living in Italy. Behind the scenes, though, they had a secret one-off version, too…

When Colnago is planning a limited edition bike, of which they do plenty, they try out different paint schemes directly on frames to see how they look in real life. With this one, they tried both gloss and matte finishes for Yoshio’s multi-hued design.

Motoki Yoshio sitting behind custom Colnago C68

The gloss version won the vote, so the matte version was gifted to a higher up at Colnago. Now, still unridden, it has been built up with Campagnolo Super Record Wireless with Bora Ultra wheels bedazzled with gold sparkle decals. And it’s up for auction at Sotheby’s. Have a look, then get ready to place your bid…

Motoki Yoshio sketching custom Colnago C68 road bike
closeup paint details of Motoki Yoshio x Colnago Matte
closeup paint details of Motoki Yoshio x Colnago Matte
closeup paint details of Motoki Yoshio x Colnago Matte
closeup paint details of Motoki Yoshio x Colnago Matte
closeup paint details of Motoki Yoshio x Colnago Matte
closeup paint details of Motoki Yoshio x Colnago Matte
Motoki Yoshio x Colnago Matte C68 road bike

The complete bike is a size 51. It comes with the one-piece Colnago CC.01 handlebar-and-stem, fully integrated routing, Selle Italia SLR Super Flow Carbon saddle, and Pirelli P-Zero Race tires. It comes with their blockchain-enabled proof of ownership, and like a rare NFT, it’s a true 1-of-1. This bike is the only one in existence with a matte version of this paint scheme.

It’s a sealed auction with an anticipated closing price between $25,000 and $30,000. The auction closes this Friday, January 26th, full details and link to place your bid at Sotheby’s.

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SteveT
SteveT
1 month ago

Soon as I saw Sotheby’s and bicycle described in the same sentence I laughed. 🙂

Coffeezilla
Coffeezilla
1 month ago

This guy is still trying to pump up NFTs lol. Get over it. They where a grift and only have a very niche benefit to a tiny industry. That bike looks nice love the paint can’t imagine it’ll be cheap.

Roy Schmeckel
Roy Schmeckel
1 month ago
Reply to  Coffeezilla

Well, you definitely have the right username to hate on NFTs. Maybe Jake Paul was involved with this?

Robin
Robin
1 month ago

Like a good NFT…”…it’ll be worthless in a year or two? Is a giant grift? Is for suckers?

Coffeezilla
Coffeezilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Robin

Hahaha I wrote a comment like this but didn’t get through moderation. Think these guys drank the NFT kool aid quite hard. Remember the Vuelta Espana nfts?

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