While many fans of custom motorcycles and cafe racers won’t often deign to spend an ounce of time looking at a bespoke moped, this revelation from the team of Italy-based OMT Garage features a design worthy of attention.
The Deus Bike Build-Off winning “bike” the Silhouette comes from the OMT team; OMT won Italy’s first-ever Lord of the Bikes reality-competition TV show in 2016. And while mopeds may not be popular in most corners of the world, in Italy the moped is still a viable means of transportation, and often represents the first purchase in a future journey of the bona fide motorcycle addict.
The Silhouette is based on a 1982 Piaggio Ciao PX, not that much of the original model exists in OMT’s final product. Changes to the Ciao PX include a modified and reinforced chassis, a bespoke tank, an aluminum tailpiece, and aluminum fairing.
OMT went back to the drawing board for the Silhouette’s engine, increasing the capacity of the little two-stroke powerplant up to 75cc, a 26cc increase. They also added an electronic ignition, a 19mm carb, and a handmade exhaust.
This little moped comes with a cool, minty green finish paired with a brown cork seat and matching handle grips.