Family: Iconic
Date: February 2016-February 2016

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Only sales samples exist for the Ferrari edition (aka SF16-C)

A tribute to racing bikes and the athletes of MotoGP?, Carbon Prime MotoGP? blends ultra-lightweight carbon fiber, forged titanium, and our injected carbon O Matter?.

Sculptured with the art of unrivaled design, Carbon Prime MotoGP? features piston hinges that carry the look of shock absorbers.

Titanium components bring together a unique split frame center.

Unobtainium® stem sleeves and nosebombs have the look of rubber from slick racing tires, and are designed to help increase grip when you perspire.

Just 100 limited edition frames will be available. Each will feature the MotoGP logo, laser etched at the corner of the Prizm? lens. The emblem also adorns a custom MotoGP microbag that will be included for eyewear storage and easy lens cleaning. This limited edition will also include a specially-designed cylinder case inspired by the aesthetics of a motorbike grip.
Carbon Fiber
Prizm Daily Polarized
$2000
OO6021-01
Matte Black
Prizm Black Iridium Polarized
$610
OO6021-0463
Matte Black-Carbon Fiber
Prizm Black Iridium Polarized
$583
OO6021-0263
Matte Black-Carbon Fiber
Prizm Ruby Iridium Polarized
$583
OO6021-0363


Oak -
Colourway: All black Ferrari Prototype and MotoGP

I love the Carbon Prime. Very light/supple and the shape fits my noggin perfectly. I am intrigued by the piston spring hinge (though I'm not sure about the long term durability of them) and am hopeful for even more complicated hinges in the future. The carbon injected O Matter has a great texture and aesthetic to it, and the real CF earstems adds a great feel to the model. I especially appreciate the ability to adjust the nosepieces.
cacatman -
In terms of "wearability", they have a "feel" like a carbon blade, albeit slightly heavier. It's probably more like a carbon shift, but I've never owned a pair, so I don't know. Lens coverage is like a Badman, but frame feels "flatter" as opposed to excessively curved like the Badman.

I'm pretty sure the "shock" absorber is going to stuff up sooner than any of us would like. It looks good, but I doubt this mechanism will last the distance.

I think it's slack of Luxottica to reuse the tube and box thing for such an allegedly "unique" pair.

Having said that, I think overall, if you compare it to the slightly cheaper (at least when talking RRP) Ferrari Badman or Madman (and definitely the most numerous alleged "1,000" Rust Decay Bread boxes/Fuel Cells), I think it's likely the best piece of kit to come out of Luxottica in a long time.

You decide. I paid $819 AUD (USD$640) shipped.
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