At this point, Colin Furze hardly needs an introduction. If there are readers who haven't heard of his record-breaking contraptions or the absolutely insane stunts he's been performing for years, let's just say that he's a British inventor, stuntman, filmmaker, and mad scientist type who started out as a plumber. Furze loves to challenge himself with his projects, and he loves it even more when said challenge comes with an electric motor or a traditional engine.
Case in point: a Suzuki motorcycle that he repurposed as a delivery bike, which would then become the Pizza-Dough-Moto, the first motorcycle ever to feature a functional pizza oven.
The chassis extension involved a separate set of challenges, given the size of the oven that he'd already built. Furze opted to build his own chain mini sprockets and a metal tubing frame that would hold the double-skinned metal oven.
For the obvious reasons, that build was the most difficult. Building a pizza oven is one thing, but building one that cooks pizza while it moves is another. Furze made it double-skinned (a sphere within a sphere) to create an air bubble between the two, right where the back of the moto driver is. If the idea of cooking pizza during a bike ride seems ridiculous, burning the driver's back while doing it would have really turned it so.
Once Furze was done with his pizza bike, he took it on its first job with some help from a local artisan pizzeria. The Pizza-Dough-Moto name is actually inspired by that restaurant, as it's called Pizza Da Mario. They also supplied Furze with the ingredients and, we assume, the know-how on basic pizza cooking.
Repetition is the mother of learning, as the saying goes, and it became so with Furze. He lost the first two pies on the road to the customer, and the first baked pizza turned out far from good-looking – and maybe a tad burned, too. But two deliveries later, he was able to shape the dough without "bashing it with [his] helmet" into an almost round shape and to layer the ingredients accordingly.
Furze tells one media outlet that he's happy with the results, though not oblivious to the build's shortcomings. For one, the oven is heavy, which makes the bike difficult to maneuver. The bike can still top 60 mph (96.5 kph), but that kind of speed isn't ideal for food prep, so the best pizza results come at an average speed of about 30 mph (48.2 kph).
The oven is gas-powered (the tanks are hidden inside the tubular frame, behind the wooden boards), so it takes 10 minutes or so to heat up, which has to be taken into account while doing delivery runs. But overall, both Furze and the clients who ordered the pizza, all of them neighbors and friends of the inventor, loved the pies.