Aston Martin, a British car manufacturer, has always been associated with both luxury and speed.
25 November, 2019
The cars produced by the Company are known for their incredible design and attention to details and are considered to be true works of art. While Aston Martin has a superb reputation for building exquisitely engineered sports cars capable of crossing continents with ease, it does not stop at that. The British auto icon has unveiled its first-ever motorcycle.
Developed together with English motorcycle brand Brough Superior, exclusively 100 models of the limited edition AMB 001 bikes will be made.

The vehicle is constructed for track-use only, boasting a 997-cc V-twin engine with a turbo-charged output of 180-horsepower.

The AMB 001 takes the best design peculiarities from Aston Martin cars. This vehicle has a soft, sculptural body with a carbon-fibre "fin". This is how a typical Aston Martin's the design of the side strakes found its way in the motorcycle.

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Coated with Aston Martin's traditional Stirling Green shade, this fin represents the main seating part of the motorcycle, which has an unusual form – it runs along the full length of the tank, passing under the saddle and out onto the rear.

A hand-stitched leather saddle is situated on top of the fin and serves as a symbol of combination of old techniques with modern technology.

"This is what we believe a cutting-edge motorcycle should be and we are very proud to see the Aston Martin wings on a motorcycle for the first time," said Marek Reichman, executive vice president and chief creative officer of Aston Martin.

"In addition to applying the skills we have developed for cars such as the ground breaking Aston Martin Valkyrie, we have also been able to bring our special expertise in the traditional craft techniques to this project," he continued.

While the body is made from the carbon fiber, there are some part made of aluminium. The double wishbone Fior fork machined form billet aluminum dissociates steering and braking functions, resulting in a precise steering and stability that gives a securing feeling. The motorcycle is not diving when braking and remains stable while cornering with brakes. Wheels are machined from aluminum forgings with their exclusive AMB 001 design.

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Each of the components are finished in the Aston Martin racing colors with matte black wheels, forks and brake assemblies. This includes the chassis configuration with a double wishbone front-fork, and the exhaust.

As a final touch, the AMB 001 has ultra-lightweight Aston Martin wings, which sit under the lacquer of the bodywork on the nose and the tank.

"Aston Martin may be 106 years-old but the forward momentum of this company is inspiring, for every area of the business but for Design in particular," continued Reichman. "The same people who work on the design of our cars have worked on the AMB 001. These people are absolute experts and have delivered many of the special project cars that we have designed. Unlike at other car companies, our designers have the full breadth of experience and I think this is showcased in this aspirational bike."

The AMB 001 made its debut at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in early November 2019.

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