aston martin's first motorcycle is 'automotive art for the motorbike connoisseur'
 

aston martin's first motorcycle is 'automotive art for the motorbike connoisseur'

british sports car manufacturer aston martin has unveiled its first motorcycle — the AMB 001. developed in collaboration with brough superior, the limited edition vehicle boasts exclusive technical features, including a chassis configuration with a double wishbone front fork and structural carbon fiber body. intended for track use only, the bike is presented in the traditional aston martin racing colors of stirling green and lime essence with matte black wheels, forks, and brake assemblies. ‘the finished product is a truly beautiful motorcycle; a design and engineering work of art,’ says aston martin executive vice president and chief creative officer, marek reichman.

aston martin first motorcycle

 

 

debuting at EICMA 2019 in milan, the AMB 001 represents the union of iconic aston martin design and state-of-the-art brough superior engineering to create a piece of ‘automotive art for the motorbike connoisseur’. ‘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,’ reichman continues.

aston martin first motorcycle

 

 

the bike, strictly limited to just 100 examples, features a strong, sculptural body form, accented by a carbon fiber fin that runs along the full length of the tank, passing under the saddle and out onto the rear. as the fin passes under the saddle it can be seen through breaks in the oxford tan leather pads of the hand-stitched saddle, which combines old techniques and modern technology. the AMB 001 boasts a turbo-charged output of 134 kW (180 hp) at just 180 kilos dry weight.

aston martin first motorcycle

 

 

taking inspiration from the new series of mid-engined aston martin cars, the design team worked on clear principles of form and function. aerodynamic wings attached to the cowl on the front of the bike take their direction from the S-curve on the front of an aston martin, while, in keeping with its track-inspired pedigree, the AMB 001 has ultra-lightweight aston martin wings, which sit under the lacquer of the bodywork on the nose and the tank. these are the same nine-micron stainless steel wings that adorn the aston martin valkyrie.

aston martin first motorcycle

 

 

‘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,’ reichman explains. ‘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 is being built and hand-assembled in the brough superior factory in toulouse, france. just 100 examples will be made, with an MRSP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) of €108,000 including 20% VAT. first deliveries are set to begin at the end of 2020. more information can be found on aston martin’s official website.

 

 

project info:

 

name: AMB 001
design: aston martin, brough superior
presented at: EICMA 2019 
number in production: 100 (strictly limited edition)
MRSP: €108,000 including 20% VAT

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,758 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample