Monday, June 17, 2024

Aston Martin jumps to two wheels with the AMB 001 sports bike

This year is, as far as Aston Martin is concerned, the year of trying new things. The brand has already showcased a number of interesting super and hypercar concepts in the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

Now, the British car manufacturer is visiting the 2019 EICMA show in Italy, this time not with a car but with a motorcycle. This is the “Aston Martin AMB 001,” a sports motorcycle developed jointly with Brough Superior.

The AMB 001 by Aston Martin is a real monster, with a 180 horsepower (134 kW) twin-cylinder turbo engine (first time Brough Superior uses this mechanical configuration) that, together with the reduced weight of 180 kg, offers immediate response and torque.

The double wishbone Fior fork machined form billet aluminum dissociates steering and braking functions
The double-wishbone Fior fork machined from billet aluminum dissociates steering and braking functions.

But it is the appearance of this motorcycle that really impacts, especially compared to other competing models. The panels have been made of carbon fiber, something that can be seen in the unpainted parts of the motorcycle. The model presented has the color of Stirling Green and Lime Essence with Matte Black wheels.

Aston Martin has applied the technologies of its latest supercars in this AMB 001, the first motorcycle with the Gaydon brand logo on its fairing. The carbon is the material that dominates the ‘body’ (although there are titanium and aluminum), with a double-wishbone front fork and flaps aerodynamic.

The body parts are fully made from carbon fiber, even when non-visible on the painted parts.
The body parts are fully made from carbon fiber, even when non-visible on the painted parts.

The design is inspired by the shape of Aston Martin cars, but still, lightness and aerodynamic effects have been prioritized at high speeds. So, in the same way as the cars of the brand, this motorcycle is elegant, but it is also very functional.

Only the potential customers who are willing to pay €108,000 (around $97,000) for this motorcycle can enjoy the experience. The production is strictly limited to 100 units, and the first deliveries will begin to reach their owners in the fourth quarter of 2020.