Aston Martin is swapping four wheels for two.
Aston Martin is renowned for its beautifully styled, V8 and V12-powered supercars. This December, the British automaker will explore a new body style with the unveiling of its first-ever SUV, the DBX. Aston Martin has even experimented with flying cars with the Volante Vision Concept. And now, in another first, Aston Martin is entering the world of motorcycles. Yes, you read that right.
Aston Martin's first-ever motorcycle is the result of a collaboration between Aston Martin Lagonda and British motorcycle company Brough Superior and will be revealed at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
Brough Superior is a luxury brand established by George Brough in 1919 and resurrected by enthusiasts long after his death. Aston Martin believes Brough Superior's ability to use the "finest materials to breathe life into their designs" and "their ability to offer bespoke design and engineering solutions" will result in "something very special."
Details about Aston Martin's limited-edition motorcycle are scarce. No technical specifications have been revealed, and the only image we have to go on is a vague teaser sketch of the bike's side profile. While we never expected to see a motorcycle with an Aston Martin badge on it, it makes more sense knowing that Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman is a keen motorcycle enthusiast.
"This is a fascinating and very popular project for myself and my team," said Reichman. "The opportunity to collaborate with Brough Superior has given us the chance to bring our own unique views on how beauty and engineering can combine to create a highly emotive piece of vehicle design. We're excited about the end result and can't wait to see the reaction the motorcycle receives when it is revealed next year."
"Aston Martin and Brough Superior are two luxury automotive manufacturers sharing the same passion for exclusive design and performance, the idea of developing a motorcycle in a frame of a close partnership came naturally," Thierry Henriette, Brough Superior CEO, added.
More details on Aston Martin's limited edition motorcycle will be revealed in Milan on November 5.