From the 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller to the 2020 Aston Martin AMB 001, this book from Taschen explores 100 of the most desirable motorcycles that have raced on the track or on the open road, hiding fascinating stories within them. From record-breaking versions, luxury touring bikes and legendary roadracers to GP-winning machines and iconic superbikes, the content celebrates design and engineering at its highest level. Many motorcycles come from private collections and appear very rarely. Yet they are considered the absolute stars of renowned motorcycle museums – such as the 1938 Brough Superior “Golden Dream” or the 1957 MV Agusta 500 4C, which rode John Surtees to World Championship glory. Alongside some remaining but in stunning condition, there is footage of legendary racing machines – the actual bikes that Dario Ambrosini, Tarquinio Provini, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts raced on. Author duo Charlotte & Peter Fiell are well-known design writers, having written many TASCHEN books. A feast of two-wheeled treasures and an absolute must-have for all motorcycle enthusiasts.
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