At Aston Martin, leather is untouchable. The British car manufacturer regains its popularity while gearing up for the launch of two “highly exclusive” models. Both vehicles, a 4-wheel SUV, the first one made by the brand, and a 2-wheel motorbike, one more debut, will have a common denominator. Yes, leather.
Aston Martin are gearing up for their debut in the motorcycle business, as they are about to launch a new, top exclusive model, namely the AMB 001. They have made such motorbike in collaboration with Brough Superior, a British motorcycle manufacturer, founded by George Brough: they produced some models historically celebrated as the “Rolls Royce motorbikes”. The company presented the AMB 001 in Milan, in the last few days, simultaneously with EICMA, the motorcycle exhibition event.
They have produced only 100 examples of the AMB 001 model. They developed the project while aiming to design a state-of-the-art, modern motorbike, which boasts a few exclusive features. Among others, its innovative chassis, showing a front fork with an oscillating double wishbone. Not to mention its structural body, fully made from carbon fibre, embellished with the leather seat and leather handlebars grips, both handcrafted right equally as luxury car interior. Looks like a sculpture rather than a motorbike. A unique piece of art, rather than a vehicle to speed on track.
As for their two-wheel vehicle, Aston Martin have made use of leather to cover parts without metal only. Conversely, they used leather a great deal in their first SUV model. In fact, looking at the first pictures of the interior of DBX, the first Sport Utility Vehicle made by the British brand, that is undoubtedly evident. The car interior is fully upholstered with high quality leather. They are due to present officially the new Aston Martin DBX in Beijing, next November 20. The current rumour is that the base price is likely to be around 190,000 euros.
Pictures taken from astonmartin.com