The AMB 001 is a track-only motorcycle with a turbocharged V-twin engine that produces 180 horsepower. To give context, the Ducati Streetfighter V4, doesn’t use turbos but makes 208 hp. Turbocharged engines are known for torque, but Aston has yet to disclose this engine’s torque rating. Hopefully after dynamic testing has finished we’ll get a better idea of just how powerful this bike will be.
“Everybody involved has managed to make tremendous progress with the development of AMB 001, despite the challenges we have all been facing. This special motorcycle is, like our road cars, the result of beautiful design melding with modern technology to produce a bike that any collector will be proud of. We are delighted to see how much progress has been made, both on and off track and look forward to the moment when production starts for this stunning machine.”Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer for Aston Martin
The bike is constructed out of a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber, and appears to have an incredibly thin seat, which isn’t ideal for long rides, but this is a track only bike. The AMB 001 while not street legal, is astonishingly good looking, not unlike its rare four wheel cousin the Vulcan.
The AMB 001 will retail for the equivalent of $122,000, and only 100 will be made. With production set for the fall we cant wait to hopefully one day see one hitting the back strait of Palm South at our favorite track, the Thermal Club.