Tomorrow (Saturday,) head uptown for Art of the Italian Two Wheel, hosted by Aby Rosen and Film producer and designer Stuart Parr, whose incredible collection of never before displayed vintage Italian motorcycles will be in view. The impressive selection hosts 26 of Parr’s classic 1960s and 1970s Italian motorcycles from Ducati, MV Gusta, Laverda, and Magni.
“These bikes represent an era when the greatest design and engineering talent took Italian motorcycles from the race track to the road,” Parr says. Of the unique and special nature of these bikes, the press release notes: “The Stuart Parr Collection centers on some of the most significant classic Italian motorcycles of this era, in particular the MV Agusta four-cylinder. Few production motorcycles enjoy the legacy of the MV Agusta four, which has an engine virtually identical to those racing bikes who won 13 World Manufacturers’ Championships and took victories in 91 Grands Prix. The MV Agusta four’s legacy is The bikes on display are hand-built and forged by artisans, representing a bygone era of motorcycle design and limited production runs. The beauty in these motorcycles is in the myriad of details, wonderful aluminum castings and bespoke design. No two bikes are alike.”
For avid motorcycle fans, the exhibit catalog will prove a useful resource as it’s been written by Ian Falloon, the famed Italian motorcycle historian. “Falloon is the author of seventeen books about Ducati and other Italian motorcycles,” the release notes. Mr. Falloon’s is considered the leading authority on classic Italian motorcycles. His book, The Ducati Story, is considered the standard reference on the bike maker.
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