Author(s): Ian Barry
The motorcycle has evolved from a much-needed means of transportation to a symbol of high design and storied freedom. This extraordinary hand-bound limited-edition volume surveys the 100 most coveted motorcycles of the twentieth century, from the 1903 Harley-Davidson Serial #1 to the 1999 Honda NSR500 GP, each selected for its cultural importance, innovation in performance, luxurious design, and rarity in make. Presented in a black rubber clamshell case with a cutout metal plate.
Ian Barry is an award-winning artist and industrial designer. He is currently working on The Falcon Ten, a collection of ten unique motorcycles designed, engineered and built by Barry around ten iconic engines. The project explores the concept of the motorcycle, pursuing the highest level of design, craftsmanship, and performance by investigating the history, contemporary application, and latent potential of engineering. His work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, CNBC, and GQ, among others. Nicolas Stecher is a veteran automotive journalist, the former U.S. editor for award winning magazine Intersection, and one of the founding editors of DUB magazine. He is currently the Automotive Editor at Nylon Guys and contributes to Wired, AskMen, Popular Mechanics and Red Bulletin. He is also the Creative Director behind the culture site Lost In A Supermarket.