The coolest motorcycles at the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
The two-wheeled machines that competed against each other in the park of the nearby Villa Erba on Sunday’s Concorso were all built between 1911 and 1979. Classic Driver dealer Tobias Aichele was on hand once again – he brought a wonderful 1967 MV Agusta 600, a luxurious touring machine with racing technology. Other bikes included a streamlined 1937 Gnome et Rhône Type X sidecar, the distinctly shaped 1949 Vespa Sport Velocita and dirt machines from Triumph, Husqvarna and Ducati designed specifically for the Californian Outback.
Meanwhile, BMW took centre stage at the Villa Erba with its 80th birthday celebration for the R 5, its design department – headed by chief designer Ola Stenegård – revealing a Concept bike inspired by its legendary predecessor.
Photos: Rémi Dargegen for Classic Driver @ 2016