The classic weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este included beautiful motorcycles in the Concorso di Motociclette Trofeo BMW Group part of the competition.
The overall winner was a 1973 Munch-4 TTS-E, but we’d be hard pressed to choose from such a stunning array of machinery. The selection ranged from 1912 until the present day, with all major and notable motorcycle manufacturers represented.
Friedl Munch began his career working with Horex motorcycles as an engineer and tuner, and having been hired by them to work in the competition department, he purchased the stocks of motorcycles and spares when the company stopped making bikes in 1956.
In 1966, he created the Mammoth, with a NSU 996, 4-cylinder car engine in a tubular loop frame, which gave a maximum speed of 115mph. It was followed by the Munch4 1200TTS, which utilised an 1177cc NSU TTS engine, and 1973 saw the 1200 TTS-E with mechanical fuel injection and 100hp. Less than 500 models were hand built.
Are you prepared for an utterly mouth-watering list of classic motorcycles? So clean you could eat your breakfast, lunch and dinner on any of them?