Photo: Moto Major 350 by Salvatore Majorca

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Torinese engineer Salvatore Majorca created the revolutionary Moto Major straight after WWII. Apparently it was an engineering rather than styling exercise, but 60 years on, its shape is still breathtaking.

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12 Responses to Photo: Moto Major 350 by Salvatore Majorca

  1. samplesize says:

    This was the prototype – they were never put into production.

    http://thenewcaferacersociety.blogspot.com/2008/11/rolling-art-history-1949-moto-major-350.html

  2. dr.hypercube says:

    At the risk of repeating m’self, you may also want to check the 1934 BMW R7 prototype. Another gorgeous bit of work.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i just came…

  4. matt_w says:

    that’s freaking beautiful.

  5. sirk says:

    Holy Ned! I want to ride on that!

  6. usonia says:

    I saw that about the same time I saw this:
    http://www.bikeexif.com/1934-bmw-r7
    I’d ride both. At once. I already ride a pretty stylin’ vintage beemer, I just wish it looked like this. Sometimes.

  7. TedJohnson says:

    Gorgeous. But can it turn?

    Looks like that big foreskin over the front wheel would restrict the degrees of motion.

  8. strider_mt2k says:

    It’s like something from a classic radio play in my mind.

    Wonderful!

  9. godisafiction says:

    That front bit looks like it’s made of chocolate, or a black cherry fruit roll-up, Perhaps left to sit a minute too long under the photo studio lighting

  10. willy359 says:

    Someone call Victory and tell them we need a modern repro of this.

  11. Gainclone says:

    I wonder if this type of bike can be purchased?

  12. spiderman0521 says:

    wow, gorgeous. I don’t ride, but I’d hang this in my living room.

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