In the late 1940s, a Lancia engineer called Battista Falchetto had a brainwave. Why not build a motorcycle using the pressed-steel manufacturing techniques of automobiles? A few years later, he hired Gilera designer Piero Remor to turn his vision into metal. The futuristic Motom 98 was unveiled at the 1955 Milan Fair; the British Independent newspaper has the full story.
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II | 1/160s | f/13.0 | ISO 100 | Focal length 130mm