James Bond movies are usually associated with exotic cars, but motorcycles have also featured. Victoria’s Motorclassica will showcase one of each in the Royal Exhibition Building from October 25-27.
Bond’s 1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and his 1997 BMW R1200C motorcycle from Tomorrow Never Dies will be a preview of the Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition at Melbourne Museum from November 1.
The exhibit showcases the design and style of the James Bond franchise and the craft behind the sets, the music, gadgets, vehicles, technology and fashion over the course of five decades.
BMW’s only cruiser was an unlikely motorcycle for Bond to ride.
In the 1997 movie, Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, and Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh) escape the baddies on the bike through the streets of Saigon, handcuffed together.
It’s nowhere near as Bond-iconic as the famous Aston Martin DB5 from the 1964 film.
Along with the Bond displays, there will be more than 150 cars and motorcycles on show inside the historic 19th century halls of the Royal Exhibition Building, plus another 200 cars and motorcycles over the weekend in the adjacent ‘Club Sandwich’ club displays.
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