A. Kahn Design, a luxury car design firm based in Bradford, has unveiled its first motorcycle. The new machine was developed in partnership with Danish bike firm Lauge Jensen.
The limited edition A. Kahn Design Lauge Jensen bike was presented in London at an event attended by the Prince of Denmark and former Miss Universe Amy Willerton. The motorcycle is based on the Great Dane bike designed by Uffe Lauge Jensen.
Denmark and the United Kingdom are different when it comes to design, but the partners eventually realised there was lots of synergy between the two brands, commented Afzal Kahn, owner of A. Kahn Design.
The Bradford-based brand, which is also known as Project Kahn, has already sold ten of the limited edition motorcycles. Premier League football players, Hollywood stars and Middle Eastern royalty are among the rumoured buyers.
A. Kahn Design has been operating in Bradford for the past 27 years and building its first motorcycle is a big step for the company, said Jamie Kahn, operations director at the firm. The company could easily open its headquarters in London or in Paris, but the brand chose to stay in its home town, he added.
A. Kahn Design aims to design and assemble vehicles that respond to clients’ needs and offer them the best quality possible. The fit and finish of its designs has to be better than the original interior and bodywork, Afzal Kahn said. If a customer is spending thousands on a vehicle, it is A. Kahn Design’s duty to make sure its work is improving the vehicle functionally and aesthetically and at the same time corresponds with approved standards.