Ducati – A Photographic Tribute – Volume Two – Phil Aynsley

In these modern times, where anything seen in print is so rarely worth getting excited about, I must admit I was a bit taken aback when I experienced a bit of a thrill unwrapping the latest book from Phil Aynsley, ‘Ducati – A Photographic Tribute – Volume Two’.

Ducati - A Photographic Tribute - Phil Aynsley
Ducati – A Photographic Tribute – Phil Aynsley

It was so carefully wrapped for delivery, that it immediately felt a little precious. Spending some time exploring the pages inside just reemphasised that initial impression.

Ducati - A Photographic Tribute - Phil Aynsley
Ducati – A Photographic Tribute – Phil Aynsley

Phil is passionate, primarily, about two things, photography and Ducati motorcycles.

A knowledgeable expert of world standing on the history of European motorcycles, and a highly skilled photographic artist, who better qualified to marry these two things together in order to produce such a fascinatingly beautiful book.

Ducati - A Photographic Tribute - Phil Aynsley
Ducati – A Photographic Tribute – Phil Aynsley

Phil has put his two passions together and travelled the world photographing some of the world’s most exotic, rare and special motorcycles. A few of which we have showcased right here on MCNews.com.au.

Ducati - A Photographic Tribute - Phil Aynsley
Ducati – A Photographic Tribute – Phil Aynsley

Phil has only ever owned Ducatis, starting with the purchase of a 250 Desmo in 1972. He has also built a photographic catalogue that would surpass what Ducati themselves possess in Bologna.

Ducati - A Photographic Tribute - Phil Aynsley
Ducati – A Photographic Tribute – Phil Aynsley

While the sound of a Ducati can’t be replicated in print, the beauty sure can. I can’t imagine there is a Ducati enthusiast in the world that would not cherish this book as a worthy treasure.

The exquisite detail shots of engines and engine components are particularly fascinating, and so rarely seen.

The book is available from Ducati dealers, good bookshops or direct from: www.primerbooks.com.au at a RRP of $119.95

This is a photographic tribute, so if you want a history book full of text look elsewhere.

Only 2000 of this freshly released Volume Two have been printed

Volume One was published in 2009 and the 2500 print run sold out quickly

A special deal (on the website) enables those who missed out on the first book to obtain one of the last Volume 1 Limited Editions, together with Volume 2, at a much reduced price – $800.00  (the Limited Edition RRP was $1000.00, and only 100 were printed).