Aston Martin and Brough Superior reveal track-only sports bike at EICMA

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 05 Nov 2019

Now you can get an Aston Martin on two wheels only. The AMB 001, a joint effort on two wheels from Aston Martin and Brough Superior, made its worldwide debut at EICMA, the Milan Motorcycle Show, today. The reveal heralds the first chapter of a new partnership between Aston Martin and Brough Superior. 

Limited to just 100 examples, the track-only AMB 001 represents the union of Aston Martin design and state-of-the-art Brough Superior engineering and is targeted at motorcycle connoisseurs.

Aston Martin executive vice-president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman said: “This is what we believe a cutting-edge motorcycle should be and we are very proud to see the Aston Martin wings on a motorcycle for the first time. In addition to applying the skills we have developed for cars such as the ground-breaking Aston Martin Valkyrie we have also been able to bring our special expertise in the traditional craft techniques to this project. The finished product is a truly beautiful motorcycle; a design and engineering work of art.”

The AMB 001 is a modern, lightweight and powerful sports bike concept, boasting exclusive technical features, including a chassis configuration with a double-wishbone front fork and structural carbon fibre body.

Presented in the traditional Aston Martin Racing colours of Stirling Green and Lime Essence with Matte Black wheels, forks and brake assemblies, the AMB 001’s components have been specially designed using the best processes and materials, including carbon fibre, titanium and billet aluminium.

The bike boasts a strong, sculptural body form, accented by a carbon fibre fin – the design of which is derived from the side strake on Aston Martin cars – that runs along the full length of the Stirling Green tank, passing under the saddle and out onto the rear, creating a flowing form along the top of the bike. AMB 001 has been designed to display a level of elegance that isn’t normally found on racing bikes. Aerodynamic wings attached to the cowl on the front of the bike take their direction from the S-Curve on the front of an Aston Martin, providing Aerodynamic downforce.
The AMB 001 develops a turbocharged output of 134 kW (180hp) at just 180 kilos dry weight. This turbo configuration is claimed to bring "an incredible engine response with huge torque in a wide range of engine rpm". This is also the first time that a Brough Superior model is presented with a V-twin turbo-charged engine.

In keeping with its track-inspired pedigree, the AMB 001 is presented with ultra-lightweight Aston Martin wings, which sit under the lacquer of the bodywork on the nose and the tank.  These are the same nine-micron stainless steel wings on the Aston Martin Valkyrie. 

The AMB 001 is being built and hand-assembled in the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France. Just 100 examples will be made, with an price-tag of 108,000.00 euros including 20% VAT. First deliveries are set to begin from Q4 2020. 

Brough Superior Motorcycles was established in Nottingham, England, in 1919, by George Brough, Brough Superior was the fastest, best-looking, most expensive brand to beridden by thrill-seeking record-breakers and gentleman riders from the roaring twenties. Brough Superior’s most famous fan was T.E Lawrence 'of Arabia' who owned seven of the brand.

Relaunched in 2013 by Thierry Henriette, a highly-respected motorcycle designer who has worked for major manufacturers throughout the world. He started by relaunching the most famous of George Brough’s motorcycles, the one favoured by Lawrence of Arabia, the SS100.

The new-era Brough Superior bikes have kept the DNA of the classics such as the art deco design and improved it beyond the modern standards with exclusive technologies and the finest materials. Today Brough Superior produces a range of three luxury modern classic motorcycles, recognised for their superior quality, high performance and precise handling that provide a joy riding experience.

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