Here’s a little something you might not have been expecting – a motorcycle born from a partnership between Brough Superior and Aston Martin . . . yes, Aston Martin.
The track-only AMB 001 made its worldwide debut at EICMA, the Milan Motorcycle Show, and will be limited to 100 units.
A lightweight sports bike, the AMB 001 features materials including carbon fibre, titanium and billet aluminium and has been designed ‘to display a level of elegance that isn’t normally found on racing bikes’.
Power comes from a V-twin turbo-charged engine that pumps out 134 kW (180 hp) at just 180kg dry weight. The companies say this turbo configuration brings an incredible engine response with huge torque in a wide range of engine rpm.
“Aston Martin may be 106 years-old but the forward momentum of this company is inspiring, for every area of the business but for Design in particular,” said Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman. “The same people who work on the design of our cars have worked on the AMB 001. These people are absolute experts and have delivered many of the special project cars that we have designed.
“Unlike at other car companies, our designers have the full breadth of experience and I think this is showcased in this aspirational bike.”
The AMB 001 is being built and hand-assembled in the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France, and has an MRSP of €108,000 ($AU174,000). First deliveries are set to begin towards the end of 2020.