Meet the limited-edition AMB 001 – the first-ever motorcycle by Aston Martin created in partnership with Brough Superior. Unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, Aston Martin is calling it the first chapter of a new partnership with Brough Superior, hinting at more such two-wheeled creations in the future.
Before we talk about the new AMB 001 motorcycle, here’s a little history lesson on Brough Superior: The British motorcycle brand was established in 1919 by George Brough and the original Brough Superiors were often referred to as the Rolls-Royces of motorcycles. The company had to shut down in 1940 during the World War II and had created around 3000 motorcycles before it ceased to exist. The Brough Superior name was revived in 2008 by Mark Upham, along with Thierry Henriette, who currently serves as lead designer for the brand.
Coming back to the AMB 001, the limited-edition motorcycle looks as wicked as the concepts that are usually created for automobile shows rather than production. Aston Martin says the motorbike’s styling draws inspiration from some of the greatest cars built by the famed British marque, including the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie.
According to Aston Martin, the AMB 001 has been designed for the track only. The motorcycle is powered by a turbocharged version of Brough Superior’s 1.0-liter V-twin engine delivering 180 horsepower. The motorcycle is also considerably light with a dry weight of just 396 pounds, which has been achieved with the help of lightweight construction including carbon fiber for the body. Although it’s not street legal, only 100 units of the AMB 001 will be sold with a price-tag of 108,000 euros (approximately $120,000).
Source: Luxury Launches