These Are The First Pictures of The 180HP Two-Wheeled Love Child Of Aston Martin And Brough Superior
The recently announced collaboration between Aston Martin and Brough Superior to build a state-of-the-art motorbike caught the interest of car and bike fans alike, and the hand-built fruits of this venture were unveiled for the first time as the AMB 001 made its worldwide debut on 5 November at EICMA, the Milan Motorcycle Show.
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 groundbreaking 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 undoubtedly possesses serious head-turning ability and the combination of the traditional Aston Martin Racing colors of Stirling Green and Lime Essence with Matte Black wheels, forks and brake assemblies make the bike look both futuristic and classically stylish at the same time.
Just 100 units of the track-only racing bike are planned to be built and hand-assembled at the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France. Prices start at an MSRP of €108,000 ($115,000) including 20% Vat.
What that outlay gets you is a motorcycle benefitting from the input of the very best engineers and designers from both firms and advanced features like a structural carbon fiber body, 180hp 1.0-liter V-twin turbocharged engine and the highest quality materials throughout. The lightweight design means that the 397 lbs (180kg) dry weight should give the AMB 001 a similar power-to-weight ratio to the ballistic 1160hp Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar. That kind of performance on two wheels is a crazy prospect and only the bravest need apply. Deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Images courtesy of Aston Martin