Aston Martin and Brough Superior build AMB 001 track-going motorcycle

By CARSIFU | 5 November 2019

MILAN: With the coming-together of Aston Martin and Brough Superior - two iconic and historic British performance brands, it has given birth to a track-only, strictly limited-edition motorcycle and has been aptly christened AMB 001.

Strictly limited to 100 examples only, the AMB 001 track-only motorcycle made its international debut at EICMA today - during the Milan Motorcycle Show.

The 180kg (dry) AMB 001, with a 180hp V-twin turbocharged motor, is being built and hand-assembled in the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France.

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At 108,000 euros (including 20% VAT) - first deliveries are set to begin in late 2020 for this sportbike that's been touted as a unique, modern, lightweight and powerful sportbike concept.

The AMB 001 features a chassis configuration that comes with a double-wishbone front fork and structural carbon fibre body.

Also, taking inspiration from the new series of mid-engined Aston Martin cars, the Aston Martin Design team worked on clear principles of form and function to create a high-performance work of art.

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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 features a combination of paint and bare carbon fibre that accentuates the lines of this collectors’ item.

All of the components have been specially designed using carbon fibre, titanium and billet aluminium.

The bike boasts of a strong, sculptural body form, beautifully 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.

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As the fin passes under the saddle it can be seen through breaks in the Oxford Tan leather pads of the hand-stitched saddle, which combines old techniques with modern technology.

Aerodynamic wings have been attached to the cowl on the front of the bike and take their direction from the S-Curve on the front of an Aston Martin for aerodynamic downforce.

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

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