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Aston Martin & Brough Superior AMB 001 Limited Edition Motorcycle

The iconic wings of Aston Martin appear on a motorcycle for the first time with this exciting new collaboration between Aston Martin and Brough Superior. Strictly limited to just 100 examples, the track-only AMB 001 represents the union of the unmistakable Aston Martin design and state-of-the-art Brough Superior engineering to create a piece of automotive art for the motorbike connoisseur.

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Here’s a look at some of the details:

Powertrain

A DOHC 997cc 8-Valve 88-degree V-twin, water and oil cooled, short stroke measuring 94mm x 71.8mm, kicks out a turbocharged 180 hp at just 400 lbs. dry weight.

The AMB 001 represents the first Brough Superior model to be presented with a turbocharged engine. The powerful turbo gifts the rider with a motor that has an incredible response and huge torque over a wide range of rpm. The variable geometry turbo is intercooled for increased efficiency and its modern low inertia turbine is specifically designed to avoid turbo lag.

The transmission includes an extractible 6-speed gearbox an APTC clutch, and a final chain drive. The timing is driven by a compact short Morse chain and a gear train to ensure precision and reliability.

The engine covers are machined from solid billet metal. The exhaust manifold is manufactured from Inconel, a superalloy chosen for its excellent thermal and mechanical properties.

Chassis

The innovative chassis aggregates the best techniques such as a CNC machined from solid backbone bolted on the V-twin engine, which is a fully load-bearing chassis component, combining stiffness with lightness. Then, structural carbon fiber rear sub frame and titanium interfaces complete this high-tech chassis. 

The wheels are machined from aluminum forgings with an exclusive AMB 001 design. The specific brake system is developed by a racing brake specialist, and all the component machined from solid, ball bearing action on the radial master cylinder piston, which offers less effort for strong braking power with a prefect feeling.

Body

The body parts are fully made from carbon fiber, even when non-visible on the painted parts. Some of the body parts are structural and allow for weight reduction. 

The leather seat is handcrafted to equal a luxury car interior with high quality leather and stitching, matching with the handcrafted handlebars grips.  

Derived from the AMR supercars, the Aston Martin wings logos are made from a thin laser cut metal sheet and included in the lacquer layers for a perfect finish.

If you have a motorcycle, ATV, UTV, snowmobile or jet ski you’d like to feature in MPN’s Ride of the Week series, sponsored by CanDo International, please email MPN Content Director Greg Jones at [email protected]

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