Restricted version Aston Martin AMB 001 bike launched
Referred to as the AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior, it’s a light-weight sports activities bike idea which contains a double wishbone entrance fork, a billet aluminium swing-arm, titanium grips, an Inconel exhaust manifold and structural carbon fibre physique panels. The bike’s unique wheels are additionally machined from aluminium.
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The AMB 001’s styling is extra modern than Brough Superior’s present Pendine Sand Racer and Tremendous Sports activities 100 fashions – each of which make use of a unadorned design. The bodywork is completed in Aston Martin’s conventional racing colors of Stirling Inexperienced and matte black – and the pair declare that its S-Curve-styled aerodynamic wings hooked up to the entrance cowl present practical downforce.
Its hand-stitched saddle and handlebar grips are trimmed in Oxford Tan leather-based, whereas the entrance fairing homes a digital instrument binnacle with read-outs for velocity, engine revs and the gear choice. The bike additionally options the identical ultra-light Aston Martin badges discovered on the Valkyrie, that are hewn from nine-micron-thick stainless-steel.
It’s powered by 997cc turbocharged, double-overhead cam V-twin engine, which develops 178bhp. The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential transmission and, due to the AMB 001’s intensive use of light-weight supplies, the bike has a dry weight of 180kg – which provides it a power-to-weight ratio in extra of 900bhp per tonne.
The AMB 001 marks the primary time Aston Martin’s badge has appeared on a bike and the primary time a Brough Superior product has been fitted with a turbocharged V-Twin engine.
Brough Superior was established in Nottingham in 1919, by George Brough. All through the early 20th Century, the model produced the world’s quickest and most costly efficiency bikes – such because the 1924 SS100, which was comfortably able to reaching 100mph and price the equal of £10,000 in as we speak’s cash.
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