THE AMB 001 combines Aston Martin design with Brough Superior engineering, with the two iconic and historic British performance brands uniting to develop a track-only, strictly limited edition motorcycle.
Making its worldwide debut at EICMA, the Milan Motorcycle Show, today (5 November), the reveal of the AMB 001 heralds the first chapter of an exciting new partnership between Aston Martin and Brough Superior.
Strictly limited to just 100 examples, the track-only AMB 001 represents the union of iconic Aston Martin design and state-of-the-art Brough Superior engineering to create a piece of automotive art for the motorbike connoisseur.
“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,” Aston Martin executive VP and chief creative officer Marek Reichman said.
“In addition to applying the skills we have developed for cars such as the ground breaking Aston Martin Valkyrie, we have also been able to bring our special expertise in the traditional craft techniques to this project,” he added.
“The finished product is a truly beautiful motorcycle; a design and engineering work of art.”
With this bike, Aston Martin and Brough Superior are presenting a unique, modern, lightweight, powerful sports bike concept, boasting exclusive technical features, including a chassis configuration with a double wishbone front fork and structural carbon fibre body.
Taking inspiration from the new series of mid-engined Aston Martin cars, the Aston Martin design team worked on principles of form and function, where design and engineering had to work together, resulting in a motorcycle that is a high performance work of art.
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 sublime combination of paint and bare carbon fibre.
The bike boasts a strong, sculptural body, 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.
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 and modern technology in one swooping area that is a perfect fit for the human form.
Aerodynamic wings attached to the cowl on the front of the bike take their direction from the s-curve on the front of an Aston Martin, providing aerodynamic down force. These are the same nine-micron stainless steel wings that adorn the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
The AMB 001 boasts a turbo-charged output of 134kW (180hp) at just 180kg dry weight. This turbo configuration brings an incredible engine response with huge torque in a wide range of engine rpm. It’s also the first turbo V-Twin Brough Superior model ever.
“The same people who work on the design of our cars have worked on the AMB 001,”Reichman said. “Our designers have the full breadth of experience and I think this is showcased in this aspirational bike.”
The AMB 001 is being built and hand-assembled in the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France. Just 100 examples will be made, with a list price of around $174,000 Australian dollars. First deliveries are set to begin in Q4 2020.