Aston Martin and Brough Superior Motorcycles have begun officially testing the AMB 001, a limited-run track-only superbike, at circuit Pau-Arnos in France.

With a legacy of producing sought-after GTs and recent forays into track-focused hyper-cars, the AMB 001 marks Aston’s first venture into the two-wheeled segment, partnering with Nottingham-based motorcycle producer, Brough Superior.

First revealed at the EICMA motorcycle show in Italy on 5 November 2019, the design “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”.

The motorcycle’s chassis is comprised of a CNC machined solid back-bone, bolted directly to the V-twin engine.  Body parts are fully made from carbon fibre as is the rear sub-frame, and is completed with titanium finishes.

Brough Superior CEO Thierry Henriette said: “One of the key design features of the AMB 001 is an aluminium fin that runs along the full length of a carbon fibre tank, passing under the saddle and out onto the rear”.

The finned intercooler and oversized intake manifold, “gives the V-twin a supercar engine appearance”, according to Aston.

The obsessive use of light materials means AMB-001 has a dry-weight of only 180kg. 

Power is delivered from a turbocharged DOHC 997cc V-twin, producing 180hp and giving the bike a perfect 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. This puts the motorcycle in the company of hyper-cars, like Koenigsegg’s One:1.

Just like Aston’s Vulcan, the AMB 001 is a track-only toy, with production limited to only 100 units.  All will be hand-built at Brough Superior’s factory in France.  

Priced at €108,000, or roughly $190,000 NZD, first deliveries are on schedule to take place at the end of 2020.    

Flamethrowers, machine-guns and oil-slicks are not included.  

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Alistair Weekes
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