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Aston Martin Brough strictly for super-rich

AMB 001 Aston Martin Brough
AMB 001

Brough Superior has revealed an expensive turbo track toy called the AMB 001 which has plenty of carbonfibre and Aston Martin wings.

The collaboration between the two esoteric British brands is truly beautiful but it is only for the super-rich.

It could very well win the annual Milan EICMA motorcycle show best bike of the show, but it won’t win many riding fans.AMB 001 Aston Martin Brough

After all, the bike will cost $US97,000 which is more than $A140,000. And it is not even road registrable. It’s a track-only machine!

It is limited to 100 models and they will no doubt be snapped by the idle rich and probably never see the track, let alone the road.AMB 001 Aston Martin Brough

Brough will build the AMB 001 at their factory in Toulouse, France, with delivery late in 2020.

The striking bike looks very much like basic artist doodle that was sent out as a teaser a few days ago.Aston Martin Brough

The carbon AMB 001 weighs just 180kg and is powered by a turbocharged V-twin engine delivering 180 horsepower.

It is substantially different from their Super Sport 100 model which brought the company back to life in 2016. In fact, it looks much more like a “supersport” model than this does.

Brough Superior SS100
Brough Superior SS100

It’s not unusual for motorcycle and car companies to get together to build a motorcycle.

Apart from companies such as Honda and BMW that build both, we had the short-lived collaboration between MV Agusta and Mercedes AMG that spawned the “solarbeam” in 2015.

Mercedes-AMG solarbeam MV Agusta F3
Mercedes-AMG solarbeam MV Agusta F3

Like the “solarbeam”, this collaborative bike will be a limited-edition model and very expensive.

Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman the bike is “what we believe a cutting-edge motorcycle should be”.AMB 001 Aston Martin Brough

“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 said.