Aston Martin style on two wheels

Aston Martin has partnered with revered motorcycle manufacturer, Brough Superior, in order to develop the AMB 001 performance bike.

The AMB 001 will be a uniquely collectable machine and limited to just 100 examples, with the first deliveries expected to take place towards the end of 2020.

Adorned in traditional Aston Martin Camo livery, the AMB 001 test mule has recently completed its first dynamic test at Pau-Arnos. 


The AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior took to the track at Pau-Arnos in France recently to begin its comprehensive testing programme. Designed and engineered specifically for the racetrack, the AMB 001 will be strictly limited to just 100 examples.  
“Everybody involved has managed to make tremendous progress with the development of AMB 001, despite the challenges we have all been facing,” commented Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman. 

This special motorcycle is, like our road cars, the result of beautiful design melding with modern technology to produce a bike that any collector will be proud of. We are delighted to see how much progress has been made, both on and off track and look forward to the moment when production starts for this stunning machine.”

Prototype testing is one of the most vital parts of the development process with a test motorcycle allowing the team to validate the chassis geometry, the ergonomics and dynamic behaviour.  

In the same way that Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics engineers can ‘read’ a car, Brough Superior’s test rider feeds back on all areas of performance, from the overall dynamic feel of the bike to details regarding cornering, braking, acceleration and the like. 

Commenting on the ongoing success of the development programme, 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 body holding the fin and supporting the saddle is one of the areas where we called on the unique knowledge of Mecano ID, who joined the project to apply specialist aerospace-quality carbon fibre skills to the exclusive AMB 001,” he said. 

While the focus of the track testing is directed at the chassis, engine bench testing takes place in parallel to streamline the development process.  

The AMB 001 boasts a turbo-charged engine with an output of 134kW, which is unique in the motorcycle industry for a serial production bike. The turbo package includes an intercooler; this imposing radiator with its striking oversized/wide intake manifold, gives the V-twin a supercar engine appearance. 
Once this testing process is complete the AMB 001 will go into production at the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France. Only 100 examples will be made, with a sale price of €108,000.00.  

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