The prestigious British car manufacturer Aston Martin is exhibiting as planned at EICMA 2019 its first motorcycle, the AMB 001, designed with Brough Superior. A turbocharged V-twin with 180 hp and an avalanche of luxurious components characterize this limited edition of 100 made in France. Presentation.
Aston Martin, the automobile brand historically "in the service of His Majesty" in James Bond, made a remarkable incursion in the motorcycle with its unpublished AMB 001 unveiled at great speed at the show in Milan (Italy). This astonishing creation with "bio" design follows as expected from an association with his compatriot Brough Superior.
This Aston Martin AMB 001 motorcycle takes the V-twin of 997 cc developed by the ultra high-end motorcycle brand, resurrected in 2008 by the British businessman Mark Upham with the Toulouse company Boxer Design. Small subtlety: the engine of the Aston Martin inherits a turbo to reach 180 hp, cons 100 to 130 hp for Brough Superior SS100 and Pendine Sand Racer!
Thanks to this collaboration with Aston Martin, the creative boss of Boxer Design, Thierry Henriette – now at the helm of Brough Superior -, reaches in a devious way his goal set in 2011 with his roadster SuperBob: to produce an exclusive and unique motorcycle whose twin engine designed with Akira promises strong raises via turbo boost.
180 kg dry … on circuit only
MNC also notes that the AMB 001 uses an unconventional front axle, such as the SuperBob and the Brought Superior: the Aston Martin fork is composed of two rigid arms with spring centrally positioned under the half-handlebars to ensure the damping function – like the BMW Duolever.
This unique English motorcycle – made in Toulouse (31): cocorico! – Unsurprisingly spreads the extremely high quality standards of the Aston Martin production: carbon, aluminum and titanium are displayed on the frame and trim for the pleasure of the eyes and to hold the weight to 180 kg dry.
The leg of Aston Martin – brand created in 1913 – is also found in the splendid saddlery and brown leather handles, or this amazing carbon wing on the tank that refers to the fins of his cars. The color TFT matrix screen brings a touch of modernism.
"That's what we think is an advanced bike and we're very proud to see Aston Martin's wings on a bike for the first time", rejoices the manufacturer."Thanks to the skills we have developed for cars such as the revolutionary Aston Martin Valkyrie, we have also been able to bring to this project our particular expertise in traditional craft techniques. The finished product is a really beautiful bike, a work of art design and engineering".
Will AMB 001 make the big "Bond" ?!
This AMB 001 will be produced in series limited to "100 copies"At the price – inevitably extreme – 108 000. Aston Martin and Brough Superior announce a start of commercialization for the "fourth quarter of 2020"for this unapproved motorcycle on the road.
Daniel Craig, first James "Blond" of the saga, will ride it in the 25th episode of the adventures of the famous British spy, "To die can wait ", whose release is scheduled for April 8, 2020? If so, let's hope it does not end up in a chase, as is tradition in the franchise …
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