Aston and Brough’s ‘ AMB 001 ‘ goes under test
Last EICMA we saw two great partnerships in the motorcycle world.
- Kawasaki and Bimota
- Aston Martin and Brough Superior.
Last we heard of AMB 001 was in November 2019 when it was launched and then in March 2020 when it was confirmed that it will arrive in nine standard liveries.
However, now we are taking a look at the testing of Aston and Brough’s ambitious project
‘ AMB 001 ‘.
Designed for track the AMB 001 will be limited to 100 copies. Dynamic testing of the prototype was carried out in Pau-Arnos in France and was focused on the multiple parameters crucial being how it behaves on the track.
Quote from executive VP Marek Reichman
On the positive occasion Aston Martin executive VP and chief creative officer Marek Reichman said “Everybody involved has managed to make tremendous progress with the development of AMB 001, despite the challenges we have all been facing,”
He further said, “ 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.”
Quote from Brough Superior CEO Thierry Henriette
Speaking to this special occasion 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.”
As rider from Brough’s tests, he is also responsible to provide crucial inputs on various parameters and components like its suspension, brakes, engine, ergonomics and its behaviour to Aston’s engineers.
To make it more subtle before it is unveiled.
AMB 001 specs and information
- The bike will come with a V Twin Turbocharged engine.
- Weight is around 180 kg (dry weight).
- The price tag is around US$120,000.
- Deliveries will start in late 2020.
- AMB001 can be ordered in 9 standard liveries
- Intense Blue Main Body
- Gloss Carbon Belly Pan
- Intense Blue Lower “V” and Front Spoiler Underside
- Raw Machined Spine
- Satin Black Forks and Swingarm
- Black Air Filter and Turbo Cover
- Black Coated Exhaust
- Polished Touchpoint Details
- Satin Black Wheels
- Satin Black Engine with Raw Machined Components
- Black Saddle Leather Seat with Alcantra Pads
- Black Alcantra Grips
Source: Exhaust Notes in Australia.
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