The perfect track toy

The AMB 001 Pro by Aston Martin and Brough Superior draws inspiration from the no-rules track hypercar Valkyrie AMR Pro with some astonishing design and power.

The perfect track toy. Photos by Aston Martin/Brough Superior Photos by Aston Martin/Brough Superior

The strictly limited-edition AMB 001 Pro is the latest design collaboration between the two brands, pairing Aston Martin's legendary design with state-of-the-art Brough Superior motorcycle engineering.

Offered in a single Pro specification, the successor to the sold-out AMB 001 was inspired by Aston Martin's no-rules track hypercar Valkyrie AMR Pro. Like its inspiration, AMB 001 Pro takes track performance to the extreme, offering a 25% power increase on its predecessor, with its 225 HP producing a power-to-weight ratio of 1.28 hp/kg, similar to that of a Formula One car.

Aston Martin and Brough Superior AMB 001 Pro

Thierry Henriette, Chief Executive Officer of Brough Superior, said "We are excited to reveal the AMB 001 Pro at EICMA today. The success of its predecessor, coupled with the incredible Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, inspired us to get together again to create a new superbike; one that we know will excite our customers. We are particularly proud of the new engine type, with a crankcase fully machined from solid billet aluminium, which is a unique feature for a production motorcycle. With the marked increase in power, this takes AMB 001 Pro into the hyperbike sector."

Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, said "It's a beautifully simple formula. Form plus technology equals performance. When you push something to the very edge of capacity and do it seamlessly, the resulting experience can have you breathless. There is no separation between the advanced materials, design and technical capabilities of the bike. We've achieved this fluidity again with Brough Superior for those who desire a track superbike like none other. The rider is part of this moving sculpture and will literally feel as though they are part of the track when laying atop the AMB 001 Pro".

Aston Martin and Brough Superior AMB 001 Pro

It was at EICMA that the AMB 001, the first-ever Aston Martin motorcycle was revealed in 2019. The coming together of Aston Martin and Brough Superior, two iconic and historic British performance brands, produced a unique, modern, lightweight and powerful sports bike, limited to just 100 units and now fully sold out.

The new AMB 001 Pro builds on the learnings from the AMB 001 and takes track exhilaration to the extreme.  The power increase comes courtesy of a new CNC-machine, dual-cylinder 997cc engine, which has been fully machined from AL 5000 solid billet. The ideal properties of the material improve the stiffness of the structural engine, whilst a new cylinder design with wet cylinder liners helps to improve cooling.

Downforce is increased via the front spoiler and side wings, with the front cowl now fixed to the bodywork to manage the downforce at the front end of the motorcycle. A tunnel effect air blade directs air over the rider. The airflow enters through a large intake integrated into the front wing, then passes through the new front cowl, to be deflected through the dynamic windshield. A rear fin with an aero stabilizer design further refines the aerodynamic updates.

Aston Martin and Brough Superior AMB 001 Pro

The AMB 001 Pro is offered in a single specification, featuring a racing livery that combines Aston Martin Verdant Jade with satin-finished carbon fibre and a black Cerakote engine and suspension. These are highlighted by Photon Lime accents, paying a nod to Aston Martin's winning bloodline of track racers.

In common with other extreme performance, ultra-luxury Aston Martin models, AMB 001 Pro is fitted with the Aston Martin "lacewing" badge. Designed for the Aston Martin Valkyrie programme, the chemically etched aluminium lacewing is a remarkable 99.4% lighter than the brand's regular enamel badge, and at just 70 microns thick is 30% thinner than human hair.  It will be applied on the nose cowl and tank, on top of the painted finish yet beneath a perfectly smooth coat of lacquer.

Initial orders have already been taken for the strictly limited edition AMB 001 Pro, which will be hand-built at the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France. Strictly limited to a maximum of 88 motorcycles. The first deliveries will take place in Q4 2023.

Technical Specification
Engine
Engine - 997cc water-cooled DOHC 88˚ V-twin four-stroke with four valves per cylinder and composite chain/gear cam drive
Dimensions - 94mm x 71.8mm
Power - 225 Hp
Gearbox - 6-speed cassette type
Clutch - Multiplate oil-bath clutch with hydraulic operation, APTC slipper clutch
Frame Type - CNC Aluminium frame with structural engine and carbon fibre body

Chassis
Front Suspension - Fior-type CNC Machined Aluminium fork with twin articulated triangular links and Preload and rebound adjustable monoshock with 112mm travel
Rear Suspension - CNC Machined Aluminium Swing Arm pivoting in engine crankcases, with monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound damping and progressive rate link with 124mm travel
Head Angle / Trail - 23.9˚ with 102.6mm trail
Front Brake - 2 x 320mm Stainless Steel discs with 2 x four-piston radial callipers
Rear Brake - 1 x 230mm Stainless Steel disc with 1 x two-piston calliper
Wheels - Ultra-light 10 spoke carbon fibre front wheel, carbon fibre disc wheel
Front Tyre - 120/70 ZR17 58W on 3.50 inches
Rear Tyre - 200/55 ZR17 78W on 6.25 inches
Weight - 175kg dry



Written by: Mathias Haegglund
Published: Nov 17, 2022 at 06:00