Yeah, we’re getting a little tired of this story: Some kajillionaire with more money than brains buys a long-extinct motorcycle marque, builds a few flashy prototypes, then disappears. But we’ve gotta say, this new Brough Superior SS100 has certainly caught our attention.
This bike was actually put together by Boxer Designs and tuning firm Akira, and they’ve done a great job of mixing new technology with old-fashioned styling cues – just check out that gas tank for proof. There’s a girder front fork, air-and-oil-cooled 998 cc V-twin motor, making 140 hp and 92 ft-lb of torque.
The trellis frame is made from steel and titanium. There’s actually four 230 mm brake discs up front (look closely!) made of some aluminum/ceramic composite that’s supposed to reduce unsprung weight, and probably cost as much to replace as your first used UJM you learned to ride on.
What else? There’s an LED headlight, 18-inch wheels, and a promise that the machine will cost under 100,000 Euros when it hits the market – not that that does much for the average buyer.
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