Aston Martin has revealed the AMB 001 – the British marque’s first motorbike. It’s a collaboration with longstanding bike manufacturer, Brough Superior, and ‘heralds the first chapter of an exciting new partnership’.
Just 100 examples of the track-only AMB 001 will be produced, combining boutique Aston Martin style with Brough engineering prowess.
Indeed, the bike is a thing of beauty, taking inspiration from Aston’s forthcoming range of mid-engined sports cars. It has nine-micron-thick wings like the Valkyrie, for example. A carbon frame shows off the exposed engine.
Even the side strakes of Aston road cars are mimicked in the prominent line down the centre of the bike. It’s very ‘art meets engineering’.
The AMB 001 uses a V-twin turbocharged engine that produces 180hp. Weighing just 180kg, that gives a one-to-one horsepower per kilogram ratio, also like the Valkyrie.
It will be built at Brough’s factory in Toulouse, France, and will cost £93,000.
“This is what we believe a cutting-edge motorcycle should be and we are very proud to see the Aston Martin wings on a motorcycle for the first time,” said Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman.
“In addition to applying the skills we have developed for cars such as the ground breaking Aston Martin Valkyrie, we have also been able to bring our special expertise in the traditional craft techniques to this project. The finished product is a truly beautiful motorcycle; a design and engineering work of art.”