Brough Superior SS100

The legendary motorcycle from the 1920's is back, and it means business

Brough Superior is a name vintage enthusiasts will know well. Through the 1920s and 30s Brough was synonymous with exclusive, innovative and high performance motorcycles. Now over 70 years after closing, they're back to do the exact same thing in a very different age.

Originally, the SS100 indicated that the motorcycle had been tested and was capable of going at least 100mph- no small feat in the 20s. With respect to the past and their tradition, the Brough Superior is just as categorically high performance now as it was then. Their unique 1000cc engine puts out nearly 130bhp and 88ft-lb of torque, and with the titanium frame comes in at a dry weight of 410lbs.

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Brough Superior SS100 gas tank detailStaff

Just like the original SS100, the new bikes feature the sort of innovation you can only hope to see from bespoke motorcycles like this. Featuring a machined aluminum frame with a fabricated titanium subframe, the bike is not only lightweight but nice and stiff as well. The front end uses a unique suspension system that I can't quite call a girder, but something close. In the video, he describes it as a "double-triangle fork system, which allows to have really precise steering totally separated from braking, with no diving while braking." The rear suspension features a cast aluminum swingarm that pivots in the engine crank case, with a fully-adjustable monoshock. It's great to see innovations that are so far out, but still form following function.

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Double discs up front on the Brough Superior SS100Staff

Stopping the bike up front are two floating double discs with 4-piston calipers, and a single disc in the rear, both equipped with high performance pads. Running 18" tires front and rear gives you the option to run a wide variety of road/ enduro tires.

It seems as though no expense was spared in making these incredible motorcycles, and at nearly $55,000 the price tag reflects that. Putting them up in the high echelon of dream bikes right there next to Arch, these modern classics are truly high-speed works of art.

For more information, check BroughSuperiorMotorcycles.com

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88 degree V-twin on the Brough Superior SS100Staff
Brough Superior SS100
Brough Superior SS100Staff