For much of 2020, revived brand, Brough Superior has been relatively quiet, save for track testing its Aston Martin AMB 001.
For 2021, the intriguing brand finally breaks its silence with the announcement of a new model, the Lawrence. As the name suggests, the Lawrence is a special edition made in homage of its most popular patron, Lawrence of Arabia, also known as T.E. Lawrence.
The famous writer and war hero was a fan of Brough Superior motorcycles, untimely meeting his maker onboard an SS100.
Brough pays tribute to Lawrence with a modern motorcycle with classical influences. The Lawrence features sleek lines inspired by the daggers of Bedouins, whom Lawrence fought alongside.
Rather than bearing styling based on the SS100 which Lawrence famously rode, this special edition wears new and specially-made carbon fiber bodywork. The Lawrence features a uniquely-shaped 17-liter carbon fiber tank and seat that blend together to look like a single unit. It’s paired with a Fior-type front fork, cantilevered headlight, and high-mount exhausts. All that space at the bottom directs your eyes to the wide V-twin under, whose heads stretch from the tip of the tank to the seat.
Powering the bike is a 997cc, 88° V-twin that features four-valve heads. It makes a hefty 102 PS at 9,600 rpm paired with 87 Nm of torque at 7,300 rpm. It meets with a 6-speed transmission driving the rear wheels via chain.
This is all mounted on a machined titanium frame. The front end is uses a a Fior-type fork, CNC machined from a solid aluminum block. It connects to the frame via titanium links to a centrally mounted monoshock with pre-load and rebound adjustability. Behind is an all-aluminum rear swing arm attached directly to the engine crankcase, with a preload and rebound adjustable monoshock. Yes, even the wheels are made of aluminum. The front is 19 inches while the rear is 17 inches. Bringing it to a stop are Beringer brakes
Only 188 Lawrences will be built, in honor of Lawrence of Arabia’s birth year, 1888. Brough is ready to accept orders and will delightedly customize it as desired.
As you can imagine, with much of the bike made of titanium and aluminum, it’s not gonna come cheap. We’re guessing it’s going to be somewhere in the range of PhP4-PhP6 million. However, if there’s one bike that can give the MV Agusta Rush and Ariel Ace a run for their money, it’s definitely this.