About 3 years ago, Aston Martin, has shown the world that they too could make motorcycles – very expensive motorcycles – with their EUR 120,000 (about PHP 7.2-million) AMB 001.
During this year’s EICMA, Aston Martin has once again shown that they can make ultra-expensive and ultra-limited edition motorcycles with the AMB 001 Pro. The price has not been announced yet, but at only 88 units in the production line, it could go well over the price of its predecessor.
AMB 001 Pro
Like its 2019 predecessor, the AMB 001 Pro track-only motorcycle is a product of a collaboration between Aston Martin – one of Europe’s finest makers of luxury cars – and Brough Superior – a British motorcycle manufacturer with more than 100 years of history.
Offered only in 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.
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 aluminum, which is a unique feature for a production motorcycle. With the marked increase in power, this takes AMB 001 Pro into the hyperbike sector.”
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.
The AMB 001 Pro is offered in a single specification, featuring a racing livery that combines Aston Martin Verdant Jade with satin-finished carbon fiber 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 program, the chemically etched aluminum 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. The first deliveries will take place in Q4 2023.