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TESTING STARTS ON ASTON MARTIN’S FIRST MOTORBIKE

Testing has begun on Aston Martin’s first motorbike ahead of it entering production in the autumn, suggests a report by Insider Media.

The new vehicle has been developed by the luxury car maker and Brough Superior and was first revealed in November 2019. Only 100 AMB 001s will be made and will have 180hp and have a dry weight of 180 kilos.

The motorcycle will be hand-assembled in the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France, and will be priced at €108,000. The AMB 001 took to the track at Pau-Arnos in France recently.

Aston Martin executive vice president and chief creative officer Marek Reichman said: “Everybody involved has managed to make tremendous progress with the development of AMB 001, despite the challenges we have all been facing.

“This special motorcycle is, like our road cars, the result of beautiful design melding with modern technology to produce a bike that any collector will be proud of.

“We are delighted to see how much progress has been made, both on and off track and look forward to the moment when production starts for this stunning machine.”

Brough Superior chief executive Thierry Henriette added: “One of the key design features of the AMB 001 is an aluminium fin that runs along the full length of a carbon fibre tank, passing under the saddle and out onto the rear.

“The body holding the fin and supporting the saddle is one of the areas where we called on the unique knowledge of Mecano ID, who joined the project to apply specialist aerospace-quality carbon fibre skills to the exclusive AMB 001.”

 

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