The Bike Your Momma Never Wanted You to Have

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Two iconic British brands have put their minds together to create the AMB 001, a motorbike worthy of your weekend forays.

We don’t know about you, but for us, there were two rules at home that were never to be broken (an invariably were): no tattoos and no motorbikes. You can understand why parents would be hesitant about their little darlings inking themselves for life or stepping into the stirrups of a roaring road hound. However, mum’s not around to stop you hitting the open road on this two-wheeled heart-stopper.

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The AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior combines the auto marques nose for sexy lines and the engineering firm’s expertise in making things go quick – very quick. The track-only (but don’t worry, we wouldn’t tell) limited-edition bike is the first product from the companies’ new partnership and bodes of beautiful things to come.

Two iconic British brands have put their minds together to create the AMB 001, a motorbike worthy of your weekend forays.

This is the first time Aston Martin’s wings have graced the tank of a motorcycle, the AMB 001 is nothing short of a work of art, one that taps into Aston’s rich racing history, which includes the ground-breaking Valkyrie. Modern, lightweight, and powerful, the bike features exclusive technical features, including a chassis configuration with a double-wishbone front fork and structural carbon fibre body.

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Inspired by Aston Martin’s new series of mid-engined cars, the AMB 001 is presented in Stirling Green and Lime Essence, with matte black wheels forks and brake assemblies. All of the components have been specially designed using the best processes and materials, including titanium, billet aluminium, and carbon fibre, which has also been used to form the fin – derived from the side strake of Aston Martin cars – that runs along the full length of the tank.

As the fin passes under the saddle it can be seen through breaks in the Oxford Tan leather pads of the hand-stitched saddle, which combines old techniques and modern technology in one swooping area that is a perfect fit for the human form.

Two iconic British brands have put their minds together to create the AMB 001, a motorbike worthy of your weekend forays.

The AMB 001 boasts a turbo-charged output of 134 kW (180 hp), a V-twin configuration (a first for Brough Superior) that brings an incredible engine response with huge torque in a wide range of engine rpm.

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In keeping with its track-inspired pedigree, the AMB 001 is presented with ultra-lightweight Aston Martin wings, which sit under the lacquer of the bodywork on the nose and the tank.  These are the same nine-micron stainless steel wings that adorn the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Mum can take some relief in the fact that this track-only terror is limited to just 100 units.

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Nick Walton is a Hong Kong-based photojournalist and Group Managing Editor for Artemis Communications, producers of Alpha Men Asia, JETSETTER Magazine, Explorer Magazine, The Art of Business Travel, Mirandus, IKHLAS, The Journal and The Edition.

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