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Old 5th November 2019, 14:43   #1
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Default AMB 001: Aston Martin's first motorcycle!

The AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior made its worldwide debut at EICMA, the Milan Motorcycle Shows, today.

Strictly limited to just 100 examples, the track-only AMB 001 tries to combine Aston Martin design with Brough Superior engineering. The AMB 001 boasts a turbo-charged output of 134 kW (180 hp) at just 180 kilos dry weight.

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Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said: This is what we believe a cutting-edge motorcycle should be and we are very proud to see the Aston Martin wings on a motorcycle for the first time. In addition to applying the skills we have developed for cars such as the ground breaking Aston Martin Valkyrie we have also been able to bring our special expertise in the traditional craft techniques to this project. The finished product is a truly beautiful motorcycle; a design and engineering work of art.
AMB 001 Specifications

Engine
DOHC 997cc 8-Valve 88-dergree V-twin, Water and Oil cooled, short stroke measuring 94mm x 71.8mm
A semi-dry crankcase lubrication improving efficiency by reducing the mechanical losses.
Transmission includes an extractible 6 speed gearbox an APTC Clutch, and final drive by chain.
Timing is driven by a short Morse chain and a gear train, a compact conception for precision and reliability.
The engine covers are machined from plain by aeronautical suppliers.

Turbo

Turbo supercharging is an exclusive feature on a serial production motorcycle.
The variable geometry Turbo is blowing through an intercooler for more efficiency, its modern turbine with low inertia is avoiding the turbo lag that was damageable on the Turbo motorcycles attempts from the 80s.
The powerful engine behavior is plain, with quick response and high torque in a wide range of RPM for riding enjoyment.
The exhaust manifold is made from Inconel, a superalloy chosen for its thermal and mechanical properties

Chassis

The innovative chassis aggregates the best techniques such as a CNC machined from solid backbone bolted on the V-twin engine which is a fully load-bearing chassis component, combining stiffness with lightness. Then structural carbon fiber rear sub frame and Titanium interfaces are completing this high-tech chassis.
Wheels are machined form aluminum forgings with their exclusive AMB 001 design
Specific brake system developed by a racing brake specialist, all the component machined from solid, ball bearing action on the radial master cylinder piston, less effort for strong braking power with a prefect feeling.

Front fork

The double wishbone Fior fork machined form billet aluminum dissociates steering and braking functions, resulting in a precise steering and stability that gives a securing feeling. The motorcycle is not diving when braking and remains really stable while cornering with brakes.
The rear swing arm CNC machined as well includes a progressive damping system with rocker.

Body

The body parts are fully made from carbon fiber, even when non-visible on the painted parts. Some of the body parts are structural and are allowing weight reduction.
The leather seat is handcrafted equally as luxury car interior, with high quality leather and stitching, matching with the handcrafted handlebars grips.
Derived from the AMR supercars, the Aston Martin Wings logos are made from a thin laser-cut metal sheet and included in the lacquer layers for a perfect finish.

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Read the full press release here.
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Specs aside, this thing looks heidous!! The Harley Transamerica is just quirky when compared to this. Great that it's track only and limited to 100 pieces.
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Anyone who complains about their motorcycle seat will probably shut up after looking at this one.
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If this is what they have managed, I am glad, they didn't attempt it earlier. The design simply doesn't cut-in.

Or if its a concept or something else they were portraying, it went right over my head.
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Not sure why this reminded me of the terminator salvation bike.

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Or if its a concept or something else they were portraying, it went right over my head.
Trying too hard to be different, probably!

Also - for a debut from Aston Martin - a sexy electric bike concept would have sounded more promising and helped in living up to the hype around the brand - even if it never hit the streets.
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Looks like a toad. With a constipated face.

Now that that is out of the way, does this mean AM is planning a foray into motorcycles? Why not electric in that case, like someone mentioned?

I wish I was the CEO of some company and could act on my whims and fancies as I pleased. Sigh.
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I like it! Very pretty. Reminiscent of the bimotas somehow. It looks so organic, like a living thing. Probably why the terminator reference was brought up.
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Oh what a piece of art! Exquisite doesnt even do justice as an adjective. Did AMG's past experience with MV Agusta have any influence on this?

Now imagine this going through Mumbai potholes and muck and overheating in traffic !!
For the sake of preserving the beauty of art I hope (and dont kill me for this) that this doesnt come to our shores.
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The AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior made its worldwide debut at EICMA, the Milan Motorcycle Shows, today.
That speedo might get annoying after a while.
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Good lord but that is a stunner! Aston Martin sure know how to design them. 106 years and they still haven't got one wrong IMHO.
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They will charge a million bucks for it and will give you the seat/work of art with the delivery invoice to patch on and ride away into the sunset.
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Mixed reactions here on its design, but I actually liked the way it looks.

Initial thoughts were "Does this thing take a turn or just goes straight !", but read later that it is a track-only model. Would be interesting to see how it behaves in the hands of a professional on a track. Looks promising.
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This is not meant for sitting and riding. Probably, the only way to ride could be, to sleep and ride. But, My only query is, how to lay bed on this curved surface thing?

Jokes apart, Forget long rides, Is it really possible to ride even 20 kms on this bike? I really cannot imagine my back to be in the same shape after riding this bike.
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This is not meant for sitting and riding.
May I recommend watching Tron bike (Light Cycle) videos on YouTube to get an idea.

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