Brough Superior have taken it up a notch with this creation, the Lawrence. The new model has been made with some of the most expensive materials they could get their hands on...
The all new Brough Superior Lawrence has just been announced and theres no doubt it’s one beautiful looking motorcycle. Hand built and made with premium parts, its specifications are those of every motorcycle enthusiasts dream. They are available now…
Brough Superior is the first brand to have produced motorcycles that could go above 100mph. The company was bought in 2014 by French motorcycle expert Thierry Henriette. After relaunching Lawrence of Arabia’s legendary S.S.100 and collaborating with Aston Martin to create the only existing bike of the brand, Brough Superior decided to produce this, the “Lawrence”.
Hand-built with the best materials available, such as Titanium, carbon-fibre and aluminium, the Lawrence benefited from the strong local aeronautical industry network to be developed. Brough Superior say that eyes should have been on the Lawrence at the EICMA 2020 show, but its absence due to COVID-19 will not affect its impact on the motorcycle industry. The bike will be released in March 2021, with numbers and availability Down Under to be announced.
The model name comes from Lawrence of Arabia, also known as Thomas Edward Lawrence or T.E Shaw, who owned seven Brough Superiors. Aside from writing, riding his Broughs was the author’s hobby. They were so important to him that he used to write about them in letters and in his books. Each of his Broughs held a name that was similar to a royal lineage, going from George I to George VII.
In his book, “The Mint“, Lawrence dedicated an entire chapter to the pleasure he had riding across England in the morning to get the best ingredients for a brunch.
“For months have I been making my evening round a marketing, twice a week, riding a hundred miles for the joy of it and picking up the best food cheapest, over half the country side.”
This new model represents a milestone for Brough Superior. Inspired by the mechanical architecture of the S.S.100, the Lawrence has unique curves that were only possible to be created by using carbon-fibre. The frame of the motorcycle is in Titanium, and the forks are a “Fior type” made out of aluminium.
The engine has been developed internally by the Brough Superior engineers. Brough Superior claim the production technology and the engineering skills that are required to build this bike partly come from the aeronautical industry that is very influential in the region of Toulouse, France.
Only 188 editions of this beautiful motorcycle will be produced. Brough Superior say the number 188 is echoing the birth date of T.E. Lawrence: 1888. The high-end materials and hand crafted labour costs add up as the Lawrence has a price tag of over $100,000 AUD and is to be confirmed.
If you’re interested in the Lawrence or other Brough Superior bikes, contact Brough Superior Australia through their website.
SPECIFICATIONS: 2021 Brough Superior Lawrence
Claimed power: 102bhp[75kW]@9600rpm
Weight: 200kg (wet or dry not specified)
Fuel capacity: 17L
Engine: 997cc water-cooled DOHC 88° V-twin four-stroke with four valves per cylinder and composite chain/gear cam drive, 94 x 71.8mm bore x stroke, 11:1 comp, electronic fuel injection with Synerject ECU and 2x50mm Synerject throttle-bodies, each with a single injector, 6-speed gearbox, multiplate oil-bath clutch with hydraulic operation.
Chassis: Machined Titanium frame with Titanium sub-frame and triangles
Rake: 24.6º Trail: 108.3mm
Front Suspension: Fior-type Aluminium casting fork with twin articulated triangular Titanium links and Preload and rebound adjustable mono-shock with 120mm travel
Rear Suspension: Cast aluminium swingarm pivoting in engine crankcases, with monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound damping and progressive rate link with 130mm travel
Brakes: 230mm Beringer Stainless Steel discs with 2 x four-piston Beringer radial calipers, Rear: 230mm Beringer Stainless Steel disc with a two-piston Beringer radial caliper.
Wheels & Tyres: 3.50 x 19in (f) and 6.25 x 17in (r), 120/70-19, 200/55-17.
Seat height: NA
Overall height: 1090mm
Overall width: N/A
Overall length: 2240mm
2021 Brough Superior Lawrence Gallery