Brough Superior Lawrence: Lawrence of Arabia Rides Again



Brough Superior has released its latest limited edition creation, with the Lawrence paying homage to the brand's most famous rider.


Brough Superior's claim to fame is as the first brand to have produced motorcycles that could go above 100 mph, with the brand's most famous rider being British World War One hero T.E Lawrence who sadly passed away while riding one of his favoured bikes in 1935.


After years Brough Superior was revived in 2014 by French motorcycle expert Thierry Henriette. After relaunching Lawrence of Arabia's legendary S.S.100 nameplate and collaborating with Aston Martin in the creation of the turbocharged Aston Martin AMB 001, Brough Superior decided to produce the most high-end motorcycle of the world: the "Lawrence".



While Brough Superior's bikes already command a hefty price tag, the Lawrence ups the game further and is hand-built with the best materials available, including titanium, carbon fibre and aluminium.


The new bike is based on the architecture of the current S.S.100, with the Lawrence getting its distinct curves thanks to the use of carbon fibre. The frame of the Lawrence is made of titanium, and its fork is a Fior type made of aluminium.


Powering the Lawrence is Brough’s 102bhp 88º 997cc v-twin which is also found in the S.S 100 and is pushing a claimed 200kg of weight.


Brough isn’t going half-heartedly into this limited edition stunner either, with just 188 examples of the Lawrence to ever be made. That number wasn’t plucked out of thin air, but represents 1888, the year in which the Brough Superior owning icon was born.


Pricing is set at €66,000 with official NZ pricing and availability yet to be officially announced by local distributors Brough Superior Australia.



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