Three years ago, Aston Martin surprises the world with AMB 001, a superbike developed in collaboration with Brough Superior. Three years on, yesterday, the two British legendary marques revealed the AMB 001 Pro at the EICMA, the Milan Motorcycle Show.
For those who missed out on the AMB 001, don’t get elated yet. You will still have to contend with used examples in the market because the AMB 001 Pro is a track-only superbike – inspired by Aston Martin’s unrivaled Valkyrie AMR Pro hypercar, if we may add.
Well, not that you will be able to lay your hands on one because the Aston Martin AMB 001 Pro Track Superbike is strictly limited to a maximum of 88 units and initial orders have already been taken which means it is likely all spoken for. But don’t take our word for it. You can reach out to Aston Martin to confirm the availability. As for the price, it is for you to find out. It wasn’t publicly revealed as far as we know.
The 175-kilogram (386 pounds) superbike is powered by a new 997cc water-cooled DOHC 88° V-twin four-stroke engine that is 25% more power than its predecessor, at 225 horsepower, and mated to a 6-speed gearbox. That results in a power-to-weight ratio of 1.28 hp/kg, rivaling that of a Formula 1 car.
The engine is CNC-machined from AL 5000 solid billet and it has a CNC aluminum frame with a structural and carbon fiber body. CNC-machined aluminum does not stop there. It can also be found on the suspension as well as the crankcase. Also, carbon fiber can be found on the front wheel too.
Finally, it is fitted with a chemical-etched aluminum Aston Martin ‘lacewing’ badge designed for the Aston Martin Valkyrie program that is 99.4% lighter than the regular enamel badge and just 70 microns thick, or about 30% thinner than a human hair.
The Aston Martin AMB 001 Pro Track Superbike will be hand-built at the Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France. First deliveries are expected to commence in Q4 2023.
P.S. There is an interest in the pre-order page on Brough Superior website. Not sure if it is still valid, though.
All images courtesy of Aston Martin.