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  • Brough Superior - revival of a legend

    Brough Superior: Brough Superior

    Well, this is a street bike I would love to own - just look at it!

  • #2
    They chose an 88 degree V configuration?
    How come?



    S.
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    • #3
      I'm a big fan of the original Brough's but sorry - I just can't see it. I think it's quite ugly.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sprint View Post
        They chose an 88 degree V configuration?
        How come?


        S.
        Because they used a leftover British Leyland square when designing the engine?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sprint View Post
          They chose an 88 degree V configuration?
          How come?



          S.
          My guess is they wanted to keep the original look of the Brough but with a bit more ground clearance. The length of those cylinders would have been dictating a lot.
          If they did the Ducati thing and rolled it forward they would lose that look and also the rear cylinder height would become an issue.
          Reasonable first try at one of my favourite bikes of all time.
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          • #6
            what supposedly makes it a brough superior ?

            because it is not,

            are they the same mob who did the brough superior reproductions and wanted 250k for them.?
            National pride should not be a crime!.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sprint View Post
              They chose an 88 degree V configuration?
              How come?
              Looking at the overall design of the bike, it's because the whole thing is an exercise in appearance over function.
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              • #8
                I just can't see how buying the name of an extinct motorcycle, "designing" something that steals most of its styling cues from an 80 year old bike makes it a "classic". Worse, why would anyone pay actual money for it? They'd be getting ripped off or just plain stupid if they thought they were buying an actual Brough Superior.

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                • #9
                  FAIL

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                  • #10
                    The new one is an acquired taste, me thinks.
                    As a classic I still prefer the T.E. Lawrence model.

                    But, go for it. The more bike manufacturers out there the better. $250k might be just a tad rich for myself.

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                    • #11
                      90 years Research and development and that's the best they can come up with?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Old frt View Post
                        90 years Research and development and that's the best they can come up with?
                        They're pacing themselves?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GreenMeanie View Post
                          $250k might be just a tad rich for myself.
                          fuck.....? what?
                          Originally posted by SIR sparks a lot
                          remember opinions are like assholes everybody will have one
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by acdcfan View Post
                            fuck.....? what?
                            MADOGA says the reproductions where $250K.
                            Hopefully the new retros might not be that much. Otherwise they are targeting a niche group.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GreenMeanie View Post
                              MADOGA says the reproductions where $250K.
                              Hopefully the new retros might not be that much. Otherwise they are targeting a niche group.
                              I think I read somewhere around the EUR 50k mark - so something like $70-80k... Too much for me! (even though it does have twin double disk front brakes out of some fancy material and a titanium frame...)

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