Aston Martin’s first-ever motorbike has begun dynamic testing forward of the beginning of deliveries on the finish of 2020.
Going by the complete identify of ‘AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior’, the limited-edition high-performance bike just lately took to the observe at Pau-Arnos in France to start out its testing program.
Sporting the traditional Aston Martin Camo livery, the AMB 001 check mule accomplished its first observe check, which is important for a motorbike designed and engineered for the race observe.
Prototype testing is among the most important components of the event course of, as a check motorbike permits the crew to validate the chassis geometry, the ergonomics and dynamic habits. Following the check, Brough Superior’s check rider provided suggestions on all areas of efficiency, from the general dynamic really feel of the bike to particulars concerning cornering, braking, and acceleration.
Whereas observe testing focuses on the chassis, engine bench testing takes place in parallel. The AMB 001 packs a turbocharged V-twin engine with an output of 180 hp, which is exclusive for a serial manufacturing bike. The turbo bundle contains an intercooler, with the putting outsized consumption manifold giving the V-twin a supercar engine look.
“This particular motorbike is, like our street automobiles, the results of lovely design melding with fashionable know-how to supply a motorbike that any collector will probably be happy with,” stated Aston Martin Government Vice President and Chief Inventive Officer, Marek Reichman. “We’re delighted to see how a lot progress has been made, each on and off observe and stay up for the second when manufacturing begins for this beautiful machine,” he added.
As soon as the testing course of is full, the AMB 001 will enter manufacturing this autumn on the Brough Superior manufacturing unit in Toulouse, France. Strictly restricted to 100 examples, the unique bike is priced at €108,000 (roughly $122,000), together with 20% VAT.