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Brough Superior Classic Bikes

William Brough, who founded the firm in 1911, was a mining engineer who made sturdy motorcycles from raw materials and favoured flat twins. When his son George came into the business he soon became impatient with his father's old-fashioned designs and methods and broke away in 1921 to build high-quality motorcycles from bought-in parts using V-twin engines.

The most famous of these was the SS100 (T W Lawrence was riding one of these when he was killed in 1935). The company failed to survive the Second World War. Brough Superior history.

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Brough Superior Superior Engined Four 1932 Brough Superior Austin Engined Four
1932 Brough Brough 1932
  • Engine - 800cc, Austin water-cooled four-cylinder
  • Unusual feature - twin rear wheels
  • Launched - 1932
  • Brough Superior Goldern Dream 1939 Brough Superior Golden Dream
    Brough Superior SS80 - Late Season 1936 model Brough SS80
  • Engine - 1000 cc, four stroke v-twin
  • Starting - Kick
  • Gears - 4 (foot)
  • Top Speed - 80 mph
  • Norton International gearbox
  • Brough Superior SS100 1932 Brough Superior SS100 Brough Superior SS100
    Brough Superior SS100 - 1925 Brough Superior SS100C
  • Engine - 998cc, 50 degree V-twin ohv four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke - 85.5 x 86 mm
  • Launched - 1924-1939
  • Carburettor - Binks
  • Weight - 300lb
  • Power - 45bhp
  • Top Speed - 100 mph
  • Brough Superior Model SS100 1939 Brough Superior Model SS100