Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
The new Brough Superior SS100 is a wonderful thing and the few lucky people who have the cash available to buy one are going to love it. The fact it’s so well built, so well-resolved is a triumph for such a small outfit. This is the perfect representation of a modern ‘gentleman’s motorcycle’ and the future is bright for the famous Brough Superior brand.
Of all the engineering on this bike it’s the 997cc water-cooled V-twin that really stands out. While so many other small companies opt for an ‘off-the-shelf’ motor from one of the many global suppliers, Brough Superior insisted this bike could only exist if they developed their own motor. Work on the engine has been done by Akira Engineering; the same company that builds the factory Kawasaki engines for the World Superbike riders Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.
The V-twin motor is smooth, tractable yet still willing to rev out. It’s only when leaving it in too high a gear that any piston slap starts to become a problem.
|engine specs||Type:||V-twin four-stroke with four valves per cylinder, and composite chain/gear cam drive||Displacement:||997 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||3.7x2.8 in OR 94 mm||Compression Ratio:||11.1:1||Horsepower:||129/7800 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||89/6400 lb-ft/RPM OR 121/6400 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||Injection|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||6-Speed manual||Clutch:||Wet multiplate||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||Machined titanium frame with fabricated titanium subframe||Front Suspension:||Fior-type cast aluminium wishbone fork with twin articulated titanium triangular links, and Öhlins monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound damping with 120mm travel||Rear Suspension:||Cast aluminium swingarm pivoting in engine crankcases, with Öhlins monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound damping and progressive rate link with 130mm travel||Front Brake:||Double disc 230mm||Rear Brake:||Single disc 230mm|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||86.2 in OR 2189 mm||Overall Width:||28.7 in OR 729 mm||Seat Height:||32.3 in OR 820 mm||Weelbase:||60.6 in OR 1539 mm||Ground Clearance:||-||Weight:||439 lbs OR 199 kg||Fuel Capacity:||4.8 gallons OR 18.2 L|
|tyres specs||Front:||120/70 ZR 18||Rear:||160/60 ZR 18|
|power system specs||Power pack:||-||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||-||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||-|