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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.

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BROUGH SUPERIOR SS100 2016 - Present

BROUGH SUPERIOR SS100 997

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
-
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