Brough Superior was known for producing high-quality, hand-built motorcycles that were considered to be the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles in the 1920s and 1930s. The company’s motorcycles were popular among wealthy individuals and were renowned for their speed, reliability, and exceptional handling.
One of the most famous models produced by Brough Motorcycles was the SS100, which was introduced in 1924. The SS100 was capable of reaching speeds of up to 100 mph and was considered to be one of the fastest motorcycles of its time. This model was a favourite among motorcycle enthusiasts and was even ridden by T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia.
In addition to its popularity among wealthy individuals, Brough Superior also had a strong racing heritage. The company’s motorcycles were successful in many races, including at the famous Brooklands banked circuit. Brough Superior also set several speed records and was considered to be a leader in motorcycle innovation and design.
Unfortunately, Brough Superior Motorcycles ceased production in 1940 at the outbreak of World War II.
Today, Brough Superior Motorcycles are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts, and are considered to be a piece of motorcycle history. The legacy of Brough Superior continues to live on and its motorcycles are still admired for their exceptional design, engineering, and performance.
In conclusion, the Superior Brough was a motorcycle that had a rich legacy and continues to be remembered as one of the finest motorcycles ever produced. Its exceptional design, engineering, and performance made it a favourite among wealthy riders, racing enthusiasts, and collectors alike.
The National Motorcycle Museum currently has 1 Brough, and 5 Brough Superior models within its collection, so why not pop and take a browse through our collection of over 1,000 machines…
The NMM is located at B92 0EJ on Coventry Road in Bickenhill, Solihull and is open daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm.