The AMB 001 motorcycle, jointly developed by Aston Martin and Brough Superior, has begun its testing program, turning laps at the Pau-Arnos circuit in France. Production of the bike will be limited to just 100 units, and despite the troubles of recent months, work on the project has continued.
Aston Martin noted that prototype testing is one of the most vital parts of the development process, with a test motorcycle allowing the team to validate the chassis geometry, the ergonomics and dynamic behavior. It also stated that, while the focus of the track testing is directed at the chassis, engine bench testing takes place in parallel to streamline the development process.
The AMB 001 is an interesting proposition from an engine perspective, as it features a turbo-charged V-twin with an output of 180hp, something Aston Martin and Brough pointes out is unique for a current, serial production motorcycle.