MotoGP » Moto2: Brough Superior to wild-card at Silverstone


“I'm sure George Brough and TE Lawrence will be watching from on high and cheering Luke Mossey on as his namesake rolls out in front of the British MotoGP fans.”

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Yossarian

July 16, 2014 10:41 AM

Lancsman: Its not a Brough superior really is it? Its a modern bike with a jap engine and an old name. It means nothing, just like Norton at the TT with its aprilla engine. It will be all over priced b***ocks.

the original bikes used jap engines

Lancsman

July 16, 2014 9:48 AM

Its not a Brough superior really is it? Its a modern bike with a jap engine and an old name. It means nothing, just like Norton at the TT with its aprilla engine. It will be all over priced b***ocks.

mrfill

July 16, 2014 1:34 PM
Last Edited 93 days ago

Yossarian:
Lancsman: Its not a Brough superior really is it? Its a modern bike with a jap engine and an old name. It means nothing, just like Norton at the TT with its aprilla engine. It will be all over priced b***ocks.

the original bikes used jap engines


errr... they were made by J A Prestwich of Tottenham (JAP), not any Japanese company.

DBL

July 16, 2014 10:50 AM
Last Edited 96 days ago

Yossarian:
Lancsman: Its not a Brough superior really is it? Its a modern bike with a jap engine and an old name. It means nothing, just like Norton at the TT with its aprilla engine. It will be all over priced b***ocks.

the original bikes used jap engines


Exactly, they were always bespoke builders, they also used Matchless engines and even a modified Austin 7 engine. No different to any custom bike builder then or today.

And their cars were the same too, they used Lincoln and Hudson engines and they even used Hudson chassis making just the body themselves.

Lancsman how can you say it's not a Brough Superior? Is it because it doesn't look like the 1920s bike? I don't think a 1920s bike would too well in Moto2 even if it did pass the technical regulations for performance and safety.

BikeWatch

July 16, 2014 11:23 AM

Before anybody else claims this bike is nothing special, or just another bike with a retro badge, check out the video on 'Jay Leno's Garage' YouTube channel where the designers talk Jay through the bike. It's certainly something a bit different and innovative, which is what the Brough name was about.

V4Poweeeer

July 16, 2014 10:40 AM

"Its not a Brough superior really is it? Its a modern bike with a jap engine and an old name. It means nothing, just like Norton at the TT with its aprilla engine. It will be all over priced b***ocks."

Have to agree with this sadly though. British manufacturing will never be what it once was though you can't bag on Norton their goal is obviously to use their own engine eventually but you have to admire their is even anybody willing to dump money into such a project.

I do agree this is a gimmick more than anything their was a french built bike on the grid at Le Man that used some interesting tech and still qualified despite not even using conventional front suspension now that wasn't a gimmick loke this appears to be.

Ducatisti1982

July 16, 2014 12:50 PM

Lancsman: Its not a Brough superior really is it? Its a modern bike with a jap engine and an old name. It means nothing, just like Norton at the TT with its aprilla engine. It will be all over priced b***ocks.


I guess you would prefer them to run a steel tube frame with V-Twin engine over head valves and spoked wheels???? FFS get a grip, Mototgp is one of the biggest shop windows in the world! we live in a world where companies are bought and sold internationally all the time, rolls royce, mini, ducati...... i dont see the issue, if it keeps the name going, even just as that, a name its a good this! If people didnt try to revive marques such as this, the stories and milestones they reached would be lost in the sands of time.

Ducatisti1982

July 16, 2014 11:44 AM

This is the best news I have heard all summer! I've been following the story of this bike since it was first mentioned and am really immpressed to see a team go for something radical and new in the Moto2 class! the whole standard engine and ECU but open rules on chassis and suspension was designed to push the envelope in Moto2, and aside from the Bimota Tesi style hub steer effort, ( that went nowhere!) every team has stuck to the stayed and boring, twin spar box section approach.

Also saw luke race in Superstock 600 - 2009 I think - he won at Cadwell if memory serves corrrect, Top class rider so should go well at silverstone!


Bring on the British!

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