It tips the scales at just 386 pounds, making it as agile as a modern Formula One car.
Aston Martin is following up its successful and highly limited AMB 001 superbike with a Pro edition which strongly draws inspiration from the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro hypercar. Like the previous model launched in 2019, the Pro will be built in conjunction with Brough Superior and focus more on track use.
This time around, the dual-cylinder 997cc engine has had its power output increase to 225 horsepower, reflecting a 25% increase over the previous model. With a dry weight of just 386 pounds, it bears a similar power-to-weight ratio to a modern Formula 1 car. Keeping things exclusive, Aston Martin confirms that it will only assemble 88 of these curious creations. All of these are likely to sell out, just like the 100 units of the AMB 001.
Aston Martin explains that with the Pro, it applied learnings from the AMB 001's development process to up its ability on the track. The considerable increase in power was produced by a CNC-machined block from an AL 5000 solid billet. With this material, it was able to improve the engine design's stiffness. The use of wet cylinder liners means the engine cooling has also improved.
Considering it bears the Pro badge, downforce was also increased by applying a redesigned front spoiler and side wings. The front cowl has also been permanently fixed to the body so that the front end can stick to the surface better at speed. Keeping the bike smooth through resistant winds is a tunnel effect air blade that flows over the rider from the front intake and over through the windshield. The rear fin provides further stability down the straights and through corners.
The AMB 001 Pro is only being sold in one specification which features the brand's Verdant Jade paint coupled with satin carbon fiber and black Cerakote used for the engine and suspension. Photon Lime elements used on other AMR Pro cars are applied here to round off the track-focused theme.
Reducing the overall mass of the bike down to the aforementioned dry weight figure required the design team to shave as many components down as possible. This includes having the iconic lacewing badge made with chemically etched aluminum, making it 99.4% lighter than the usual enamel badge. The 70 microns used for this are 30% thinner than a human hair. You'll find this stuck to the nose of the cowl and gas tank.
Aston Martin has already opened up the order books for its limited bike, which will be hand-built at Brough Superior factory in Toulouse, France. The price has not been disclosed, but we can be sure it'll cost more than the standard AMB 001's $120,000 price tag. First deliveries are expected to commence by the fourth quarter of next year. Brough Superior hasn't been in the bike game for a long time, despite having started operations in 1919. It was forced to end operations in 1940 but was relaunched in 2013 thanks to renowned motorcycle designer Thierry Henriette.
If there is one thing about bikes tied to luxury manufacturers, demand will always be high. One such example of this is the Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini revealed a few months ago, which takes the form of a two-wheel tribute to the Huracan STO. With the rise of electromobility, most manufacturers are currently investing in eBikes which appear to be more affordable and somewhat less limited, so this intense two-wheeler is a true joy to see.