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Author Topic: New Brough Superiors being made  (Read 1510 times)

Eamon

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New Brough Superiors being made
« on: August 17, 2009, 06:28:57 PM »
There is a new company making Brough Superior replicas.  They are making it to in two different trims, at least for it's unveiling.  I'm sure that they will be ungodly expensive, like the originals were in their time, but it's pretty cool all the same.  Here's more about it at this link:

http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-brough-superior-launch-at-pebble.html





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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 07:07:58 PM »
Those bikes in the photos look like originals.



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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 07:15:07 PM »
But will it cruise all day on the interstate highway at 70mph with a sidecar on it?

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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 07:16:55 PM »
Those bikes in the photos look like originals.

I second that,  I don't remember seeing a more true-to-the-original renditions of a bike.

Thanks for the link Eamon.
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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 07:50:51 PM »
I second that,  I don't remember seeing a more true-to-the-original renditions of a bike.


No, I mean they really look like originals. They appear to have 75 years of scuffs and scratches on them. They don't look like replicas. It looks like they used photos of the real thing on that blog.

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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 07:54:15 PM »
Thanks for the update Eamon.

 I was wondering what progress has been made since reading about it in issue #217 of Classic Bike Guide.
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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 09:19:41 PM »
I think the blog I linked to (the Vintagent) will have more pictures soon.  Looks pretty nice. doesn't it?  Oh well, it's not like I could ever afford one, but drooling is fun (well embarassing, really, but I'm doing it anyway)!

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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 09:23:56 PM »
Thanks a lot pal, where am I going to get the money for that! :D
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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 09:28:33 PM »
No, I mean they really look like originals. They appear to have 75 years of scuffs and scratches on them. They don't look like replicas. It looks like they used photos of the real thing on that blog.

Hmm... I notice in reading about the event that they are displaying two new bikes, but also auctioning off two originals.  Maybe those pictures are the originals?  In any case, I expect more info and pictures will be revealed soon.
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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 09:34:36 PM »
3 articles on RE on that blog too.
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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2009, 09:52:37 PM »
I can't find the video bit that Jay Leno did on his Brough Suprior. :-[
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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009, 10:04:25 PM »
Didja get a look at the exposed valve gear?

Valve stems, valve springs, and rockers all exposed to the open atmosphere.
No covers. :o

Some old bikes of that era didn't even have valve oilers. You stopped periodically, and got out your oil can, and squirted some oil on the valves and rockers!
I guess maybe wiped the road grunge off them too.
Yikes!

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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009, 10:06:43 PM »
  Now all we need is for someone to remake the Vincent Black Knight.  I want one of these also.  Can almost bet these will go for better than $50K.  So many nice bikes so little funding.  Will.
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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2009, 11:16:54 PM »
I can't find the video bit that Jay Leno did on his Brough Suprior. :-[


Here it is:
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/BroughSuperior_shell.shtml
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Re: New Brough Superiors being made
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2009, 12:06:58 AM »

Some old bikes of that era didn't even have valve oilers. You stopped periodically, and got out your oil can, and squirted some oil on the valves and rockers!
I guess maybe wiped the road grunge off them too.
Yikes!

Beeeauuutiful bikes, though!
I would LOVE to have one!
One of the nicest bikes of all time, IMO.

One thing I remembered when reading this post is that, it seems to me that when we came back from riding our 50's era bikes, with their smoke and leaks, we tended to smell of smoke and oil.  Or is that my imagination?

Seems you rode a bike and you smelled like you rode a bike.
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