The limited edition model pays homage to the brand’s biggest fan, TE Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia.
The Brough Superior Lawrence is a tribute to TE Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia
Iconic British motorcycle brand Brough Superior, known as the Rolls Royce of motorcycles, is back with a brand new motorcycle. The now-based brand in France released its latest model, the Lawrence, named after one of the brand’s most famous fans, Thomas Edward Lawrence, who owned seven Brough Superior motorcycles in his day. The new model is expensive, flashy, and the design is a mix of nostalgia and modern technology. The name, of course, comes from TE Lawrence, the British soldier and author who ultimately met an untimely death when he crashed into one of his own Brough Superior motorcycles.
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The new Lawrence model features a liquid-cooled, liquid-cooled, DOHC 88-degree V-twin engine with a displacement of 997 cc and an output of 102 hp and 84 Nm of torque. Priced at around $ 80,000 (almost 58.63 lakh), the Lawrence isn’t affordable and sports a more drastic design than downright good-looking. Nonetheless, with a new carbon fiber bodywork, titanium frame, titanium subframe, CNC machined fork from aluminum and titanium links, and cast aluminum swingarm, the Lawrence stands out. boasts a number of premium components, including a single-shock suspension at both ends. The braking system consists of two 320mm discs at the front and a single 230mm disc on the rear wheel.
The style, ergonomics and shape of the Lawrence mark a clear departure from the classic designs of Brough Superior. The overall design is a bit hit and miss, not quite here, and not quite there. But Brough Superior is still hoping the new Lawrence will grab some attention. Only 188 copies of the Lawrence will be manufactured, in homage to the year of birth of TE Lawrence, 1888. Although the Lawrence retains a long and low stance, it still marks a difference from the rest of the Brough Superior range. modern.
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