Brough Superior Motorcycles
Above photos: An early Brough Superior Motorcycle near Brough Village (top left); and a new Brough Superior SS100 Traditional Motorcycle (top right) advertised for sale in 2017.
"Brough Superior motorcycles...were made by George Brough in his Brough Superior works on Haydn Road in Nottingham, England, from 1919 to 1940. They were dubbed the "Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles" by H. D. Teague of The Motor Cycle newspaper. Approximately 3,048 examples of 19 models were made in 21 years of production; around 1/3 of that production total still exist."
From Moto Corsa (2017):
"Brough Superior is a legendary marque in the motorcycle world, its products renowned for the highest level of quality, innovation and design. For twenty years the original company, owned by George Brough, created glorious motorcycles, known for their excellent performance and unrivalled engineering. George Brough’s factory closed in 1940 but today Brough Superior is back. In 2013 the re-launched company unveiled plans to build the SS100 MK1, a high performance, luxury motorcycle designed as a 90th anniversary tribute to the most famous Brough Superior model in the company’s illustrious history. The first SS100 MK1 was delivered at the MCN show in London in February 2016 to record breaking racer Eric Patterson. This extraordinary machine has the elegance, style and glamour of the jazz age but is powered by the most up to date, cutting edge components, some handcrafted in the Brough Superior workshop. The 1920s roar into the twenty first century. Each motorcycle is made to order. There is a choice of three finishes and a number of options including optional wheels, handle bars, footrests and seats. Refer to the brochure for further details."