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Motorcycle: Brough Superior SS80 BJ 1938

Broughs Superior Motorcycles - also known as the "Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles" - were handcrafted between 1919 and 1940 by British racing and design engineer George Brough in a small factory in Nottingham, England.

The most well-known models were the Superior SS80 and the SS100 with up to 70 HP - in 1924 the SS100 already reached a maximum speed of more than 160 km / h!

These crazy for the then road conditions speeds fueled the sale of these machines immense, it has quickly found its loyal and fanatical followers who bought more than 3000 pieces of these machines.

Built since 1922 Brough Superior was delivered with a certificate that the machine could reach at least 80 mph (129 km / h). In addition to the speed of all Brough motorcycles were also known for their quality craftsmanship - Broughs machines were traded as the best-processed motorcycles at that time. Brough used mainly large-volume V-twin-cylinder built-in motors from J.A.P. one whose performance he additionally reinforced.

Orson Wells had a Brough Superior SS100, the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw bought several machines in stock.  In 1935, the British soldier and writer T. E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia", died on one of his seven Brough Superiors.

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