Brough Superior Presents the Lawrence Leaping Lena Sidecar Motorcycle
In 1932, an Australian by the name of Alan Bruce set a record in Vienna, becoming the first man to break the 200 km/h speed record for sidecar motorcycles. He was driving a Brough Superior sidecar with a 1000 JAP engine named Leaping Lena. The sidecar was fitted with a 65 kg ballast in lieu of a passenger. In fact, this modern version of the Brough Superior sidecar draws influence from the 1930s. Remy Lavernhe - designer at the brand’s Toulouse-based headquarters - was inspired by the Belle Epoque style and drafted the sidecar with an elegant Art Deco silhouette. His blueprints were then passed on to Eric, our "metal and welding wizard," who brought the design to fruition with a titanium subframe and a body structure made of aluminum sheets. It took more than 120 hours to create this bespoke race-inspired and refined sidecar - a perfect aesthetic expression of its owner, who came to Toulouse to give his stamp of approval on the project.