CNC machined engine moves into production
Brough Superior has taken a new step in its development by allowing its customers to opt for the new CNC machined engine instead of the traditional foundry block. For several months now, Brough Superior has been running a production line at its Toulouse plant for engines manufactured using its new 5-axis machining unit, alongside the assembly of traditional engines.
"The first deliveries took place in April, and they concern both new sales and bikes that were already on our order backlog. We offer this solution to our customers as an additional option", explains Albert Castaigne, General Manager of Brough Superior Motorcycles. The architecture and displacement of the 997cc engine remain unchanged.
Developed for the production needs of the new Aston Martin AMB 001 Pro, the CNC machined engine fits perfectly into the new Dagger or Lawrence models, but can also be used in the classic range, if the design of the CNC machined block suits the buyer’s taste. The twin-cylinder engine is also lighter, stiffer and a little more powerful, which might please some customers who are keen on the dynamic qualities of their unique machine.
On the left, the new engine machined at Brough Superior from two aluminium blocks, on the right the traditional twin-cylinder engine from the foundry.