The legend of Lawrence of Arabia and his Brough motorcycles
Who was this famous motorcyclist?
Writer, spy, archeologist, British officer and famous motorcyclist
Lawrence of Arabia and motorcycles - a passionate story from cradle to grave! Colonel Lawrence was a writer, spy, archaeologist, British officer and motorcycle enthusiast, but above all, an adventurer at heart. Better known as Lawrence of Arabia, the famous motorcyclist was a controversial yet celebrated man of many facets.
Lawrence of Arabia, George Brough and his legendary motorcycles
T.E. Lawrence was the proud owner of seven Brough Superior motorcycles, including four SS100s. George Brough and Thomas Edward Lawrence were long-time friends and "motorcycle confreres." He named his motorcycles after his loyal friend George Brough – dubbing them George I to George VII!
Lawrence of Arabia’s Brough motorcycle becomes a legend
The British Army Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence died in 1935 at the age of 46. He was fatally injured riding his Brough Superior motorcycle at high speeds through the English countryside when he swerved to avoid two boys on bikes. This was the end of the road for Lawrence of Arabia’s motorcycle but it also marked a place in history for this Brough racing motorcycle. T.E. Lawrence was arguably one of the most famous gentleman adventurers of his time. To this day, his thirst for exploration still inspires Brough Superior to design and build upon this legendary motorcycle model.
An homage to this famous motorcyclist
An engineering tribute of prestige
Lawrence of Arabia’s legendary motorcycle has been revived and is revolutionizing the luxury motorcycle industry. As a tribute to Thomas Edward Lawrence, the luxury motorcycle brand has created a limited-edition series: entitled Lawrence. The objective? To bring Lawrence’s motorcycle into the 21st century by creating a modern evocation of his Brough Superior motorcycle that incorporates all of the technical aspects that comply with today’s safety regulations while remaining faithful to its original classic and retro design. This contemporary model is handcrafted using only the finest materials (titanium, aerospace alloys, etc.) and employs unparalleled state-of-the-art design (carbon structural steel, four-disc brake systems, etc.). All of the engineers and artisans employed at Brough are carefully selected for their expertise and skilled knowledge. It is no wonder why the circle of Brough owners continues to grow.
More than a collector’s item, an investment
This legendary motorcycle is built entirely by hand in the brand’s workshops based in Toulouse, France by the industry’s most skilled craftsmen selected to bring the highest level of expertise to each stage of manufacturing. The brand decided to make Toulouse its helm of production due to the fact that it is the historic site of the French aeronautics and space industry.
The Lawrence set out to achieve a new benchmark in the performance adventure category as evidenced by the growing number of Lawrence owners. At 66,000 euros, this work of mechanical art was produced in an ultra-limited series – only 188 models were created in memory of Lawrence of Arabia’s year of birth, 1888. This legendary motorcycle is among the most expensive in the world, representing an enduring investment designed for passionate riders that are ready to join the elite of Brough owners.