A Brief History of the Marque
George Brough learned the trade from his father who produced Brough motorcycles, and went on to build and race machines which were the finest (and most expensive) machines of the day. Most famous of BS owners was Lawrence of Arabia who owned seven and rode them like there was no tomorrow - until there was.
Brough Superior used engines by JAP and Matchless, among others, and also produced some quite remarkable designs of their own.
The rights to the BS name in several countries (but not the US) were advertised for auction in May 2007.
"After the war it became a venue for motorcycle speed trials. At one event in 1923, George Brough, a prominent designer, manufacturer, and racer was riding his famous SS100 in the standing start half mile. He was doing 110 m.p.h when the front tyre burst, George crossed the line in a cloud of dust and stones a few lengths behind the bike. In May 1924, in front of a crowd of 12 to 15 thousand, world famous riders raced. The highlight of the day was the 111.1 m.p.h achieved by Bert Le Vack, 8 miles faster than the previous timed record for a British road. Brough Machines continued to be tested at Clipstone..." https://kingsclipstone.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/kc-history-guide-a5-pagescompact1.pdf
Tue Feb 28 2017
richard at fell.com
Brough Superior 1939 SS100
I am researching bikes from the 1930's that my grandfather made whilst working for George Brough in Nottingham during the 1930's. Do you have any frame number details for FAU836 so that I confirm that he made this bike from his diary records ?
Recommend contacting one of the BS specialist clubs for that.
Sun Jul 17 2016
JAP JTOR shop drawings
I love your site and all the great info you publish. I have started a Brough Superior SS100 replica. I am beginning with the engine. Because I can not find an original JAP JTOR, and can not afford a Cameron's reproduction, I must machine one myself. Do you have, or do you know of a source for, shop drawings for a JAP JTOR?
Sun Jun 26 2016
mbmurphy at clear.net.nz
Brough Superior SS100
I have attached a pdf of a photo of BS SS100 ETV 951 taken in 1950. The rider, who is now 92 and living in NZ, says that he built the bike out of spare parts at the factory after WW2 while working for George Brough making RR Merlin camshafts. Brough ordered that Matchless engine for him. He says that he also finished an incomplete 3-wheeler. If this is the case, both machines are likely to be the last of their type ever built.
Sat Jun 29 2013
For sale rare 1936 Brough Superior SS80. From our private collection of British vintage motorcycles in U.K. In both showroom condition and excellent working order.
The previous owner had extensive restoration by specialists. History and invoices, documents etc. supplied with Brough. For full information including photos please email me.
Registration no. CYR 489
Frame no. M8/1658
Engine no. BS/X 4640
The Brough provides an example that is in showroom condition and excellent mechanical condition. If I can help you further please let me know.
BROUGH SUPERIOR SS80
Current vendor purchased machine in 1999 from previous owner who had owned it since 1974 and been responsible for its restoration (notes in file). Also purchase receipt. Under previous ownership machine appeared at the Brough’s Club annual rally (photos in file). Old style continuation log book (1974), sundry invoices, Brough Superior Club range brochure and instruction book. Three old MOTS and Swansea V5 document.
Mon Mar 05 2012
darrallcross15<at>msn dot com
garage find bough ss80 1938 any ideas of approx value
Wed Apr 21 2010
deneon.ellis<at>gmail dot com
Brough Superior ss100
please may i have a more detailed logo of the SS100
SA KZN Scottburgh
Mon Dec 14 2009
rafaelalmeida98 at at hotmail dot com
brough for sell
brough superior 11/ 50
I am from portugal, and i am looking for a brough SS 100 .
Did you know anything bout this or a link where i can see any one for sell ?
Many thanks fior your time
Kings regards from Portugal
Thu Jan 10 2008
infoat at sidecar.it
Brough Superior SS 100
I am looking for a 1935 Brough Superior SS 100. Can you help me?
Fri Oct 05 2007
henry.cohenat at fcenergy dot com
I need a Brough!
I would like to purchase an SS100. Any suggestions how to even get started?
Sept 2nd 2007
ronaldhullat at btinternet dot com
Images of Ronald Hull's remarkable Mk1 below. He is looking for a set or just parts of 1920/24 Brampton/Druid or Montgomery leaf spring forks.
Mon Aug 13 2007
brufsupat at aol dot com
Brough Superior SS100's
Hello, I was lucky enough to buy a bare 1932 original SS100 sprung frame in Aus (Australia, most likely. Ed) four years ago. I'm still looking for parts to try to complete it. Anyone got any bits ? I have some swaps. Nick.
6th May 2007
subject: Brough Superior
orralby2at at netbay.com.au
message: i met a man named george around about 1957 in kilburn london nw6 he had a brough superior covered up fitted with a sidecar.he was in his seventys then.i can still rember how big it was.
Mon Mar 26 2007
rlproductions at at hetnet.nl
Brough Superior documentary
Hi, check out my website and documentary on Broughs.
Perhaps a nice link on your site?
Attached are some photographs, My Brough is in bits at the moment, installing a new camshaft and valves.
LR 7 is yours truly with 1924 SS80, TEL's third Brough.
LR631 is a close up of a 1938 SS100
The photo's are stills from the documentary.
subject: brough superior 750 spring frame
Email: supagrind at at bigpond.com.au
message: Hi know a guy who owns this bike believed to be the only one of its type in the world . Have you any knowledge on this bike .
Sat Aug 26 2006
navilumitus at at yahoo.co.uk
Owning a Brough
Over the last few years i have become more and more interested in older motorcycles and i would give my right arm to own one of these.
Its not everyday you see your name on a machine like this.
Thank you for letting me comment,
Mr M. BROUGH
Fri Aug 18 2006
minnes-w at at bigpond.net.au
I have been offered a 1938 1150 sprung hub in good original unrestored condition (not ex police) and am curious as to your impression of the value?
Mon Jul 24 2006
tim at strategicbrokers
Are you aware of anyone in australia that has a Brough or is looking to sell
Fri Jun 16 2006
agasbarr at at une.edu.au
What would be the price range for a SS100 Brough Superior in good condition, and how available are they.
I used to own three. Two 1150's and one SS-80 with a Matchless motor. I sold all three to Ray "Sonny" McDonnell in California, the last about 15 years ago. One of the 1150's was Albert Wallis' first Brough, and he had welded gussets to reinforce the forks.
Frank Smith (Zenith owner)
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