Brough Superior SS80

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1926 SS80

The SS80 (Super Sports) model was developed in 1920, soon after George Brough set up Brough Superior. The SS80's model designation was based on Brough's guarantee that it could reach 80mph. Finished to a standard that put it well beyond the reach of most motorcyclists, the SS80 set out the key features of all Brough Superior models to follow. It was written in period of this model, " Despite the price at which the "SS80 Special" is marketed, I am prepared to guarantee the materials and workmanship throughout this machine to be identical with the remainder of the Brough Superior range, and also justify what "The Motor Cycle" said of the original S.S. 80 model : "The Rolls-Royce of Motor Cycles". It was designed at the request of a large number of B.S. riders, who favor a reliable, silent, side-by-side valve twin, with a performance and price equal to that of the ultra-high-compression OHV single. Experienced riders tell me that this "SS80" is the most charming thing they have ever sat across."

Brough Superior SS80
Also called SS 80
Production 1922
Class Classic
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Manuals Service Manual

The Brough Superior SS80 is a Classic.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear.

1922 - 1940 Brough Superior SS80[edit | edit source]

1922 - 1940 Brough Superior SS80

Powered by J.A.P. or Matchless 1000 cc V-twin engines, all the 1086 units with SS80 name were manufactured from 1922 to 1940.

In Media[edit | edit source]