Lawrence of Arabia’s famous bike reborn in France

TE Lawrence with his 1927 SS100

A famous British brand has been brought back to life at what is now France’s only motorcycle-making firm

 A French luxury motorbike company has created an updated handbuilt version of “the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles” made famous by Lawrence of Arabia.

British-made Brough Superior bikes were never turned out in large numbers and were expensive, but their riders and owners included TE Lawrence and George Bernard Shaw.

Lawrence (“of Arabia”) owned eight Broughs successively, all but one being versions of the Brough Superior SS (“Super Sports”) 100, the company’s most famous model.

The new SS100

He named all his SS100s “George”  and was riding “George VII” when he died in Dorset in 1935 while trying to avoid two ...

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