What kind of motorcycle did TE Lawrence have?

What kind of motorcycle did TE Lawrence have?

Brough Superior
T. E. Lawrence’s seventh Brough Superior, GW 2275, the one on which he had his fatal crash.

How much does a Brough Superior motorcycle cost?

8. 1930 Brough Superior SS100: $542,500 (March 2019, H&H Auctions)

What kind of motorcycle is in the beginning of Lawrence of Arabia?

Brough Superior SS100
The movie starts in the driveway of a cottage in Dorset. A youngish man (Peter O’Toole as Lawrence) readies his motorcycle—a 1935 Brough Superior SS100—and rides off down a narrow country lane.

Where are brough motorcycles made?

Brough Superior – a legendary British brand now built in Toulouse, not Haydn Road, Nottingham when they ceased production in 1940, but don’t let that put you off.

What bike did Lawrence of Arabia died on?

At the age of 46, Lawrence of Arabia was dead. Mourning was international. The New York Times called it a “tragic waste” and speculated that the accident which brought his death had been “unwarranted and perhaps avoidable”. Lawrence had been pitched over his motorcycle, a Brough Superior SS100, near his Dorset home.

How many Brough Superiors are left?

The motorcycle, which was built at a factory in Haydn Road, has a pre-sale price estimate of $350,000 to $400,000 (£213,000 to £244,000). George Brough, who made the bikes from 1924 to 1940, designed them to meet each customer’s requirements. There are thought to be only 71 Brough Superior SS100 models left worldwide.

Who makes the engine for the new Brough Superior?

Boxer Design
The new SS100 has a 997 cc (60.8 cu in) DOHC 88° V-twin engine developed and built with French specialists Akira Engineering of Bayonne that produces 120 hp (89 kW). Produced at Henriette’s Boxer Design factory in Toulouse, France, the new SS100 is hand built.

Who died on a Brough Superior?

Lawrence of Arabia

How fast is a Brough Superior?

100 mph
WORLD SPEED RECORD HOLDER: BROUGH SUPERIOR “BABY PENDINE” George Brough introduced the SS100 in 1924, the name stands for Super Sport and the 100 is a reference to the motorcycle’s top speed – a guaranteed 100 mph.

Is Lawrence of Arabia historically accurate?

However, overall the movie is faithful to the one key primary source, Lawrence’s own memoir. And a lot of the little scenes are accurate, like the scene where a British medical officer enters an Arab hospital and denounces Arabs as savages and slaps Lawrence, who’s dressed as an Arab.