Writer, spy, adventurer and British officer, Thomas Edward Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia, is one of England's most famous men. David Lean's film contributes to his legend.
The film opens on an SS100 from Brough Superior. A man walks up to her and prepares her. He puts on his glasses, climb on her and go away in the English countryside. The SS100's engine purrs and the driver smile as he accelerates. Suddenly, at the end of the bend, he is in front of two cyclists, Lawrence of Arabia turn the handlebars, but the accident is inescapable. The scene ends with the glasses attached to a branch, with the SS100's rear wheel turning in a vacuum.
T.E. Lawrence died 6 days later. Great lover of luxury motorcycles, he had acquired 7 SS100s from BS. He had a real attachment to them and named them Georges 1 to 7 in tribute to Georges Brough.
A legendary man on his mythical moto, driving towards the horizon forever.
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you want, you do what you imagine and finally you create what you want.
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, essayist and screenwriter. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. Passionate about Brough Superior, father figure for T.E. Lawrence, he introduced him to BS motorcycles and bought him the SS100, Georges VI, in the 1930s. The two men exchanged intense correspondence and T.E. Lawrence served as inspiration for his characters on several occasions.
Among the contemporary and famous admirers of the Brough Superior, Jay Leno is undoubtedly the greatest. He is a famous late show presenter, he hosted the talk show The Tonight Show from 1994 to 2014 on NBC, as well as his show, The Jay Leno Show, from 2009 to 2010 on the same channel.
Jay's not the black leather and bad boy type. No, as a fine connoisseur, he likes the finesse and sophistication of the European style motorcycle and more particularly those produced during the 1920-30 period. He explains his love of Brough by the fact that this brand represented excellence in the service of a certain elite. The perfect combination of performance and quality in finishes.
The brand's best ambassador in the United States has 6 SS100s and will receive the first official BS delivery across the Atlantic since the brand's rebirth.