The cloak is off the Dagger as Brough Superior reveal latest V-twin

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Luxury V-twin masters Brough Superior are expanding their road legal line-up for 2023 with a new Dagger roadster revealed at this year’s Milan show.

Built in their Saint-Jean factory, near Toulouse, the 997cc V-twin naked joins the firm’s Lawrence line-up, which pays tribute to their most famous rider T.E. Lawrence.

It follows on from the first Lawrence model released in 2020 and the scrambler-styled Lawrence Nefud that arrived in 2021.

The circa 101bhp Euro5 motor is sandwiched in a machined titanium frame, which bolts to a titanium subframe.

The engine itself has been refreshed, for a claimed increased in power and torque, with an underslung two-into-one exhaust system exiting behind the minimal bellypan.

This is unlike the rest of the Lawrence range that enjoys twin-exit high-mounted pipes of varying styles.

Above this bellypan lies a bulbous blacked-out radiator, shared with the turbocharged AMB 001 track-only superbike which was developed in tandem with Aston Martin.

This is all suspended from the ground via a double wishbone front fork set-up, complete with a preload and rebound adjustable shock, again produced in CNC machined aluminium.

At the rear of the bike, you’ll find a double-sided swingarm completed in the same material – again featuring a preload and rebound-adjustable shock.

Moving on from the chassis, the minimalistic jagged bodywork is said to be inspired by the blade used by T.E. Lawrence and comes finished in black, with lashings of chrome on the twin-cylinder engine and understated gold finishes on the logos, and 17in rims.

These sizes allow for a broader selection of road-focused rubber and set it apart from the rest of the Lawrence range that adopt a 19in front and 17in rear.  

On top of this, Brough say the geometry – including a 24.6-degree head angle – and revised curved handlebars help make the Dagger feel lighter on its feet than the rest of the range.

The French firm also promise a 50/50 weight distribution, with the bike weighing in at a claimed 200kg.

Away from the handling, there’s also seven-spoke machined aluminium wheels, with stopping power provided by Beringer radial calipers at the front and rear. These bite on to Beringer stainless steel discs – twin 320mm rotors up front and a single 230mm at the rear.

What’s the catch, you might ask? It comes in at a frankly eye-watering €57,417, excluding VAT and transportation.