Brough Superior Moto2 Racer On Jay Leno's Garage + Video

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

In November of 2013, I was very fortunate to get the chance to test the Taylormade/Brough Superior Moto2 racer in Las Vegas. The bike is a technical marvel, though unfortunately suspension problems meant I had limited time to properly test it. Still, that doesn’t take away from the clever engineering that went into its design. In this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the two men responsible for bringing it to life, Paul Taylor and John Keogh, explain to Jay just what’s involved in making a one-off grand prix racebike.

The main talking point is the carbon fiber, fully monocoque chassis, which the three guys talk about at great length. They spend so much time talking about it because it really is the central focal point of the motorcycle. From there both front and rear suspension can then be discussed. And there’s quite a bit to talk about, as the front is a wishbone design and the rear swingarm is entirely carbon fiber. Factor in the under-seat radiator and the giant duct at the nose of the bike to feed it air and you have just a few of the many angles by which to discuss the Taylormade/Brough Superior Moto2 racer.

Catch the discussion below.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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