Editor’s note: Welcome to National Treasures, where we’ll be featuring many of the amazing vintage motorcycles on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. Of course, nothing beats viewing the museum’s amazing vintage motorcycle collection with your own eyes, so be sure to visit the National Motorcycle Museum website and plan your trip today.
1927 Brough Superior Pendine SS100.
This 1927 Brough Superior Pendine SS100 is one of several Brough's on display at the National Motorcycle Museum. Brough Superior motorcycles were produced in the U.K. from 1919 to 1940. The estimated total production for those 21 years is 3,048 motorcycles, with around 1,000 still in existence.
T.E. Lawrence, more commonly known as Lawrence of Arabia, owned seven Brough's and died from injuries while crashing one. George Bernard Shaw was another celebrity who was enthusiastic about the brand.
Enjoying legendary status among classic motorcycle enthusiasts, the Brough Superior was dubbed the "Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles" by J.D. Teague of The Motorcycle newspaper.