The 680 ohv Brough Superior was launched as smaller version of the iconic SS100 – and it certainly looked the part. But, for better or worse, does it share its bigger brother’s characteristics?
As I travelled back from riding the 680 Brough Superior, I was trying to think about what it most reminded me of as a riding experience.
Was it really a ‘miniature’ SS100 or something entirely different?
As I pondered what it did most resemble, the thing I could conjure up most readily was my father’s J12 BSA; the 680 certainly feels more like that than an SS100 or indeed the Coventry-Eagle Flying 8 I rode for May’s issue.
Whereas an SS100 or the Flying 8 are big, long, powerful, and possess the performance to well and truly get the rider into trouble, the 680 is nothing of the sort.
Read more in July’s edition of TCM