SEE THE BRAT 125 AND BRUTE 500 AT MOTORCYCLE LIVE 2019
Motorcycle Live 2019 takes place from 16th to 24th November at the NEC in Birmingham and here’s what you will be able to see on our stand….
Designed by the Herald team, the Brat 125 is the latest addition to our range and has an attitude to match its rugged looks. Available in military green, iron grey and copper, it comes with a digital dash, LED lights, monoshock rear suspension and a premium stainless-steel exhaust.
Gareth Williamson, Lead Design Engineer at Herald, said: “When we looked at designing the Brat, we wanted to create something unique to Herald. In the past we have imported more classically-styled motorbikes but this time the styling was down to us. We stripped the look back to bare essentials, working with a clay model to link the lines of the frame with the minimal bodywork, drawing inspiration from Brats, Streetfighters and Scramblers from yesteryear. Flat bars and trail ready tyres set the stance and a stainless-steel exhaust system, brushed Aluminium fenders and 7” LED headlight complete the look. We have already received a lot of interest in the bike and it feels like a step in the right direction towards our goal of designing and manufacturing motorbikes in Britain”.
As well as the Brat 125, visitors to the Herald stand will have the opportunity to see the latest prototype of the Brute 500, which includes an updated engine, a new exhaust and new brakes. Inspired by the racetrack but built for the road this bike is our own modern take on the street tracker and has been designed, engineered and built in house from the ground up. Featuring a single cylinder four-stroke 449cc engine, the first prototype was exhibited at Motorcycle Live last year. Since then we have optimised the design ready for manufacture and are working on production samples with the bike’s release expected in early 2020.
The Brute Flat Tracker will also be on the stand, developed specifically for racing this version of the Brute will be on show in the UK for the first time. With 19” wheels, flat track tyres and a number board, the headlight and front brakes have been removed to make it ready for the track.
Continuing the racing theme, Rock Bottom will be at Motorcycle Live again along with two of the bikes which competed at the recent Bike Shed Festival. Rock Bottom is a special build 250cc that now has 4 land speed records to its name! The Bike Shed Festival bikes include a Café 400 raced in the Journo Cup by ex-World Superbike racer and British Superbike racer Dave Redgate and a 125, which was developed by the Herald Workshop team using spare parts and achieved a podium place in the Herald Cup.
Earlier this year we announced the release of our new collection of lifestyle clothing featuring artwork created exclusively for the brand by a British designer. This will be available to purchase at the show, along with a large selection of Premier Helmets.
We expect it to be a busy event and are looking forward to showing the progress we have made on the Brute 500, as well as launching the Brat 125! Visit us in Hall 3A, stand 3G10 at Motorcycle Live 2019.