Renfrew Group International has provided the styling for the new Brute 500 motorcycle exhibited at Motorcycle Live at the NEC -November 2018 . The new 450 Street/Scrambler cross has a 450cc engine and will be built in the UK.
Herald Motor Co, the British motorcycle manufacturer and importer based in Cambridgeshire, showcased three new motorbikes at Motorcycle Live 2018 : the British engineered Brute 500, the Café 400 and the Brat. The Brute 500 has been inspired by the racetrack but built for the road and is a modern take on the street tracker.
Engineered and built in-house, the Brute features a single-cylinder four-stroke 449cc engine, adjustable Racetek front and rear suspension and a unique floating-shock linkage system.
Herald entered the motorbike sector over a decade ago initially working with partners to import classically-styled motorbikes. However, its ambition was always to design and manufacture in Britain. As a division of an award-winning engineering company, Herald can design and produce parts in-house and have the facilities to develop and manufacture their own British-built motorcycles. The Brute is the first bike to be designed and built at their headquarters. Having completed the prototype, the next stage is final testing and development ready for sales in late 2019.