In 1919, George Brough started building custom motorcycles in his father's garage in Nottingham, England. He named his motorcycles "Brough Superior," and they were known for their high quality and attention to detail.
In 1920, Brough Superior introduced its first production model, the SS 80. The motorcycle featured an 80-cubic-inch (1300cc) JAP V-twin engine and was capable of speeds up to 80 mph (130 km/h).
In 1921, Brough Superior introduced its second production model, the SS 100. The motorcycle featured a 100-cubic-inch (1600cc) JAP V-twin engine and was capable of speeds up to 100 mph (160 km/h). The SS 100 quickly gained a reputation as one of the fastest and most luxurious motorcycles of its time.
In 1922, Brough Superior moved into a new factory in Haydn Road, Nottingham, which had been purpose-built for motorcycle production. The new factory was equipped with modern machinery and allowed for increased production.
Also in 1922, Brough Superior introduced a third production model, the SS 680. The motorcycle featured a 680-cubic-inch (1100cc) JAP V-twin engine and was designed to be a more affordable option than the SS 80 and SS 100 models.
Overall, in its first few years of existence, Brough Superior established itself as a premium motorcycle manufacturer known for producing high-performance and luxurious motorcycles.