Why buy?

Hand made in London since 1975

Handmade In London Since 1975 Brompton’s history can be traced back to 1975, when the inventor and founder, Andrew Ritchie, created prototypes of Brompton bikes in his 1 bedroom flat in South Kensington, London.  To this day, each bike is hand brazed by a skilled craftsman at our London factory. This makes every bike incredibly tough and unique. Each brazer is trained by Brompton for 18 months and has a ‘signature’ which they stamp on the parts of the bike that they work on.

Research and development

UK engineering and design is respected all over the world. Like Dyson, McLaren, and Rolls Royce - Brompton is a global exemplar of design excellence. But we are not finished yet, we have a large in-house team who are constantly improving the bike, accessories and the production processes.

Using a range of leading technologies from rapid prototyping using 3D printers to ensuring precision using automotive industry CAM machines.