Feb 232015

What motorcyclist hasn’t dreamt of being one of our hero’s on their favoured machine? Today, that could be Marc Márquez on his Repsol Honda but, in the sixties/seventies, it could have been Steve McQueen riding a Rickman Metisse desert racer. This iconic classic bike was built to Steve’s own design with a 650cc Triumph engine/gearbox and a Rickman-Metisse frame. At the time, the oil in frame design was a revolutionary piece of equipment that did away with the oil tank. McQueen fitted Ceriani forks and BSA yokes, which he believed were the strongest around at the time.

Hand built replicas are available. For more information, see: http://www.metisse-motorcycles.com

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