Sunday, September 13, 2009

Metisse Motorcycles Makes the Steve McQueen Desert Racer

Metisse Motorcycles - Steve McQueen Desert Racer, a replica of Steve McQueen's 1966 motorcycle. It is a beauty, that's for sure.

Complete bikes are ready to order now utilising a fully reconditioned period Triumph TR6 engine complete with a single Amal carburettor.

Faithfully built encompassing the ideals employed by Steve McQueen all those years ago. These include styled footrests made to his original design, 35mm Ceriani forks, with seven inches of travel which he found to be the optimum. The yokes are from BSA being his preference because of the handlebar position, set behind the steering stem for better control.

This Desert Racer faithfully adopts a Mk III chrome-moly, nickel plated, oil bearing frame. Chromed steel wheel rims, period chromed exhausts, scramble rear tyre, trials front tyre, Amal competition levers & twist grip. A period Triumph front hub with BSA rear, along with an authentic colour coded tank, seat and panels complete the specification.
This bike is sold in its original form as a thoroughbred competition racer.
Price: £13,999
(+ VAT where applicable)
That's around $23k for a bike with 1966 technology. But each bike is signed by Steve McQueen, somehow.
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