Don’t you love when you hear about a new company releasing concept bikes with the objective of becoming the new hit of the motorcycle industry? I do. And this story comes from the UK where very little was happening during these last 15 years when you compare to other European countries. Mac Motorcycles is the story of Ellis Pitt meeting 2 designers (Mark Wells & Ian Wride at Xenophya Design) and deciding with them that it was time to return to the spirit of motorcycling and come back to bikes equipped with “nothing surplus to requirements”.
Bikes simple and easy to maintain with chopper and bobber references, offering the pure lines of a rigid frame but with suspension, a Harley posture with flat track manners, a Ducati inspired handling and a lightweight chassis…Hence the choice of a Buell® single cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve, push rod, 492cc, 5-speed ‘Blast’ engine. The 4 models featured here are called Pea Shooter (top left), Ruby (top right), Spud (bottom left), Roar (bottom right). I like them but at a price of £8 to 10,000 ($12 to $16,000 due to the value of our shrinking US dollar), it seems a little bit high. But at a price of about $10,000 delivered in the US I think it could seduce a lot of young and not so young bikers. What do you think? Mac Motorcycles.