If you wonder why we went back so fast to designing motorcycles looking like motorcycles with for inspiration the lines of the 50’s & 60’s, the answer is evident. We all got tired, to not say fed up, with the overgrown, overworked, difficult to ride Choppers of the late 90’s beginning 00’s.
Same with a lot of Sport Bikes that lost their pure racing/animal features and turned into cartoonish rockets with jet ski paint jobs. To help a motorcycle start-up called Mac Motorcycles, a U.K. Design Firm named “Carefully Considered” “re-birthed” the beautiful lines of the 60’s and specifically the stance of the legendary English Cafe Racers. They designed 8 single-cylinder engine prototypes, keeping with classic lines but bringing their own modern twist. Not to distract from the lines, paint jobs are limited to laser-etched detailing and one-color screen-printed graphics. Simplicity being the ultimate sophistication, I give these designers a A+ for a gorgeous motorcycle that instantaneously gives you the desire to jump on it and ride and ride (thank you Mike Greenwald).