1973 Rickman Brothers Metisse Mk3 ‘Steve McQueen’ Desert Racer. This bike is one of a limited run of 300 exact replicas Metisse Mk3 that were produced, with modifications and specification chosen by Steve McQueen. This bike is based upon the Metisse Mk3 that, since the 1960s has been the class-winning off road motorcycle. The McQueen Desert Racer was further modified to suit the personal requirements of Steve McQueen, also for the physical demands of desert racing. The Mk3 frame inspired McQueen’s famous quote in November 1966: ‘This rig is the best handling bike I’ve ever owned!’
This machine has been completely restored and has a brand new frame obtained direct from the UK Metisse factory. The 1973 750cc Triumph five speed has had a complete rebuild with the following.
All new valves, guides, springs, pistons. Carrillo rods, Mega Cycle TT cams, nitrided crank, new bearings, Morgo oil pump, Tony Hayward belt drive and clutch.
Rebuilt Ceriani forks, Works Performance shocks, restored Rickman front hub. New alloy rims and SS spokes by Buchanans.
It has very little mileage since rebuild and runs strong. Everything on the bike has been checked and is road or race ready.
Comes with title and fully registered for the road.
These bikes have become very popular amongst the off road fraternity and are now a highly prized machine.
Priced at $13500 USD.
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