Metisse Motorcycles - Various Models Price: POA
Last Updated On: 24/05/2020
The Steve McQueen Desert Racer™ (image 1) being produced in limited numbers by Métisse Motorcycles, faithfully encompasses the ideals employed by the late actor Steve McQueen. 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.
Complete bikes are ready to order now, utilising a fully reconditioned period Triumph 650cc twin cylinder engine complete with single Amal carburettor. Each one comes with a certificate of authenticity and Steve McQueen's signature on the tank. This bike is sold in its original form as a thoroughbred competition racer.
As with all Métisse motorcycles it is not just about looking good. The underslung clip on handlebars, the tailored riding position, the adjustable suspension and powerful parallel twin engine all give you the ultimate riding experience for when you want to stop admiring the motorcycle... and ride it.
Based upon the race-winning pedigree Mk3 Métisse Scrambler, the Metisse Hammer motorcycle (images 7 & 8) has been adapted to the film requirements. The iconic looks of the Mk3 Métisse are further enhanced by subtle design changes: to the front headlight and heatshields on the twin exhausts for instance.
Armie Hammer rode the Métisse Hammer during filming and was so impressed he now owns and rides one in the States. As with the Steve McQueen Desert racer, the Metisse Hammer will be produced in a limited batch of 300, with each motorcycle guaranteed for its exclusivity with a prized Certificate of Authentication. This unique bike is powered by a fully reconditioned original Triumph 650cc T6 engine and driven through a reconditioned original Triumph 4-speed transmission.