Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
5/1/09 2:06 p.m.

I was Googling images of 1970's 'long bike' choppers (thanks to the choppers thread) and found this.

Oooh. Daddy LIKE. Rickmans were GORGEOUS bikes. Yum. It was on this Web site: http://www.britishchopper.com/

Xceler8x
Xceler8x Dork
5/1/09 2:26 p.m.

That is gorgeous...

stuart in mn
stuart in mn Dork
5/2/09 8:49 a.m.

There's an article in the latest Motorcycle Classics magazine about the McQueen Metisse replica. http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/motorcycle-reviews/steve-mcqueen-metisse-triumph-replica.aspx I'd love to have one but at $18,500 I probably won't buy one soon.

Mental
Mental SuperDork
5/4/09 2:48 p.m.

Quite a bit cheaper is this;

http://www.pure-triumph.com/products/30

stuart in mn
stuart in mn Dork
5/4/09 7:16 p.m.
Mental wrote: Quite a bit cheaper is this;

Sure it is, but you're comparing apples and oranges.

Mental
Mental SuperDork
5/5/09 11:41 a.m.

Not really. From the link;

The Scrambler is a redefinition of the off-road machines made famous by 60’s thrill seekers such as Steve McQueen. Very few motorcycles can claim to be unique but the Scrambler, thanks to its authentic styling, is most certainly one of them. The flat seat, small headlight and single, round-faced speedometer mark its difference, likewise the pair of high-level exhaust pipes, each wearing an evocative heat shield.

Inspired by the 60’s Triumph off road sports motorcycles that were stripped down for a purpose, the Scrambler demands attention wherever it goes with its own purposeful look.

The legendary air cooled 865cc parallel twin is now fuel injected and with a 270 degree crank delivers a distinctive exhaust note through the stylish high swept chromed side pipes you can’t fail to notice.

Add classic 60’s styling details including gaiters, white seat piping plus two new color options of Jet Black and Matte Khaki Green and it won’t take long to realize why the Scramblers of the past were the choice of Hollywood icons of the era and why they’re perfect for today’s urban jungle or great escapes into the countryside.

In 2005 they Triumph even had a Steve McQueen version that came with his number on a number plate. It was liscenced and endorsed by the estate.

Mental
Mental SuperDork
5/5/09 11:41 a.m.

Not really. From the link;

The Scrambler is a redefinition of the off-road machines made famous by 60’s thrill seekers such as Steve McQueen. Very few motorcycles can claim to be unique but the Scrambler, thanks to its authentic styling, is most certainly one of them. The flat seat, small headlight and single, round-faced speedometer mark its difference, likewise the pair of high-level exhaust pipes, each wearing an evocative heat shield.

Inspired by the 60’s Triumph off road sports motorcycles that were stripped down for a purpose, the Scrambler demands attention wherever it goes with its own purposeful look.

The legendary air cooled 865cc parallel twin is now fuel injected and with a 270 degree crank delivers a distinctive exhaust note through the stylish high swept chromed side pipes you can’t fail to notice.

Add classic 60’s styling details including gaiters, white seat piping plus two new color options of Jet Black and Matte Khaki Green and it won’t take long to realize why the Scramblers of the past were the choice of Hollywood icons of the era and why they’re perfect for today’s urban jungle or great escapes into the countryside.

In 2005 Triumph even had a Steve McQueen version that came with his number on a number plate. It was liscenced and endorsed by the estate.

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