Mac Motorcycles

Posted on Jul 20 2010 - 8:45am by Russ

Mac Motorcycles

When I first saw the Mac Motorcycles I fell in love.  The bikes are remind me of the older, 1960's, bikes mixed with a modern street fighters clean lines.  The bikes aren't cluttered with a bunch of crap and have a beautiful simplicity.  The closest bikes to the Mac Motorcycles are being built one-at-a-time by independent bobber builders using old Triumph 650 motors, but lack the modern luxuries.  Take the cool looks and add some modern tech like disc brakes and nice suspension (and a Buell Blast motor, not a huge fan of the brand but not the end of the world) and you have a bike that I think I may just want to own.  I hope they stocked up on the blast motors because Buell discontinued them a while back.  Put a Honda motor in these bad boys so they will run forever, please.  Motorcycle insurance shouldn’t be too expensive due to the small displacement motor.  More pictures and details after the break.

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"Stock motors produce 34 HP at 6500 RPM but a bolt-on big-bore kit (515 cc), Andrews Cams, a Mikuni HSR 42 carb’, Screamin’ Eagle ignition and a Supertrapp exhaust will produce around 50 HP at 7200 RPM.”  Put a strong lock on these beauties or be prepared to call your motorcycle insurance company when it is stolen (by me).

No idea on pricing or availability (I will update as I hear more).  I especially love their "brief" for designing these beautiful motorcycles,

The Brief:

"¢ Simple to maintain.
"¢ Nothing surplus-to-requirements.
"¢ Chopper and bobber references/details.
"¢ The lines of a rigid frame but with suspension.
"¢ Use a Buell ‘Blast’ motor and exploit its shape.
"¢ Harley posture, flat-tracker manners, Ducati handling.
"¢ Exploit the power-to-weight ratio of a 500cc single in a lightweight chassis.
"¢ A return to the spirit of motorcycling – the journey is the experience / story.

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Cars & Bikes Gadgets July 20, 2010 at 9:54 pm -

    This model looks great! What is the price of the bike, where exactly can i purchase this?

  2. Gadget King July 21, 2010 at 8:13 am -

    I shot an email to the manufacturer with the same questions. Will let you know if/when I hear back.

  3. Kim R July 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm -

    The single frame tube and shock is interesting

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