New British Bikes from Mac Motorcycles
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“Between us we’d designed, modified, built and ridden all sorts of motorcycles over the last 30 years and thought it was time to produce a motorcycle that reflected our philosophy,” Ellis says in a press release via motorcycle-usa.com.
“Our influences have been diverse and we’ve made unusual connections between genres of motorcycles such as choppers, Italian singles from the 1950s, flat-trackers and competition specials. What underpins Mac Motorcycles’ philosophy though is the belief that the riding experience and the stories that go with motorcycle journeys seem to have been hijacked by technology and plastic,” Ellis added.
Mac Motorcycles launched four different models (Spud, Ruby, Peashooter and Roarer), which will be initially produced in a few hundred units, and increase production as appropriate.
The company describes each model in a different way: ‘Spud’, for dossing about on, ‘Ruby’, the motorcycle equivalent of ‘the girl-next-door’, ‘Peashooter’, for squirting to your favourite pub and gassing with your mates and the ‘Roarer’, a modern-day dinosaur-chaser.
Mac Motorcycles are powered by the Buell single cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve, push rod, 492cc, 5-speed 'Blast' engine. Valve adjustment is automatic, using hydraulic lifters. The transmission is down low giving a low centre-of-gravity for a better handling.
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. A Blast running an NRHS 515 kit set a record at Bonneville in the 650 class, whilst much of the tuning potential of the motor has been exploited by the short and flat track racers in the States.
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On 29 October 2009 at 08:42 UTC, tony said:
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