Mac Motorcycles

A new British motorcycle brand

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British motorcycle design studio Xenophya Design and product designer Ellis Pitt have teamed up to produce a new company, Mac Motorcycles.

Based out of Upton-Upon-Severn in Worcestershire, England, Mac Motorcycles will produce a line of bikes powered by Buell’s air-cooled single cylinder 492cc engines used in the Blast, with a tubular backbone frame.

On the company’s website, Pitt describes its bikes as being simple to maintain, include references and details from choppers and bobbers and feature “Harley posture, flat-track manners, Ducati handling”.

To see photos of the full line up, hit the jump.

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,” says Pitt. “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.

The Ruby, which Ellis says is named after his first girlfriend, is described as a “girl-next-door” bike inspired by the Triumph X75 Hurricane.

The Roarer is described as an “experimental works special” and a spiritual descendant of its namesake, the Velocette Roarer.

The Peashooter is a café racer with influences from Moto Guzzi and Honda’s CB500.

The Spud is Mac Motorcycles’ interpretation of a bobber, designed for “mooching about the lanes and streets on, feet forward, grin on your face”.

Mac Motorcycles plans to market its bikes in North America, the U.K., and Japan with possible expansion to France and Australia. Depending on tuning options, Mac Motorcycles is pricing its bikes between 8,000 pounds and 10,000 pounds ($12,800 to $16,000 US).

For more info, visit the Mac Motorcycles site.

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  • http://fromthemindofj.wordpress.com From the Mind of J

    The Blast?? Why not just put in a John Deere engine?

    Lame.

  • Jesse

    Outstanding design, simple bits, no extra frills.

    I love it. Bonus points for being a 500cc single. That has to be an experience in auditory coolness. Spud reminds me of this beautiful little Trump bobber I almost bought…

  • Matt

    ‘From the Mind of J”, you obviously don’t understand what they are trying to do. Jesse is right, they are outstanding and I would own one in a flash (if they come to Oz!).
    After 6 years in the motorcycle industry, selling the Japanese big four, plus a range of European bikes, these things are a breath of fresh air.
    J, stick to talking yourself up about your 5 year old R6 to your VW Golf driving friends. You obviously don’t have clue.

  • Mark

    At $12-16k, these guys don’t have a prayer of making it, especially in the U.S. market. It’s a damn shame, because we could really use an ultra light (under 300lbs) sportbike with about 65hp.

  • andy

    I don’t Believe it- Yamaha engine! You can’t be serious!

  • tony

    If you really like this type of look, check out the range of Deus motorcycles this is not a ad l just know they work and you can buy them, rather then a nice picture
    http://www.deus.com.au/#/bikes/motorcycles/

  • john

    Look good on paper, but where are they,have they been made yet? is it all talk? far to expensive, a Harley 883 looks better and cheaper, I met Ellis Pitt once he`s just like Gordon Brown “ALL TALK” HOPE HE COMES UP!”

  • DJ jimi B

    Love the Peashooter, great work, when are they coming to Aus?

  • Luiz Dizeró Neto

    Boa noite! Sentimos a falta no mercado de uma moto estilo BOBBER de fábrica, também no Brasil não temos muitas opções, a sede de impostos é muito grande.

  • Jon

    The minimalist design reminds me of my 1966 Bultaco Matador.
    Very nicely done!

  • Jim Delaney

    The Deus range of bikes have some eye-catching stuff but in reality are reconditioned machines. In Australia they are also expensive. Mac Motorcycles are a very clever idea and would be NEW and thus somewhat in front for what you get for your money. The Deus Cafe in Camperdown, Sydney has excellent food and bikes all round! An excellent set up. Please send Mac Motorcycles ‘Down Under’ to Oz!