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South Africa on a McQueen Replica Metisse.
Now the bike he's on has a re-con classic Trumpet motor, but on checking out the Metisse website, they build bikes with their own in house engine, the Adelaide.
Looks a lot like a modern bonny bottom end with a double overhead cam head.
http://www.metisse-motorcycles.com/moto ... afe-racer/
Nice looking thing in cafe racer spec. Another to add to the Lotto winning list.
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Yeah,the fins are very 'busy' looking and the radiator kind of adds to the eye hurt. I'd like to see it with 20 million less fins.
The Metisse bikes came about the same way that most specials did, because improvements needed to be made on factory bikes that were a compromise of performance/handling/price.
But these new ones seem to be going in the opposite direction, they're a compromise with form as the priority.
I generally like retro bikes, e.g. I really like the Paton, not enough to spend £30k+, but at least they're performance orientated whilst managing to capture the same kind of retro feel (IMHO anyway).
In my view, if bikes aren't better than the originals by a margin big enough to make me notice, whilst still maintaining the original philosophy, then I'd rather have an old one and live with it. I'm struggling to see anything in that Metisse other than a lash-up to appeal to people that think entirely differently to me.
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But i'm not convinced i'd want to ever take it out the garage based upon his experiences.
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it is pretty, but the engine lets it down a bit.
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