Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mac Motorcycles: New British brand announces plans for a range of bikes


Pining for simple, sporty, lightweight, air-cooled British singles - the kind Triumph and Norton once used to make? Mac Motorcycles might soon bring some joy to your life...

The UK-based Xenophya Design, in collaboration with one Ellis Pitt, are setting up a new motorcycle company, which has been named Mac Motorcycles. To begin with, this company may build a range of light, sporty and not-too-complicated motorcycles, which would be powered by an air-cooled, single-cylinder 500cc Buell engine.

‘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. 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,’ says Ellis.

For the past few months, Mac Motorcycles have been working on four motorcycle designs, with the bikes named Spud, Ruby, Peashooter and Roarer. The company, based in the small English town of Upton-Upon-Severn in Worcestershire, plans build a few hundred of these bikes, in small batches, increasing production as and when required. Apart from selling these bikes in the UK, they plan to market Mac motorcycles in various other counties, including North America, Japan and Australia. Prices are likely to be in the region of £8,000-10,000.

We had earlier interviewed Mark Wells and Ian Wride of Xenophya, which you can see here, and visit Mac Motorcycles on their new website here

1 comment:

freddyb said...

I'll take my Pea Shooter in black please. Incredible looking machines all around. Bravo!

Labels

2WD AC Schnitzer AJS Akrapovic all-wheel-drive Alpinestars AMG Aprilia Ariel Audi Avinton Bajaj Barry Sheene Benelli Bianchi Bimota BMW Bosch Brammo Brembo Britten BSA Buell Bultaco Cagiva Campagna Can-Am Carver Casey Stoner Caterham Chinese bikes Classics Concept Bike Confederate CRandS Custom-built Dainese Derbi Diesel Ducati Eddie Lawson EICMA 2008 EICMA 2009 EICMA 2012 EICMA 2013 EICMA 2014 EICMA 2015 EICMA 2016 Electric Ferrari Fischer flying machines Freddie Spencer Giacomo Agostini Gilera Harley-Davidson Helmets Henderson Hero Motocorp Hesketh Honda Horex Husqvarna Hybrid Hyosung Ilmor Indian Intermot 2012 Intermot 2014 Intermot 2016 Interviews Isle of Man TT Jawa Jay Leno Jeremy Burgess Kawasaki Kevin Schwantz KTM Lamborghini Lambretta Laverda Lazareth Lotus Mahindra Malaguti Markus Hofmann McLaren Mercedes-Benz Mick Doohan Midual Millepercento Mission Motors Mondial Morbidelli Morgan Moriwaki Moto Guzzi Moto Morini Moto2 Moto3 MotoCzysz MotoGP MotoGP-2007 MotoGP-2008 MotoGP-2009 MotoGP-2010 Motorcycle Design Motus MTT MV Agusta MZ News Nissan Norton NSU Peraves Petronas Peugeot Photography Piaggio Porsche Quad Renard Renault Riding Impressions Roehr Ronax Ronin Rotary Royal Enfield Scooters Segway Shootouts Short Films Skills Specials stunt riding Supercharged Suter Suzuki Toyota Travel trike Triumph Turbo TVS Two-stroke Ural V10 V12 V4 V6 V8 Valentino Rossi Velocette Vespa Victory Vincent Volkswagen Voxan Vyrus Wakan Wayne Gardner Wayne Rainey Wunderlich Yamaha Yoshimura Zagato