Mac Motorcycles Roarer

Mac Motorcycles Roarer
It’s been a huge weekend here, so today I’ll just leave you with a beautiful picture. The Roarer is one of four proposed new models from Mac Motorcycles, a new British venture attracting attention on the interwebs.

Mac has a good pedigree, being connected to industrial design studio Xenophya. It seems strange to use the 34hp 500cc thumper from the Buell Blast though, especially given the alternatives from Japan—let alone Rotax, BMW and KTM.

Other than that, the philosophy and styling seem sound, and once production starts, the cost will be $13-16,000. Any takers?

  • JR

    Really love these bikes. Wish they were priced so I could buy one.

  • chris

    Besides that intended engine and price, a 14 year old KTM Duke would still kick it’s ass, let alone the 09 verison.

  • Ben

    Agree with JR, they need to produce these in the 8,999 USD range to attract real interest :)

  • Marcel

    These are beautiful machines. Price point is out there considering the low tech engine. I’m not a fan of the wheezy, gear-missing Buell Blast engine. It seems the engine was chosen on aesthetics and not technology.

  • dejean

    The only Mac I’d consider riding would be a Velocette. With fierce neo classic competition from Ducati, Guzzi, Triumph and soon Norton, who usually have the grunt from an engine twice the size of this one, I’m not even sure if they Mac can gain their space.

  • aoelus

    I am amazed that what one might consider as knowledgeable enthusiasts would give this exercise in market BS the time of day. The brief for the suspension was to look like it had a rigid rear wheel but have a suspension. What nonsense! Maybe they might want to use the old Norton “garden gate” rear suspension.