This Rickman Metisse is a Husaberg in disguise.

This Rickman Metisse is a Husaberg in disguise

Steve McQueen’s name’s been used to sell everything from apparel to motorcycles. If McQueen wore it or rode it—or something vaguely resembling it—you can expect to see his name in the sales pitch. Which is ironic: If the man was still riding today, he’d pick modern machinery over a reconditioned classic every time. McQueen’s bikes,…

Matchless motorcycle

Matchless Rickman Metisse G50

I’ve always had a soft spot for Matchless (and AJS) motorcycles. And if I had a spare US$40,000 kicking around, I’d pop over to New Zealand and bid for this one in the Webb’s Auction of Classic Motorcycles. It’s a G50, a 500cc development of the 350cc AJS 7R, and with less than 200 examples…