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Steve McQueen Métisse Desert Racer

Steve McQueen Métisse Desert Racer
Steve McQueen’s most famous motorcycle has been recreated by the Rickman Brothers, legendary themselves within the moto fraternity. Just 300 examples of the Desert Racer will be built, by hand, and retailing for £13,000 (US$18,000) a pop.

Steve McQueen Métisse Desert Racer
The gearbox and engine are period Triumph TR6, with a single Amal carb, set in a Mk III Métisse frame. Forks are 35mm Cerianis with over seven inches of travel: BSA yokes position the handlebar behind the steering stem for better control. Wheel rims and exhausts are chromed, and the rear shocks are authentic Girling reproductions. Delicious, despite what some might say.

For more on Steve McQueen’s stable of motorcycles, check out our profile of his 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross.