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Steve McQueen's Métisse Desert Racer Replica

Released in early 2009, and faithfully built encompassing the modifications made by Steve McQueen when he recieved his own personal unit back in 1966. These include styled footrests, 35mm Ceriani forks, with seven inches of travel which he found to be the optimum. The yokes are from BSA being his preference because of the handlebar position, set behind the steering stem for better control.

This Desert Racer also faithfully adopts a Mk III chrome-moly, nickel plated, oil bearing frame. Chromed steel wheel rims, period chromed exhausts, scramble rear tyre, trials front tyre, Amal competition levers & twist grip. A period Triumph front hub with BSA rear, along with an authentic colour coded tank, seat and panels complete the specification. In a final statement of McQueen authenticity, each bike utilises a fully reconditioned period Triumph TR6 engine complete with a single Amal carburettor.

Hand built by Métisse Motorcycles in England, fully endorsed by Steve McQueen’s estate, and featuring his signature on each one of these exact replicas. A limited number of 300 have been built, complete with an official certificate of authenticity from the company.

Steve's son Chad bought the first one of the production line.
BBC News Story
Steve with his personal Métisse Desert RacerSteve with his personal Métisse Desert Racer The Bike in action