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Mac motorcycle news — Mac daddies - 2009

See pictures of all the bikes

People who dig custom bikes usually have a fond
appreciation for butch tattoos, tight leather, thick moustaches and girls called
‘Peggy Sue’ or ‘Dave’. They ain’t normally our sort of thing here at Top Gear.
But today we’re making an exception and when you see why, you’ll understand.
Just check out these machines from new British firm Mac. Get on one of these
and you’re guaranteed to look cool - no need for Power Ranger suits here, just
jeans and a jacket. And a Malboro Red for maximum effect. That’ll keep Mr
Clarkson happy.
So will the 492cc ‘thumper’ engine, borrowed from Buell and sandwiched in a Mac
chassis. It might only have around 50bhp, but this thing doesn’t weigh much and
it’s properly tuneable.
There are four concepts at the mo, each with a slightly different style. But
here’s the good bit: you get to choose which gets built first. So, what’s it to
The Spud? Nope, not an Irish root vegetable, but a cruiser for lazy mooching.
Or how about the Peashooter? It’s a café-racer sort of thing, which we believe
is a quick way to get to a greasy spoon. Then there’s the Ruby, named after a
Mac founder’s ex-girlfriend, which means absolutely nothing to us (let’s hope
she was hot, because the bike is). Finally there’s the Roarer, which is the
sleekest, raciest-looking of the lot.
Word on the street is that the Peashooter is the current favourite. Check out
the website and let the guys at Mac know your thoughts. And if you find out any
more about Ruby, let us know…

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