Big-twin customs with big-inch motors are common as coffee and cigarettes at a methadone clinic, but not nearly as popular. If your jones for two-wheeled transit runs deeper than your old lady's tramp stamp, Great Britain's Mac Motorcycle Co. might have your fix. From the vacuum of real machinery on their website it's a safe bet no Buell-powered Mac has ever seen asphalt, but the company founders' vision and inspiration are noteworthy. What these Brits are attempting to unleash is nothing less than The Four Horses of the Carpocalypse: fast, nimble, DOT-approved, Bratstyle-inspired canyon cruisers, street trackers and cafe racers for the twenty-first century.
Guts and Brains
Mac founder Ellis Pitt is a chatty motorcycle-obsessed businessman who used to transport human organs down London streets in the saddlebags on an old Sportster. Mark Wells and Ian Wride are designers with an impressive quiver of industrial-design studies in their agency's portfolio. Over tea and biscuits these persnickity Brits gave birth to their brainchild: a company that seeks to build the perfect street bike by synthesizing the best elements of British and Japanese machines of yore into a new, leaner, cleaner whole. The Mac line comprises four models:
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