Lot 381 - 1962 Rickman Métisse G80 CS
|Engine Number||62.G80C 5020S|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,160|
Rickman motorcycles were produced from 1961 to 1976 by brothers Don and Derek Rickman, who started their company in 1957 and formally made it into Rickman Bros Ltd. in 1962. Initially the frame designs were for scramblers and then for road racing. Later, in 1966, road bikes were produced as well.
The brothers had many successful years in scramblers but wanted better machines to ride. As a result, they combined the Triumph twin-engine with BSA frame to form the Tribsa, fitted with Norton forks. By 1961 their machine, known as the Métisse (French for mongrel or crossbreed), had been developed to have their own light and elegant frame, nickel plated with glass-fibre tank, seat base, tail unit and air-filter panels. The brothers then offered their design to the industry that, unwisely, turned it down, so they manufactured complete machines and kits themselves. A choice of engines could be used, the most usual being Triumph, BSA and more exclusively, Matchless. The standard of manufacture and finish was top-class, making the machines highly popular with frequent competition success.
This G80CS Pre-1965 Scrambler has been in storage since 1994 and was recently re-commissioned including fitment of a new petrol tank, lined for new fuel. Described as 'very clean', this competition bike would make a great addition to a collection, though it is ready to go if you are.
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