Rickman Triumph Mettise manufactured as a road bike in 1972 with 1965 unit engine, converted to Classic racing eligible racer in 1988, registered with CRMC. Fitted with 8 valve Weslake Rickman 750cc conversion with central 10mm plugs, only one of 400 made with Rickman rocker boxes.
Found in a barn in 2018, dormant for 30 years. Engine recommissioned with Dave Degans Dresda Autos with new rings in honed bores and original 11-1 pistons, new Amal Mk 2 carbs and SRM clutch conversion and new Boyer ignition system.
Frame chrome powder coated as rust had got to the original nickel plate but looks as good as nickel, also fitted a separate alloy oil tank as I do not trust rust in the oil in frame circuit. New alloy fuel tank. New Avon Road Rider tyres fitted. Engine was internally polished and runs well. Start on a battery rolling road starter with the high compression motor.
Comes with V5 and all original road gear such as number plate seat, wiring loom, fibreglass fuel tank and swing arm adjusting shims. Marrizoki forks and twin front discs. Rear triumph drum with spare conical hub.
I raced it last year at VMCC 1000 bikes Mallory park and Cafe Racer Cup at Lidden hill but have just fallen off it when testing at low speed and broke my ribs, no damage to bike only my pride!!. So I do not trust myself to run it this year , there is a free entry to the VMCC 1000 bikes racing test day on July 21st with the bike.
A really nice classic eligible racer well sorted or run it on the road with stop light and horn, no MOT required.
I built one as an apprentice in the sixties but noe I am 71 a bit too fast for me!
for more info contact keith on 077 68 934 604