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Volume 1 Issue2 Your Motorcycling Community Newspaper June 2009
Knievel Will
Jump Again
Legendary daredevil Robbie Knievel
plans to jump three semi-trucks in front
of the Texas Capitol at Austin’s annual
ROT (Republic of Texas) Biker Rally. The
ROT Rally is the largest bike rally in Tex-
as, an estimated 40 000 bikers attended
last year’s rally, which generated about
$36 million for the Austin economy. The
Guinness Book of World Records dubbed
the ROT Rally the “longest parade of mo-
torcycles” in the world.
The jump in front of the Texas capi-
Mac Motorcycles ‘Ruby’ - one of four designs offered from this British Manufacturer.
tol will kick off Knievel’s Farewell World
Tour. Knievel’s biking career began at
the age of four when he started jump-
Classic & Modern Mac Motorcycles
ing his bicycle. He moved to jumping
motorcycles at the age of seven, began
touring with his father, Robert “Evel”
New motorcycle company offers four models made from the heart of England
Knievel, when he was 12 years old, and
has been a famous motorcycle daredevil
From an early age, Mac Motorcycles ited numbers from a small factory in a air-cooled singles using the 500cc Buell
since 1979. TMN
founder Ellis Pitt spent most of his child- quiet English town. But thanks to the in- ‘Blast’ motor in a tubular backbone
hood either in the back garden of the ternet, Mac Motorcycles has the advan- frame.
late Alan Mountain’s home, riding and tage of a worldwide market and with its “Between us we’d designed, modi-
modifying a Honda C50, or in the show- look; the bikes bring a blend of styles. fied, built and ridden all sorts of motor-
room of his Holgate Rd. shop in Bri- Arriving from a collaboration between cycles over the last 30 years and thought
tian, pointing-out the specifications of one of the UK’s leading motorcycle de- it was time to produce a motorcycle that
Brain Storms .............................................4
Honda’s range to his eternally patient sign studios, Xenophya Design and El- reflected our philosophy,” Pitt says. “Our
Motorcycle News .................................6
Mother, who had to drive him there most lis Pitt, Mac Motorcycles has ridden influences have been diverse and we’ve
RoadGypsy Files .....................................9
Saturday afternoons. Ellis’s first mod’ onto the boutique bike scene. Launch- made unusual connections between
Test Ride - Yamaha TMax ..................8
to the C50 was to fit a front end from a ing with four models and expecting to genres of Mac Motorcycles such as chop-
Chainlinks ...............................................13
CB125, chop the back mudguard off and make “small batches,” the motorcycles pers, Italian singles from the 1950s, flat-
Gearhed .................................................15
fit a knobbly rear tyre to get to the top of will allow users to pick specifications trackers and competition specials,” he
Finish Lines ............................................16
the quarry, two-up. and tuning options. continues “What underpins Mac Motor-
Safety Scene ........................................19
And so an obsession was born. Ellis Pitt has collaborated with the cycles’ philosophy though is the belief
Classifieds ..............................................21
Mac could be considered a classical mo- team at Xenophya for the past 9 months that the riding experience and the stories
Events Calendar ..................................22
torcycle start-up company, building lim- to design a small range of lightweight,
Continued - Page 3
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