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Metisse’. Competition Replica. CRE Endurance. With these machines and more the brothers Rickman perfected the art of efficient engineering…until the industry finally caught up. Before the fabled Rickman kitbike disappeared forever, one last model was produced combining all they had learned about high performance sports bikes. Meet the Rickman Predator; a masterful combination of form and function.
Promos / Print
Sport 1100 redo back on the boil, including the installation of Joe Caruso’s steel timing gear set. Stay tuned. Upcoming at Woodbury Media; ‘Performance Special Review’ featuring Moko, Egli and Harris. Cover feature on Suzuki’s standout GS1000S for May 2020 issue of RC. Ride a classic? Read RealClassic!
“There’s little need to explain this motorcycle’s purpose, at least to anyone familiar with the Rickmans or Kawasaki’s speedy Z900. Improvements over the factory-issue superbike included greater confidence at speed, far fewer pounds and yards of extra street cred. Just the diet alone would have sold most Z900 owners, but the benefits of a more powerful and better handling Zed did not come cheaply or easily. Those willing to invest the time and money were rewarded with the era’s fastest and most competent street motorcycle. It simply didn’t get any better in 1975.” Nolan Woodbury, Classic Bike Guide 2015.
UK based Joe Caruso is a long time Moto Guzzi enthusiast dedicated to improving the vintage twin (and our not-so-vintage 1100 Sport) with modern materials and technology. Through engineering his own parts for Moto Guzzi racers, restorations and special projects, Joe has now decided to offer a select number of these highly developed specialty items to the Guzzi riding public. Made to order.