If I talk to you about English manufacturers, you immediately think of Triumph, Norton, or even Lex Motos. Now here is a new brand. His name: Mac Motorcycles. Presentation.
The motorcycle market continues to grow. Alongside the essential brands like the Japanese giants such as Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki or the Europeans like Ducati or Triumph, there is a multitude of lesser-known manufacturers, which regularly embark on the adventure.
Here is a new one, its name: Mac Motorcycles. New brand but the story began almost 13 years ago, in 2009. On that date, Ellis Pitt began to think about the project. He was joined in 2017 by Ian Oliver, a former engine engineer who previously worked for Jaguar and Land Rover. Together they initially thought of using a 492cc single-cylinder Buell Blast engine, but ultimately settled on SWN’s 600cc single-cylinder mechanics. This engine develops a power of 54 hp at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 55 Nm at 6,250 rpm, all delivered to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. The whole is completed by an exhaust line made by the Italians from QD, entirely in stainless steel and adapted to the current Euro5 standard.
It is therefore this engine which was therefore chosen to be installed on the Mac Ruby, a small single-cylinder café racer, the brand’s first model. Relatively simple in design, this model is also characterized by its tubular chassis and swingarm. The lines are classic but nice. We also learn that the 17-inch rims are shod with Michelin or Avon tires, according to the customer, that the seat height is 760 mm from the ground and that the front braking is entrusted to a single disc equipped with Brembo brake caliper.
The marketing of the Mac Ruby is planned for the end of the year in the United Kingdom. The prices are not yet known. No information either on a possible marketing in France.