Derek and Don Rickman - The Métisse Story
This book by David Gittins, well known authority and author of classic motocross and scrambling, records the complete history and development of Métisse motorcycles, their manufacture and competition successes, together with other associated products manufactured by Rickman Engineering all under the direction of motocross legends, Don and Derek Rickman.
From it’s inception through to the present day production of the Steve McQueen Desert Racer re-creation and the completely new Métisse MK 5 road bike the book contains over 300 photographs plus the original factory production records which include dates, frame numbers and destinations of the bikes produced. It is an invaluable and essential reference work for anyone interested the British motorcycle industry and the Métisse/Rickman marque of that era.
Thanks to an arrangement with Metisse Motorcycles, this fine book is available exclusively in the USA via Motorsport Publications LLC
A whopper of a hardback: 10" wide, 13" high, containing over 300 images (colour and b/w) in its 290 pages.
A thorough review is available on Ed Youngblood's Motohistory blog by clicking here
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