Putting the Racer into Café Racer

The Café Racer 

The Rickman Metiise Mk5 Café Racer combines the memories of the golden era of motorcycles with the engineering of the modern era. As with all Mk5 motorcycles, the Café Racer uses Rickman Metisse's own engine ' the Adelaide' to great effect. The unique engine is showcased in the Rickman Metisse trademark nickel plated frame, with all of these parts hand crafted and assembled in the Carswell workshops. The classic Café racer styled bodywork then gives you the option of having a top fairing or not.

As with all Rickman Metisse motorcycles it is not just about looking good. The underslung clip on handlebars, the tailored riding position, the adjustable suspension and powerful parallel twin engine all give you the ultimate riding experience for when you want to stop admiring the motorcycle... and ride it.


Engine Configuration: Air cooled parallel V twin
Engine capacity: 997 cc (98 x 66 mm)
Power & Torque: 97 bhp @ 8,000rpm & 70 Ib/ft @ 7,000rpm
Transmission: 5 speed Metisse
Ignition: MBE ECU
Fuel system: Twin 42mm throttle bodies & injectors with high pressure fuel pump
Exhaust system: Twin stainless steel back-swept pipes
Frame: Brazed 4130 chrome moly steel tube cradle frame nickel plated
Swing arm: Brazed 4130 chrome moly steel tube nickel plated
Front wheel & tyre: Alpina spoked rim with AVON Road Rider 100/90/R19
Front suspension: 41mm Ceriani forks with polished Metisse yokes
Front brakes: 2 x 320 mm discs with Brembo calipers & master cylinders
Rear wheel & tyre: Alpina spoked rim with AVON Road Rider 150/70/R17
Rear suspension: 2 x adjustable Ohlins dampers
Rear brakes: 1 x 220 mm disc with Brembo calliper & master cylinder
Body panels: 5 piece GRP body panel set - with choice of colours
Fuel tank: Aluminium fabricated fuel tank 15 L - choice of colours
Lighting: Front, rear lights & indicators for road legal use
Seating: Trimmed and padded seat - choice of material
Branding: Metisse badge on fuel tank
Hand controls: Clip ons - angle to suit your specific requirements
Foot controls: Flip back footpegs positioned to suit your specific requirements
Weight: 187 kg (Dry)
Wheelbase: 1480 mm
Length: 2120 mm
Width: 715 mm
Height: 1150 mm
Suspension travel: Front = 190 mm Rear = 100 mm
Colour scheme: Choice of colours for body panels, fuel tank and seat trim
Instruments: Choice of traditional dials or electronic display

Taking Orders Now, Price on Application

This bike is only available in the US and Australia.

If you are interested in more information or to purchase a Mk5 Cafe Racer. Bikes are bespoke and options can be chosen when you commit to purchase a bike. We are currently taking pre-orders for the Rickman Metisse Mk5 now. So for more information, please email us using the the contact us Button Below
If you would like to visit the workshops, arrange a test ride or have any general comments we would be pleased to hear from you.