Wednesday, 22 August 2012
MY SOULBROTHER #1 AT LOVELESS ENGINEERING AND TEA MAKING SERVICES DREW MY ATTENTION TO A BIKE I NEVER KNEW EXISTED THIS MORNING . . . . A RICKMAN AERMACCHI 350 ROAD RACER . . . . THE GENIUS BROTHERS RICKMAN BUILT SUPERB FRAMES FOR ALL MANNER OF BIKES, OFF ROAD AND ON . . . . ADD ONE MORE TO THAT ILLUSTRIOUS LIST . . . . FOOKING GORGEOUS TOO !!!
Having always been a lover of the whole Aermacchi shindig, whether it be in the guise of the 'Harley' Sprint, the factory racers or the numerous other transmogrifications of this brilliant and unique single, to see that one of the greatest frame/chassis design teams in history also turned out their own version near knocked my tits off . . . . along with names like Seeley, Egli, Degens, North, Bakker and others, the Rickman brothers made a science out of bending up tube steel and alloy to radically improve the handling performance of some of the greatest motors in motorcycling history, if it was a decent powerplant, chances are that Don and Derek Rickman have stuffed the fucker into one of their frames . . . . 'scrambles', desert, trials, road racing, street, you name it, they built it, and now I know of yet another wicked combo, the Rickman Aermacchi, a wonderful little 'mongrel' if ever there was one . . . . cheers Lovey, ejamakated once again !!!!