We’re pretty sure that if it’s straight-line grunt and power you are looking for, then a 750cc Triumph Metisse has got to be the way to go?
2015 runner-up in the Pre-65 British Classic Scrambles Championship and two-time ClassicMXRider.com Pre-68 Championship winner, Aaron Graves, arrived at a wet Marks Tey meeting on Easter Sunday and rolled out this lovely looking 750cc Triumph Metisse.
He’ll be using this in the British Championship at the longer, more power-hungry circuits, then “reverting” to his championship winning 500cc BSA (which he’s currently rebuilding) for the tight-and-twisties.
The bike was purchased the tail-end of last season, and has had a complete rebuild from the ground-up.
He kindly strapped on our GoPro to give us a taste of what it’s like aboard the machine. Enjoy.
21-YEAR-old Tom Crump dominated the Red Marley Hill Climb for the second year running aboard his 500cc Jawa.
The youngster, from nearby Clifton-upon-Teme, won both the Over 350cc and All Comers classes, and took the fastest time in the process.
A heavy downpour the day before meant times were never going to be approaching Tim Dallaway’s fastest time of 20.10sec from last year, or indeed Carl Pope’s record time of 19.58sec, but Crump still managed a very respectable 20.72sec run. Ricky Pedder (650cc Triumph Metisse) close behind with a 20.79sec ascent of the hill.
Pedder took a convincing victory in the All Stars class, whilst Paul Munslow took the Upto 350cc class aboard his 350cc Cheney BSA.
See a 10 minute video of the 2016 Red Marley Hill Climb on our YouTube Channel
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NICK Carter rode an absolute belter through treacherous conditions to take a hat-trick of wins at round 1 of the Pre-68 Championship on Easter Sunday.
Two heavy downpours worked their magic on the Marks Tey circuit to make the Pre-65 Motocross Club’s first event of the year, for many, one to forget. Not so for Carter (360 CZ), who made it look easy,
That said, there was some great racing with 2015 series champion, Aaron Graves, trying out his new 750cc Triumph Metisse (video to come) for the first time. Graves managed three solid second-place finishes to tuck him in behind Carter in the championship points.
Glenn Davey made a welcome comeback after a season or two lay-off, opting to race his all singing 250cc twin-port CZ against the bigger 500s, to great effect too as he bagged himself two 3rd places.
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The Pre-65 Motocross Club and Devon Classic Scramble Club kick-start the 2016 season on Easter Sunday with their respective events at Marks Tey and Widworthy.
The Pre-65 Motocross Club’s scramble will incorporate classes for the 114 solo riders consisting of pre-60, pre-65 upto 250, pre-68 over 350 and pre-74, along with pre-85 sidecars, of which a bumper entry of 13 outfits compete for victory.
In addition, the event will host round 1 of the 2016 ClassicMXRider.com Pre-68 Championship and Greeves Championship.
The Devon Classic Scrambles Club’s event will incorporate classes for both classic machines, as well as twinshock and evos. As a result, over 160 competitors have entered the event, which is dubbed the Badger Goss Classic Scramble.
The circuit is located near Honiton, but at the club’s new track, also near Widworthy. The club have called this new track “Widworthy 2″, so as … Read More »
If money is no object, and you’re looking for a head-turning Rickman Metisse, then perhaps this one might float your boat.
Currently in the classifieds ads on eBay is this nice looking Mk3 Rickman Metisse fitted with a 475cc BSA engine, fully race prepared to take on AMCA classic scrambles events.
We think this a nice looking machine – hopefully we’ll see it being ridden at a meeting this year.