December 2018 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Bruce Fickling with his 1974 Rickman Metisse

Make: Rickman
Model: Metisse
Year: 1974
Country of Origin: England
Engine:Triumph 750cc Twin
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Bruce Fickling
City: San Clemente

1974 Rickman Metisse

Congratulations to Bruce Fickling of San Clemente for winning Bike of the Month with his 1974 Rickman Metisse. Bruce won a trophy provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Bruce has owned the Rickman for about a year, he placed Second with it in June, and Third with it in September. Today he got enough votes to win.

He bought the Rickman in January at the Mecum auction in Las Vegas. It was part of a museum collection for 45 years.

According the Merriam-Webster:
métisse : a girl or woman of mixed racial heritage

This is why Rickman named these bikes "Métisse", because the frames were made by Rickman to fit any engine you wanted. This one happens to have a 1974 Triumph 750cc twin with a five speed transmission.

Bruce also won Bike of the Month back in August 2017 with his 1972 Norton 750 Commando Fastback.

Thank you Bruce for bringing your Rickman for all of us to see. See all the photos in our December Gallery.
The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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December 2018
1974 Rickman Metisse
November 2018
1988 Laverda SFC 1000
October 2018
1961 Triumph/BSA
September 2018
1969 Honda CB750
August 2018
1968 Norton/Matchless P11
July 2018
1930 Harley Davidson VL
June 2018
1971 Bultaco Sherpa T Model 49
May 2018
1972 Norton Commando 750
April 2018
1953 MV Agusta Supersport 125
March 2018
1973 Honda CB750 four
February 2018
1966 BMW R60/2
January 2018
1929 BMW R63
December 2017
1934 Moto Guzzi GT16
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