- Located in the Haas Moto Museum’s History Hall, the 1966 Rickman Triumph 649cc Street Métisse motorcycle is the first ever Rickman road bike.
- The first production road bike to ever feature a disc brake.
- ‘Métisse’ originates from the French word for ‘dog of a mixed breed.’
- Designed and built by brothers Derek and Don Rickman.
- The Rickman brothers found original success in the motorcycle world as motocross racers in England in the 1960s.
- Both brothers represented England in the Motocross des Nations throughout the 1960s and even featured on the same team in 1963 and 1964.
- Victory on the track created intrigue in their own designs and builds, and eventually they started building motorcycle frames, street machines, and fairings.
- The Rickman brothers were ultimately known for building ‘hybrids,’ or motorcycles that utilized the best parts of different makes and models.