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.
|March 2008 Bike of the Month
| Gerry Hutchinson with his 1969 Rickman
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 750cc twin cylinder
Owner: Gerry Hutchinson, Coto de Caza
Congratulations to Gerry Hutchinson of Coto de Caza for winning Bike of the Month. A very rare bike, his 1969 Rickman is one of 100 bikes made in this configuration. The Rickman brothers of England hand built frames and fitted their bikes with other manufacturer's engines of the day. This model has the Royal Enfield 750cc Interceptor II engine.
The Rickman frame is hand made from Reynolds 431 Chrome Moly tubing. The welds are beautiful and the nickel plated frame is flawless.
Gerry has owned this bike since 1974. He bought it as a box of parts which the previous owner couldn't put back together. Gerry put it together right after buying it and has riden it ever since. The paint job is about ten years old.
He owns several motorcycles including a 77 Harley and an 83 BMW. Maybe we'll be seeing one of those bikes soon. Thank you Gerry for sharing this bike with us.
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|Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.