Bruno Loc­quet BSA SPIT­FIRE PIED-DE-COQ

Classic Bike (UK) - - CAFE RACERS -

‘IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO BUILD. WE WANTED TO GIVE IT AN OLD-SCHOOL RAC­ING LOOK’

Af­ter sweat­ing in the kitchen all night, chef Bruno likes to chill by rid­ing his 1968 Spit­fire MKIV fast and far. “I’ve owned it since 2003 and been all over France on it, and to events like the Good­wood Fes­ti­val in Eng­land,” he said. High-speed tour­ing ex­plains the dust­bin fair­ing, but the jazzy paint job? “It is the pat­tern on my chef’s pants,” he laughed. “In English you call it ‘hound­stooth’, but we call it ‘pied-de-coq’.” That’s ‘cock­erel foot­print’ in Franglaise. He’s keen to credit Lucky Cat Garage, who found him the fair­ing and came up with the de­sign. “They usu­ally fit full dust­bins on their sprint bikes, but I need my Lu­cas head­light to see where I’m go­ing at night.” He likes the Amer­i­can-made Buco Twin­mas­ter pan­niers “be­cause they are small and slim – just like me”.

RIGHT: Bruno’s paint scheme is pants – based on his chef’s trousers

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