Bruno Locquet BSA SPITFIRE PIED-DE-COQ
‘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