New Imperial is the classic side of Mutt, a brand born in Birmingham in 1901 and now part of the Mutt family the New Imperial Roadster continues the tradition of the marque. Simple and stylish, the roadster has classic lines in every sense. From the twin shock frame, round swingarm and rubber booted forks to the black bench seat and Beston style grips this bike is the perfect anecdote to modern life. The Roadster runs our satin finish aluminium mudguards and 18" spoked wheels shod with classic knobbly or deep tread tyres for that balanced 60's brit bike stance.
Our deep gloss black paint and New Imperial Mechanical Lion logo is painted right here in the UK by our team at Mutt. Chrome shocks, headlight, speedometer and indicators help set the Roadster off as a modern classic. Our full stainless steel exhaust system with bespoke silencer gives that healthy rumble you will only find on a Mutt. Low tracker handlebars make the Roadster a comfortable machine for both city riding or country lane scratching.
We have bought New Imperial back to its place of birth, a stones throw from the original turn of the century factory. The Roadster is designed to be everything a modern classic should be, retaining the beautiful classic lines of the original machines but with added modern components and reliability. At first glance our New Imperials can mistaken for carefully restored classic bikes to the untrained eye. Many a time has a rider been stopped to ask 'how old is that?' or 'you've done a nice job restoring that'. That’s a nice feeling as you hit the starter button and putt putt off into the distance.
All new Mutt’s have few little subtle upgrades that you may not notice at first but take a closer look and you'll see some nifty little touches you won't see on other bikes. First off, we have new LED indicators hewn from a solid block of aluminium by the process of CNC and mounted on a machined stainless steel arm. We’ve also now got machined aluminium headlight brackets too, that set up makes for a pretty tidy front end. Moving back a bit we get to the handlebar clamps, we now have fully CNC'd clamps coated in a super durable hard anodised black finish.
As always with Mutt Motorcycles we use the skills we learned building one off custom motorcycles and machined aluminium is one of those cool processes that gives a motorcycle a true custom look. Machined fork caps and head stem nut, once again coated in a beautiful anodised finish, combined with the new speedometer surround this provides a beautifully finished view when glancing down at your speed. One of our favourite new touches requires a bit more scrutiny, kneel down and take a look at the motor, we have a new CNC oil filter cap but look a little closer and you'll see some new machined valve covers on top of the engine reminiscent of 60's and 70's Brit bikes. That’s a little detail not everyone sees straight away but we like it.
Finally, we get to the chunky little posterior of a Mutt and you'll see four beautifully machine CNC nuts holding the rear shocks on. We've also been busy with some sheet metal work, we've designed a brand new angular sump guard and matching rear master cylinder cover giving the bikes a lower slung more aggressive look, Bruce Wayne would be proud of them.
Max Power Output
Fuel Tank Capacity
5 speed manual
Tyre Size Front
4.10 x 18
Tyre Size Rear