MaceTech Industries is a small FL shop run by Mace Livingston, a general aviation mechanic who is expanding his resume to include custom bike builds.
Livingston’s Mad Max-like KTM café racer, which he built with his wife, Ashlie for Café Racer TV, will be love/hate for most people. Livingston’s airplane and military experience has provided him with an imagination we’ve never seen before on this show and it resulted in a bike that caused 8-time National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty to say, “What the heck is it?”
Whether you’re a lover or hater of this project, you have to appreciate Mace and Ashlie’s moxie and their willingness to risk reputation by being bold.
Bike: 2000 KTM 640 Adventure
Subframe: MaceTech Industries Custom
Engine: KTM 620cc single cylinder. Kick and electric start
Carburetion or FI System: 42mm Mikuni FCR carb.
Rear Swing Arm: KTM Duke
Rear Wheel: 17-in. aluminum BBS
Front Wheel: 17-in. aluminum BBS with MaceTech Industries axle conversion for the Triumph front suspension.
Clip-Ons or Bars: Modified Triumph clip-ons
Seat: MaceTech Industries custom seat pan, hand formed and upholstered by Ashlie Livingston.
Tank: MaceTech Industries “Mad Max” special. Handmade using exhaust tubing from a semi truck.
Rear Sets: Modified KTM
Tires: 17-in. front and rear Avon Distanzia’s
Exhaust: MaceTech Industries designed and fabricated exhaust system; single cylinder, dual exhaust.
Paint: Clear coat powder coated bare steel
Headlight: 1975 Honda CB500T headlight with custom MaceTech Industries mounts for a Triumph front end.
Front Brake: Triumph
Rear Brake: Brembo
Top Steering Clamp/Triple Tree: MaceTech industries custom triple trees to mount Triumph front suspension to KTM frame.