Live out your dispatch rider fantasy with the Mash Desert Force 400

The Mash Desert Force 400 is a retro-styled single with all the MoD trimmings


FRENCH motorcycle manufacturer Mash Motors has announced its latest retro naked in the form of Desert Force 400.

As you can see from the styling of the machine, the team at Mash Motors have gone for an unashamedly military styled bike, complete with jerry cans, dual seats and desert storm paint scheme.

Limited to just 103 numbered examples, the bike is powered by an A2 licence friendly, 397cc, 27hp single cylinder. The rugged looking machine weighs in at 151kg dry and comes with switchable ABS and the 10l jerry can and canvas bags included.

It’s not the first time that Mash Motors have played with the military theme, releasing their Force 400 a little while ago. That bike was more of a generic military machine, featuring dark green paint, canvas saddle bags, and US Army-a-like decals on the tank and air-filter cover.

While the army paint scheme might not be to everyone’s taste, you can’t deny that Mash has got the period theme pretty much bang on, with only the modern aesthetics of the engine and single disc brake up front giving the game away that this is a modern machine.

Mash Desert Force 400 features and price

  • Limited series of 103 copies
  • Numbered copies
  • € 4,995 tax included
  • Force 400 base
  • Single cylinder engine, air-cooled, 397 cc, 27 hp
  • 151 kg dry
  • A2 approved
  • 2 year warranty, parts and MO, unlimited mileage
  • Switchable ABS
  • 10 litre Jerry can, canvas side bag, tank bag
  • Two-seater kit as standard with suspended seat