Joint Venture Between Viper Motorcycle Company And Ilmor Engineering

viperdiamonbackViper Motorcycle Company, a subsidiary of Viper Powersports Inc. (OTCBB: VPWI) and Ilmor Engineering, Inc. announced today that they have executed a letter of intent to partner on the manufacture of an Ilmor developed Viper Motorcycle 152 cubic inch V-Twin engine. The Ilmor version of the Viper polished billet engine, created during the past six-months, will be manufactured and assembled in Plymouth, MI, by the famed race engine design and development company and will be co-branded with the famous Ilmor name. Viper Motorcycles and Ilmor will also provide cross-marketing support to promote the relationship.

TerryNesbittIlmor Engineering is one of the most successful race-engine design and manufacturing firms in the world, best known for its expertise and success in the highest levels of automobile racing. The company has over 200 Indy Car wins to its credit including winning the prestigious Indy 500 no less than 15 times. Created as a race engineering company in the UK more 25 years ago, Ilmor has more than 150 personnel worldwide with facilities in Michigan, USA and Northampton, England.

John R. Silseth II, Viper Powersports CEO, said, “We anticipate a public launch of this exciting product in early 2010. Ilmor is the ideal partner as Viper prepares to increase production and take its rightful place as a premiere American OEM of high performance cruiser motorcycles.”
Paul Ray, Ilmor Engineering, Inc.’s President, said, “Reaching this next stage in our growing relationship is a testament to how well our companies work together. We continue to share a strong passion for excellence that will help us forge a very long and successful relationship with Viper Motorcycle Company(picture Diamondback Model and Terry Nesbitt).

9 Responses to “Joint Venture Between Viper Motorcycle Company And Ilmor Engineering”

  1. 1 J Oct 6th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Wow- That’s pretty much lopping two cylinders off of a Sonny Leonard 632 V8! Would love to see a review on how this thing shakes!

  2. 2 Boss Hawg Oct 7th, 2009 at 5:54 am

    152 CI of Racing Power….Woo Hoo.

    Boss Hawg

  3. 3 Cade Oct 7th, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Let’s Roll

  4. 4 FREDP Oct 7th, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Congrats guys!! Sorry, I could not continue the journey with you!
    I still think you should move to Arizona!! Dang, cold up there in Minnesota!!
    For you guys looking for a review on that bike and engine,(pre-IImor ) there is a review by American Iron Mag at their website. They seemed impressed. I can only imagine what Iilmor came up with!!!!!

  5. 5 hoyt Oct 7th, 2009 at 10:36 am

    That engine looks intense. Ilmor Engineering’s reputation prompts interest in the potential.

    I would really like to see Ilmor add a compact primary/drivetrain to this engine. The possibilities for other sporting chassis options would be awesome.

  6. 6 Merch Motors Oct 12th, 2009 at 9:31 am

    This is nice but Michael Dux from Dux Industries in Germany has been doing 150, 160, 180 and 200 cu engines for 10 years
    Running this baby coo enough to sit on will be a challenge

  7. 7 FREDP Oct 13th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    To Merch. The Viper is a SHORT STROKED engine. Are M. Dux’s engines, also?

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