Saxon Motorcycles is currently moving its operation into new premises in the Phoenix area. They hope they can be up and running in December and make Europe their main target in the semi-custom production market. The company expects to launch 2 new models for 2010. The new owners are Mark Borodkin (CEO), Tim Gueltzow (Director of Sales & Marketing), Robert Martino (Chief Financial Officer) – Hollywood’s consummate anti-hero Dennis Hopper famous for his role in the seminal movie Easy Rider revealed that he learned to ride on a motor scooter and that he and fellow actor Steve McQueen had lost their driver’s licenses and were getting around Hollywood on Vespas before he directed and starred in the 1969 ground breaking movie.
‘We rode Vespas for about four years because we thought we could get around riding on Scooters without getting any tickets. He confessed that he didn’t want to make Easy Rider initially. His favorite pastime? Painting – Harley-Davidson Japan is converting its domestic dealerships for the Buell bikes which it discontinued at the end of October, into service centers that will repair the motorcycles. Harley-Davidson is legally mandated to offer repair parts for seven years but says it plans to continue parts repair services for the next 10 years. By continuing to service Buell bikes, Harley-Davidson hopes to hold down any negative impact on its brand image – Wimmer Custom Cycle has recently decided to end their distribution relationship with Drag Specialties. Lee Wimmer, President of Wimmer Custom Cycle stated, “Now, more than ever, the consumer is shopping for the best price and we have found that having a distribution price level makes the MSRP too high”.