Viper Motorcycle Company Announces Joint Venture Agreement With Industry Leaders Rush Racing Products, Baker Drivetrain, Lozano Brothers Porting. Viper Motorcycle Company, a wholly owned division of Viper Powersports, Inc. (OTCQB: VPWI) announced this week that it has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Motorsports Industry Leaders Lozano Brothers Porting, Baker Drivetrain, and Rush Racing Products. “They will provide engineering support, along with co-branding & marketing of OEM & aftermarket parts for our Viper Motorcycles, the world’s most powerful production American made V-Twin Motorcycles,” stated Colbert Seagraves, Viper Motorcycle Company’s Vice-President of Marketing and Racing Operations. Baker Drivetrain will supply and manufacture all co-branded proprietary drivetrain components for all Viper models. Rush Racing Products will supply co-branded OEM & Aftermarket Exhaust systems along with state of the art custom ceramic brake rotors. Lozano Brothers Porting will provide engineering support along with Research & Development help on Viper special projects.
Royal Enfield Waiting Periods Of 6 to 8 months To Be Reduced By March 2013. Royal Enfield is a very successful company exporting its motorcycles to a large number of countries across the world ranging from the United States to Japan. But success has created waiting periods of 6 to 8 months and quite a few well known manufacturing issues due to the pressure to produce more and faster, like poor assembly and wrongly fitted parts… A new state-of-the=art new production facility able to produce up to 150,000 motorcycles per year is about to open, and is going to complement the existing one already running at the full capacity of 100,000. By March 2013 Royal Enfield expect to shrink the waiting periods for its models to about 3 months.
Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special Recall Notice. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall announcement on all 2012 model year and certain 2013 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special(VRSCDX) The recall affects a potential 2798 units. “The license plate bracket assembly’s mounting screws may loosen and the assembly may separate from the rear fender. This condition may lead to contact with the rear tire which could cause the license plate bracket to rotate, possibly damaging the rear brake line. If the license place bracket does rotate and come into contact with the rear brake line it could affect braking performance and could possibly result in a crash” H-D dealers will repair affected motorcycles free of charge. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056, the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236