Australian Renegade Engine Company To Design And Manufacture A Jesse James Branded V-Twin Motorcycle Engine For The Custom Motorcycle Market.

Renegadeengine146Future V-Twin Engines branded as Jesse James Engines will be derived from collaboration between the parties. “An Aussie Renegade 147″ Billet Engine should be just about perfect to test out the new CFL frame” said Jesse James, showing a 147″ Diamond Cut Renegade V-Twin Engine on his work bench.

“Jesse brings to this venture his style from various metal working backgrounds and his success in the custom bike building industry gives him the capabilities to enhance the development of his own branded engine”, stated Sonny Nugent, CEO, Renegade Engine Company Pty Ltd.

Novagen Ingenium Inc. (NOVZ) is engaged in the development and commercialization of low carbon emission engines and other clean technology solutions with a view to create technologies that improve efficiency and reduce levels of greenhouse emissions in a low-cost, globally relevant way. Novagen’s operations are based in Queensland, Australia.

53 Responses to “Australian Renegade Engine Company To Design And Manufacture A Jesse James Branded V-Twin Motorcycle Engine For The Custom Motorcycle Market.”

  1. 1 Dee Jun 3rd, 2013 at 8:16 am

    There goes America…… traitor. You burned S&S too many times… huh? Gotta go to another country to get an engine. Used to be a fan

  2. 2 baggerdude Jun 3rd, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Another harley evo clone, hardly exciting!

  3. 3 Vinnie Jun 3rd, 2013 at 8:28 am

    There goes America??? How about start with the so called “President” as far as a traitor is concerned..
    Jesse is Jesse. S&S doesn’t want to work with him probably because it’s not a family owned business anymore, nothing but a bunch of pencil pushers and investors now.

    Good for him. Just glad he didn’t go to China for the engines.

  4. 4 Doc Robinson Jun 3rd, 2013 at 8:33 am

    JJ’s been called lots of things but traitor is a new one. Dee you can trip up pretty badly jumping to conclusions like you have. And last time I checked, Aussies have been fighting alongside US forces since WWII – in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, among others.

  5. 5 jamie dub Jun 3rd, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Still not American, a Harley-Davidson should have an American engine. Doesn’t mean Australia is our enemy just means it is not made In the USA. I won’t buy one.

  6. 6 Rodent Jun 3rd, 2013 at 9:03 am

    At least he didn’t go to the Orient!

  7. 7 Terence Tory Jun 3rd, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Isn’t Oz a little village in China?

  8. 8 Steelchoppin Jun 3rd, 2013 at 9:33 am

    How did JJ burn S&S? Just curious. I don’t see how that would add up. There was never an official articulation agreement between the parties, or at least I assume so since there was never any public statement saying so. Well…except for the fact that JJ built one of the S&S 50th bikes based on a Pan Head. WCC choppers used to source engines from Nigel Patrick…(also an Aussie I thought) for the El Diablos back in the day. The S&S engines that were in the WCC bikes were shipped un-assembled to Long Beach and assembled there (mostly by Aki – Hog Killers) and there are easily over 100 S&S powered CFL, El Diablo and Dominators in service. There is nothing wrong with seeking new technology and quality parts. Just seems like unfounded hate speak from your side of the fence. If JJ was going to use a lesser quality engine from a lesser (Asian) source I could see the vehemence. Even then from a quality stand point I don’t see it. From Jesse’s mouth to my ear he stated that on the Sturgis trip in 2001, the Revtech powered Black CFL was the only bike that did not suffer from a mechanical engine failure. Jeese may not be the most likeable guy but shitting on a new company (especially an ally like Australia) because they want to build a business in the states seems kinda snarky don’t you think? Besides…how many bikes do you think Jesse will build in the next year? 3? 4? not enough volume to put a dent in anyone’s pocket.

  9. 9 Dee Jun 3rd, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Agree wholeheartedly about the President and absolutely nothing against Australia but there are plenty of companies in the US that would build an engine . A lot of things are not dispersed to the public about business . Jesse knows the deal and he seems to have no problem living with it . Not commenting to argue . Everyone has an opinion . This just happens to be how I view it . I try to help America all I can ,, just saying.

  10. 10 Bertrand Jun 3rd, 2013 at 11:16 am

    It seems to be the same engine built by Mike Garrisson at Engenuity Motors In 2005 . . . .

  11. 11 ChopperKulture Jun 3rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Well everyone could help America by stop buying from places like Walmart!!!….Everyone wants cheap,cheap but the issue is “traitor JJ”….dear me!!!!!

  12. 12 roger l Jun 3rd, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    a little further digging, looks like a the engenuity motor started life as a renegade from Australia. if you are looking for big inch motors, check out a gates 154.

  13. 13 Smittydog Jun 3rd, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    If you want one buy it, if you don’t then don’t.

  14. 14 Neil Jun 3rd, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Roger is right. This is an Engeniuty 147 motor made in Littleton CO. in 2004. The cases and twin cams are made in Australia by Renegade Motor International P/L Mike Garrison designed and manufactured the 147 twin cam Engeniuty motor ALL USA parts except the cases and cams.

  15. 15 MADrider Jun 3rd, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Yawn . . . . no one here is buying a WCC from JJ anyways. This just is a moot point. Cyril is just stating the facts like ’em or not. That 15 minutes has sailed.

  16. 16 Mika Jun 3rd, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    How is this any different than what OCC does? They call someone up who makes something for them, then slap it on a bike and call it their own creation.

    Actually, this is worse, isn’t it? It says it’s a JJ engine but I am guessing he had nothing to do with it, other than bringing the name that will be stamped on the side? At least OCC weren’t representing parts someone else made as their own in-house parts, from what I know.

    And they got (IMO, rightfully) lambasted for it. Some comical hypocrisy here!

  17. 17 Blackmax Jun 3rd, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Holy Chit !!!!
    A 147 engine & Roger says there is a 154 ???
    Like a 300 series tire, how big is big enough before it doesn’t make sense anymore ??/
    What kind of fuel would you run in that thing anyway ?
    Surely not Pump gas and what weight oil would you need?
    Yeah, it might be Evo based but it’s still one heck of statement

  18. 18 richard Jun 3rd, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    If Harley was buying a complete motor overseas some people (not only Dee) would be blowing their tops. Some others find this an oppurtunity to shit on the President…now THAT makes sense???? Vinnie…sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people THINK you are a moron, than to open it and remove all doubt.

  19. 19 REV.JIM Jun 3rd, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    american epa don’t apply down under. The aussies may building a motor for him that will actully live up to the hp #s.

  20. 20 KL Jun 3rd, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    MADrider, the only reason no one here is buying a bike from WCC is cause we can’t afford it; its not cause they aren’t in style.

  21. 21 Woody's Jun 3rd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I seem to rememeber some early WCC w/Merch mills…

  22. 22 bigitch Jun 3rd, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    just wait you motor company zealots your engines will be coming from… INDIA! soon enough.

  23. 23 Eric Maurer Jun 3rd, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I am soo sick of hearing the rants of people screaming about American made this, American made that, ONLY buy American, Obama is the problem, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. We live in a global economy, fair trade, global commerce, etc. and in a Global economy, there are still opportunities for all to prosper.

    If someone builds a motor (or whatever the product is), regardless of where it is made, then it is sold in the US and is installed in the US, maintained in the US, ridden in the US and new tires are bought (THAT ARE MADE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY) and installed IN THE US (due to the many, many, smoky burnouts…..) and the frame that the motor goes into is made in the US, and the parts that go onto the bike build are SOLD in the US, and the gas that goes into the motor (THAT IS NOT FROM THE US), is sold by a person IN THE US, working at a gas station (not owned by the US) but employed by US workers, thus putting food on their US tables, etc, etc, etc. Then YOU ARE fueling the US economy by providing jobs to people who otherwise may not have a job.

    Good for Jesse James and the rest of American small business for finding ways to keep Americans working. If they can’t manufacture the product, at least they can support the product, as well as the many, many others who support the product indirectly, all as a result of someone’s ingenuity.

    Eric (Evobuilder)

  24. 24 Roger Jun 4th, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Very well said Eric Maurer. FYI, I know a couple of supposedly hard core chopper magazine publishers who scream “buy American” in their columns, but drive Asian cars! LOL. And I didn’t visit their homes to count how many Chinese appliances they bought.

  25. 25 CHIEF Jun 4th, 2013 at 6:44 am


  26. 26 izadore007 Jun 4th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Socialism doesn’t need but 2 or 3 custom Builders and 1 or 2 manufacturing plants, either., Barack!.

  27. 27 Doug Galt Jun 4th, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I am sorry but, you should have your facts straight before spouting off to the world about who owns S&S. S&S still is family owned and is not owned by a bunch of pencil pushing investors! Undeniable FACT!!!!!. Your worse than Jay Carne! Get your facts straight before coming on here and spewing false statements and conjecture!

  28. 28 BobS Jun 4th, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I can’t believe some of the hypocrisy! Slam a guy for criticizing the importation of engines from Australia and then before your sentence is even finished rip on the importation of Asian parts. What the hell is wrong with Asia? Did somebody sweet and sour pee in your cheerios? Good old fashioned American free market capitalism means all players welcome, let the best win. Racist crybabies.

  29. 29 Terence Tory Jun 4th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    From my reading of recent military history,if the Aussie special forces are brothers in arms and are good enough to complete risky missions in Iraq,it’s probably buy big inch motors made in Australia.All the inane “buy made in the USA” arguments are probably done using Taiwanese laptops and Chinese iPhones:DOH!.Like Elvis said riding a Honda in a movie:”It’s globalization,baby.Get with it!”.H-D has used Honda owned and manufactured forks and carbs for decades.Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good huff!

  30. 30 Schminkie Jun 4th, 2013 at 9:58 am

    All of you who are bitching and finger-pointing about buying American need to get off your asses and attempt to get a ground up manufacturing concern off the ground. It’s no big deal – just run out and round up some capital – we’re talking seed money in the millions from investors willing to lose it all.

    Then you’ll need to purchase or build a facility. Then bend over ’cause it’s time for a solid cornholing from the EPA. If your chosen site threatens the habitat of a one-eye nematode, then it’s game over. Then you have local permitting, contracting, union/non-union questions. Let’s say you’ve navigated all this and have a factory built. You then need engineers, machines, machinists, forges (Oh, hi EPA, so nice to see you again, lemme drop my trousers for ya), R&D, a fleet of bikes for fitment…you get the picture.

    If you’re able to pull that off, give Ol’ Jesse a call. I’m sure he’ll wait the two to five years it’ll take to get part 1 off the line. Then you’ll need to find some way not to charge 5 times more than what’s already on the market.

  31. 31 Vinnie Jun 4th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Richard,…. my poor poor Richard. the fact that you came on here and decided to leave YOUR comment shows you are no different. I made one small sentence and you found it important enough to write an entire paragraph.. Now that makes sense???? I guess we know who you voted for. 😉

    your Daddy should’a pulled out.

    Good for Jesse, at least someone is making money. With the current administration, there’s no way people are making money here in the US unless their exporting their product manufacturing overseas.

  32. 32 Terence Tory Jun 4th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Vinnie, time for homework-globalization 101: .Blaming any politician for globalization right now is 25 years too late.Go get a shovel and dig up Milton and shake his bones.

  33. 33 burnout Jun 4th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Hey, anybody heard about JJ losing a finger?…………………………….peace

  34. 34 Shifter Jun 4th, 2013 at 12:46 pm
  35. 35 Olive Oil Jun 4th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Saw JJ on youtube with all ten fingers…………..must just be a rumor…he couldn’t be that dumb !!!!!!!!! Well maybe !! He would probably get it reattached upside down. Then he would have to Pay Up Sucker.

  36. 36 richard Jun 4th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    vinnie, allow me to repeat myself…”Vinnie…sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people THINK you are a moron, than to open it and remove all doubt”.

  37. 37 Zipper Jun 4th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Love the Aussies, not sure they made the right decision to market their engine with JJ’s name on it. So many cool bikers out there. I guess only time will tell. ..Z

  38. 38 Takin a Risk Jun 4th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Mike Garrison hold the patents on the renegade heads and another guy owns the patents on the cases but neither of them are based in Australia they are both US based. I’m not even sure that they can sell into the US market considering that.
    Renegade have been trying to get this thing to fly for many years in Oz but with no luck and I believe at one stage they attempted to sell the motor to Custom Chrome but someone got too greedy but I could be wrong about that.
    In relation to Jesse he’s just done what everyone else has done when approached to have their name endorse a motor. Jesse James didn’t make the motor but it’s going to be branded up with his name. Chances are no one else approached him with that before.

  39. 39 Septic the Sceptic Jun 4th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    You’ll need a dedicated frame for this engine. Too big for any of the current popular examples.

  40. 40 nicker Jun 4th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    “…. time for a solid cornholing from [everyone in our government…”

    Wonderful how Socialism works, isn’t it…………. 🙁

    But since OhBummer says “…you never accomplished anything yourself…” i guess none of this really matters.


  41. 41 nicker Jun 4th, 2013 at 10:52 pm


    If it has to be w V-twin……
    Why not go fore some thing REALLY different, instead of another HD clone…… ???


  42. 42 Chris Jun 5th, 2013 at 8:53 am


    Since you like to cry Socialism every chance you get, name one American company or industry that has been socialized since Obama was elected President. Before you embarrass yourself by talking about health care, let me remind you that insurance is still purchased from insurance companies and not the government.

    Ok, go. . .

  43. 43 Fxrocket Jun 5th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Its his own money he can do whatever he wants with it.

  44. 44 Terence Tory Jun 5th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Chris and nicker.How about General Motors? When a deadbeat gets food stamps,that’s socialism.When GM gets fifty billion that’s socialism as well ? ain’t it? U.S. govt corporate socialism is endemic.

  45. 45 Chris Jun 5th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Per Merriam Webster:

    Socialism: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods

    The government neither owns nor administers the production or distribution of GM products.

    And Terence, I’m sure you will never collect Social Security benefits like the rest of the dead beat old folks who take advantage of that Commie program either, right?

    Anybody here get laid off in the last five years and collect unemployment? Terrence thinks you are a deadbeat.

    Fire Department? Commies.
    Police? Commies.
    Public schools? Commies.
    Student loans for college? Commies
    Paved roads? Commies.
    FDIC protecting your money in the bank? Commies.
    National defense spending? Commies.

  46. 46 Terence Tory Jun 5th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Chris,I mentioned “a deadbeat” used as a literary device,and it was not plural reference.Any govt acting as a bank of last resort that sinks fifty billion dollars into an insolent company has an undeniable stake in it’s ownership.Like with GM,regardless of anyones political views.Politics are now dead in the end of history in a post-post modern world.

  47. 47 Gary Jun 5th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Obama is not, has never been a socialist. Socialism is only a slogan used by the Republicans against all Democrats to try to scare people. Less & less people believe the GOP lies (Obama was democratically re-elected, remember?) Most Americans have no idea of what socialism is all about. Chris is absolutely right.

  48. 48 BobS Jun 5th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Here is a simple explanation:
    Capitalism. I go to the local farmers market and buy farm fresh eggs and bacon. I go home and fry them in my made in Taiwan frying pan on my made in USA stove while my Columbian coffee brews in my made in China coffee maker.
    Socialism. After breakfast I go take a dump and flush my made in USA toilet. My crap disappears.
    I thank both capitalism and socialism for enabling this fulfilling Sunday morning ritual.

  49. 49 barney89 Jun 6th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    …….and then on Monday I get up and go buy another made in China coffee maker because the one I used yesterday doesn’t work anymore.

    PS. Ya wanna make something in the USA? Well FFS start a company making drill presses will ya cuz ya can’t get a decent one anymore without refurbing an antique REAL drill press.

  50. 50 morpion Jun 7th, 2013 at 6:58 pm


  51. 51 Casey Jun 14th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Well, while all are debating the politics of the whole thing, I went and visited to Renegade shop on the Gold Coast and have seen the motor…..AWESOME. Not being satisfied with that, they’ve also got a turbo charged version running in a custom bike.

    We should be encouraging more innovative engineering like this, and not focusing on which countries are just reverse/engineering, then producing cheaper of the same.

  52. 52 Terence Tory Jun 14th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Casey.This motor may be good,who knows they may have made ten.I can’t see anything innovative here that hasn’t been done before.When they have done three months dyno durability testing and have run ten motors on the road for a few million miles it might have potential.

  53. 53 intruder Sep 8th, 2013 at 6:48 am

    If you tools stop complaining long enough and did your homework you would know that RENEGADE is owned by Novagen Ingenium AN AMERICAN CO. in Navada USA.

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