Fast Motorcycle Industry News

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

11 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 izadore007 Oct 27th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Hindu Trashola! If these were priced vs.quality they would be $1,900 especially being Made in India.

  2. 2 izadore007 Oct 27th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I have never, ever seen a Viper on the Road, anywhere, anytime,! This Company’s makes announcements as If they are a Leader and or their Client base wants to know!?&^%$#@

  3. 3 Ray Oct 27th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Rode one Royal Enfield. Fun.

  4. 4 Fritz Oct 27th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Seriously? A waiting list for Royal Enfield? Is this a huge typo?

  5. 5 Blackmax Oct 28th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    1. I know Rush & Baker, never heard of anyone else
    will wait to see if I see one of their products on the road ????

    2. Royal Enfield waiting list , Really ????

    3. Recalls happen! Again everyone gets a mistake or 2 even the Motor Company

  6. 6 Ronnie Oct 28th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    During the last 18 months the RE factory in India has been unable to manufacture all the bikes ordered. Some models are available but the most the most recents ones have an ETA of 6 months +.

  7. 7 bobs56 Oct 28th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    RE sells alot of bikes, they have improved their designs/engines recently. They need to build a new air cooled Interceptor as their Bullets are too small for the NA market.

  8. 8 fredp Oct 28th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    This all you need to know about Viper: VPWI:OTC US I learned my lesson. Follow the press releases.

  9. 9 Manny Pandya Oct 29th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Always good to see industry growth news in the RE & Viper stories, rather than “Another company closes it’s doors.” Keep riding and supporting whatever platform you love folks. Strong industry = enthusiast business success.

  10. 10 Vintage Twin Nov 1st, 2012 at 2:23 am

    ~ Eureka ! Act Now ~
    These are what’s left (obsolete, n.o.s.) 3-1/2″ (glass) handled magnifier of Harbor Freight’s circa 1999, #33778.
    I searched them on google. They’ve only recently showed up. 7-1/4″ overall, the glass has a flat-ground circumference edge that’s been plastic injected molded for two stop ridges to hold the glass on each side. What happens over time, is the thin rim of plastic snaps (usually at the top) and the glass falls to the floor, but it’s so hard it won’t break. It might chip, but anyway they got thrown away by people and Harbor Freight was getting complaints, or 911 happened, but for whatever reason, Taiwan quit making them.
    The best shop mag-glass you couldn’t imagine. When the glass falls out they’re a better tool. Wrap 1/4″ pin-line masking tape (the yellowish 3M, that bends like skin) around the outside perimeter a few times. This puts a protective cushion cover around the glass that stays put, and the glass can be slipped into your pocket for quick access at a swap meet or bud-counter.
    I’ve asked a jeweler in town, to craft a brass spectacle-holder around one of mine, with an eye-hook on top, so it can hang around my neck for studio photography, instead of reaching in my pockets. Bought a dozen for less than 50 bucks shipped.
    The seller is a Boulder Dry Goods Store that stayed in business through all the mining booms, only because they were a miners-supply and not miner’s.
    Just order as many as you can use without being greedy – then quietly pack-up and meet the trail. ~

  11. 11 Vintage Twin Nov 1st, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    1928 – 1930 Singer sewing machines are a similar in-line construction as Harley’s. Needles and accessories were all proprietary to Singer. The replacement parts today are all Taiwan, and all are excellent copies (including the Bakelite terminal body), and readily available (back-orders are filled in days, not years, and a business-model industry of “what’s possible” with all brains, blamed readily accepted if not grabbed, and no ego can build.

    We were gifted a complete 1928 Singer 99-13 (with knee control) in a walnut cabinet, 25 years ago. They’ll sewn a wedding dress or 14 oz. canvas. The SInger came with everything and the 1928 illustrated, clay-coated paper stock instruction booklet featuring lady models in flapper era sack dresses and hot-ironed hair. I sewed stuff as needed around the shop; drop cloths, motor covers, and utility items until I noticed that the cloth-covered power cord was rotted and the insulation cracked-away to bare wires in bad places. The terminal body broken like Bakelite will. And a 3-strand foot/knee control cord w/fused copper eyelets that was scary had to go.
    Total for (10) various replacement parts, including Tri-Flow sewing machine oil, with shipping was $58.97.
    So, the Singer is an affordable hobby and run as a tight ship, because they have quality control somewhere between Taiwan and Ohio.

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