Former Vance and Hines Management Team Just Launched Firebrand Design. New Mufflers For Harley Tourers Are Available.

Firebrand-Loose-Cannon-BlackJohn Peck, former Vice-President of Manufacturing at Vance and Hines and Leigh Crawford, former Manager of Research and Development also at Vance and Hines, have partnered to launch Firebrand Design, LLC. Firebrand manufactures and designs aftermarket products for motorcycles. Focusing at launch on exhausts for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, they plan on expanding to other products and manufacturers. Firebrand’s first products, the Loose Cannon Slip-Ons for Touring Models, are currently available. Size is 4″, fitting all Harley-Davidson 1995 and up. Products for Sportster, Softail and Dyna are currently in production, and will be available this summer.

John Peck, has 15 years of experience in the motorcycle industry, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. John is the President of the company and manages day-to day business operations. “We saw an opportunity for a company that could combine the experience and production capabilities of the large corporations, with the passion and creativity of the custom shops” said John.

Joining John will be Leigh Crawford, f, and designer of some of the most well-known products in the marketplace. As Vice-President of Development, Leigh will be responsible for driving product creativity and ingenuity. “We don’t want to be just another exhaust company,” said Leigh, “as an enthusiast I am creating products that not only push the limits of style and design, but provide riders a tremendous value.  Firebrand products are distributed by HardDrive Parts. ”For more information visit Firebrand Design


11 Responses to “Former Vance and Hines Management Team Just Launched Firebrand Design. New Mufflers For Harley Tourers Are Available.”

  1. 1 X H-D Rider May 22nd, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Hope they don’t forget to do exhaust for Victory. After all we have money too.

  2. 2 Joshua May 22nd, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Like the mufflers tips.

  3. 3 BobS May 22nd, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I wish them all the best, but I’m skeptical. Even a market as small as Victory already has about a dozen aftermarket options for pipes already. H-D has to be what 2-4 times that? More options are always nice but is there any room for innovation left?

  4. 4 Lyle Landstrom May 22nd, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Hope they’re better quality than Vance and HInes.

  5. 5 skinny denny May 22nd, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I still say Cycle Shack is the best value out there. The market is already way over saturated with exhaust manufacturers and most of their products are overpriced. That new Victory bobber is one sharp looking and good performing sccot. I can’t ride anymore as I’m nearly blind now, but if I was looking for a new ride it would probably be the Victory. I remember a certain U.S. president with an M.B.A. but I won’t comment on him. Hopefully Cycle Shack will start making pipes for Victory’s for you Victory owners. I’m not a fan of V and H. Thank you Veterans for your service and have a great Memorial Day Weekend. Run to the Wall!

  6. 6 highrpm May 22nd, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    what’s a harvard mba pres have to do with cycle shack and a victory bobber named gunner? but at least the nyc heroin market is finally flourishing again. (anything to do with afghanistan?)

  7. 7 skinny denny May 22nd, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    One of the two owners of Firebrand is a M.B.A. from U.S.C. As if a M.B.A. will make you successful in the aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories market. I’ve forgotten more about scooters than that M.B.A. will ever know and I’ve only got an A.A. degree. Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and look out for drunk and distracted drivers.

  8. 8 bigalyts May 23rd, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Wow, another Exhaust Maker, how many does te Industry need. Do they Perform? Do they actually maake 5 Hp or Do they have a really neat Groowwll or Rumble? Cause they are Stone ass Ugly.

  9. 9 calif phil May 23rd, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I thought Freedom performance was started by ex V&H employees.

  10. 10 1550tc May 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Pipes are almost like a fashion item on bikes, or 90% bullshit 10 % substance……

    I d like to see how many of these guys actually have a current update dyno and could how you some documented results of their pipe’s performance and the other modifications

    for me these guys

    build the best over all pipe right now……and gues what??……….they have no huge BS or smoke and mirrors marketing budget

  11. 11 skinny denny May 23rd, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I agree with you completely. Those are the ugliest mufflers I have ever seen. Joshua, in a post above, thinks they’re “cool”. They didn’t quote a price, but I’m guessing around $500 just for the mufflers. If I was a betting man(and I’m not) I’d give this company a year or two, max. Maybe TC Bros. can copy these as one of their future projects. Have a great Memorial Day weekend, everyone.

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