- Yankee (motorcycle)

The Yankee motorcycle is a motorcycle which was produced in Schenectady, New York by the Yankee Motor Company in the 1970s. This company was started by John Taylor, a long-time resident of that area. The motorcycle used an air-cooled two-stroke engine, designed by Eduard Giró that was produced by the Ossa firm in Barcelona, Spain. The engine was a unique combination of two Ossa cylinders, that produced a twin-cylinder engine of near 500 cc capacity. The Yankee frame, designed with help from Dick Mann, and running gear were produced in the US, and the entire motorcycle was assembled in the Yankee plant on Campbell Avenue in Schenectady. Motorcycle marques of the United States Current Alligator · ATK · Big Dog · Boss Hoss · Brammo · Confederate  · Detroit Brothers · Electric Moto · Fischer · Harley-Davidson · Highland · Indian · Marine Turbine Technologies · MotoCzysz · Ridley · Roehr · Rokon · Victory · Zero [read more...]

- West Coast Choppers

This article is outdated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Please see the talk page for more information. (January 2011) West Coast Choppers (WCC) is a lifestyle brand that began selling screen-printed t-shirts and stickers with the company's Iron cross/Maltese cross logo while founder and "master marketer" Jesse G. James was finishing high school, packaging the accoutrements of the chopper lifestyle long before any actual West Coast Choppers customs had been ordered or sold. Even after the company did begin building custom choppers, 60% of revenue still comes from sales of WCC-branded marketing tie-ins such as clothing, beverages and tools. Yearly sales of approximately 12–15 motorcycles at prices of around US$ 150,000 each actually lose money for the company, but are critical to attracting positive attention. Publicizing the names of celebrity clients, including Shaquille O'Neal, Kid Rock, Keanu Reeves, Ty Law of the [read more...]

- Harley-Davidson Evolution engine

The Evolution engine (popularly known as Evo) is an air-cooled, 45-degree, V-twin engine manufactured since 1984 by the Harley Davidson Motor Company for the company's motorcycles. It was made in the 1,340 cc (82 cu in) displacement for Harley Davidson Big V-twins bikes, replacing the Shovelhead engine, giving way to most of the product line utilizing the new TC88 (Twin Cam 88 Cubic Inch), until 2000 when the last EVO was placed in a production factory custom(FXR4). In 2001 it was completley replaced by the Harley Davidson Twin Cam 88. It was made in the 1,100 cc (67 cu in) displacement and is still made in the 883 cc (53.9 cu in) and 1,200 cc (73 cu in) (replacing the 1,100 in 1988) displacements since 1986 for the Harley-Davidson Sportster, where it replaced the ironhead Sportster engine. Most analysts consider the Evolution to be the engine that saved the reorganized Harley-Davidson company from certain bankruptcy. Harley-Davidson's official name for the engine was [read more...]

- Roehr Motorcycle Company

Roehr Motorcycle Company is a US motorcycle manufacturer based Gurnee, Illinois. History In 1995 Walter Roehrich began construction of the 500 cc two stroke v-twin motorcycle, using Yamaha YZ250 engine parts on a prototype crankcase. The result was the 115 hp Roehr Rv500 that was shown to the press in 2000. The company intended to manufacture the motorcycle in limited numbers but manufacturing the bike with the addition of the DFI fuel system was prohibitively expensive The company turned its focus in creating a production bike. The Rv1000 prototype powered by a 120 hp 936cc 60deg. 4-stroke V-twin manufactured by Highland (Sweden) was revealed in 2004. V-Roehr V-Roehr Manufacturer Roehr Motorcycle Company Production 2008 - Class Sport bike Engine Supercharged, liquid cooled, DOHC, 8v 60deg V-twin Bore x Stoke: 105 mm x 72mm Power 180 hp (130 kW) @ 9000 rpm Torque {{convert/{{{2}}}|113 lbf (500 N).ft|0|||||||r=re|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} Transmission 6-speed, wet [read more...]

- Brammo

It has been suggested that Craig Bramscher be merged into this article or section. (Discuss) Proposed since July 2009. Brammo, Inc. is an electric vehicle company based in Ashland, Oregon, United States. Its first production electric motorcycle, the Enertia, is assembled in Sárvár, Hungary and is selling online via the company's website and is available for sale and service at select motorcycle dealers throughout the USA. History Brammo Motorsports began in Craig Bramscher's garage after he visited several Ferrari and Lamborghini dealerships in Hollywood and Los Angeles, California, looking for a supercar that he could comfortably sit in. Bramscher, who was a football player at his high school, Shawnee Mission South, is 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall but has described himself as "long-waisted, so I sit like I'm 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall." Bramscher set out to design and build a car comparable to the McLaren Formula 1 car, but which would comfortably accommodate a [read more...]

- Big Dog Motorcycles

Big Dog Motorcycles is an American manufacturer of semi-custom, mid-priced motorcycles, based in Wichita, Kansas. The company was founded in 1994. In 2006, Big Dog manufactured its 20,000th motorcycle. Financial problems forced the company to close in 2011. History Big Dog produced a single motorcycle in its first year, affectionately known as "Old Smokey"; its over-sized fenders and classic cruiser style would point the way for all of the company's later products. By 1997, the company had reached $2 million in sales, and in 2000, the company had expanded so much that a move to a new, 110,000-square-foot (10,000 m) factory and world headquarters (since expanded to 175,000 square feet) was required. As of 2007, the company had over 100 associated dealers, and employed over 300. Products Big Dog currently produces seven models; the K-9, the Ridgeback, the Mastiff, the Pitbull, the "Coyote", the "Wolf" and their most recent addition, the BullDog. The Pitbull model received V-Twin [read more...]

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