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post #1 of 7 Old 07-13-2010, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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A bummer we may never truly fathom:

I was checking out one of the most recent rags about the Highland Motorcycle Co. In Oklahoma. Great V-Twins coming out of a start-up company with great promise. I wanted to go to the MFG link when I stumbled across the following tragedy:



TRAGEDY AT HIGHLAND MOTORCYCLE | News | Dirt Bike Magazine


This was their current projects and offerings:


US Highland Build to Order Motorcycle Manufacturing in Tulsa Oklahoma


From the little blurb in the mag, this stuff looks awesome. And now???????

Blammo!


Look over that motor......it is tight. Now that this has happened, I wonder if the rest of the company has the infrastructure and talent to carry on.
Like I said, we may never truly understand the depth of this loss.

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-13-2010, 08:42 AM
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That does suck. I'd love to see a mainlining american brand. Yes. I hope they continue.

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-13-2010, 08:56 AM
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I read that same article and thought: cool product, but I don't think they'll ever sale in mass quantities or even market to me. They were setting it up for niche - I believe the CEO said they intended to make bikes that appealed to them, which sounds good in theory and is what every entrepreneur wants to do, but they were setting up to sell some extreme very limited purpose bikes.

At that stage of inception and all of that talent lost (the engineer brains, the money brains, and the money), I would guess the end of the company is effectively here.

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-13-2010, 11:01 AM
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That sucks, and the Bales They refeer to, is a relative of a friend of mine in Oklahoma, I am going to have to give him a call and see what he knows if anything about the future of the company.

It is always sad to hear of death, and especially of a up and coming AMERICAN company.

My condolences.......

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post #5 of 7 Old 07-13-2010, 02:07 PM
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Its a shame.

That Highland Viking reminds me of a Moto-Morini Veloce.

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-13-2010, 03:19 PM
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That is to bad, the USA needs more anti-OGC builders like that place.

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-13-2010, 04:12 PM
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The bikes look very interesting, I hope they survive.

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