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Monday, 11 May 2015

Royal Enfield takes over Harris Performance

All stolen from MSL's Facebook page.

BREAKING NEWS: Royal Enfield takes over Harris Performance.
After working with RE on the Continental GT frame, Royal Enfield are to acquire all assets, employees, trade names, technical know-how and intellectual property of Harris Performance Products Ltd.
“Royal Enfield is working on its new generation of products and platforms" said Siddhartha Lal, CEO Royal Enfield. "To have the Harris Performance team dedicatedly working with us will clearly enhance our engineering and product design capabilities. Their proven expertise, deep insight and understanding of motorcycling and Royal Enfield will be invaluable for us in our journey towards achieving leadership in the global mid-sized motorcycling segment.”
Alongside successful relationships with the Royal Enfield brand, Harris Performance has been the only manufacturer from UK to have been officially commissioned by Yamaha and Suzuki to design, develop and manufacture race bikes for Grand Prix and World Superbike.
Siddhartha continued: “All of the current staff at Harris Performance will now become employees of Royal Enfield, taking responsibility of performance and development engineering for our new range of motorcycles. They will be part of Royal Enfield’s upcoming UK Tech Centre.”
Speaking of their association with Royal Enfield, Steve Harris, Founder, Harris Performance said: “Having worked with Eicher Motors Ltd’s motorcycle brand Royal Enfield for a number of years as a Technical Partner, we have experienced first-hand their capability, commitment, and ambition for their motorcycles and accessories. We are proud to be integrated into the Eicher family, the founders and staff of Harris Performance look forward contributing to Royal Enfield’s continued success”.

2 comments:

  1. Been seeing more Enfields around. It will be real interesting to see what this amalgamation will begat. Maybe some day an OHC Enfield?

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  2. They announced an OHC single and a parallel twin earlier this year. Interesting to see if they stay with 'traditional' designs or build more modern bikes: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/royal-enfield-parallel-twin-coming-next-year/26302.html

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