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Viper preparing for second-quarter production

Delays in getting a new proprietary engine ready for market delayed production of new units for Viper Motorcycle Co. for roughly a year.

That delay is expected to end in the second quarter of this year when the Minnesota manufacturer is scheduled to begin shipping two of its models, the Diablo and the Diamondback.

“From there on out, we have a modest but steady ramp up plan that brings us to about 100 to 120 units for the 12 months starting from the time we commence production,” Viper President Cory McWhorter said in an interview with Powersports Business.

Both the Diablo and Diamondback will feature the company’s new all-billet 152-cubic inch engine. Viper currently has a dealer network of roughly 25 dealers, McWhorter said.

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