Viper Motorcycle Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Viper Powersports Inc., bought out its facility’s lease in Big Lake, Minn., and moved into a new facility located in Excelsior, Minn., according to a company press release.
Viper Powersports CEO John Silseth II commented, “After many years of developing our own proprietary motorcycles and motorcycle engines and outsourcing production, Viper is now solely focused on building bikes and its bottom line. Our EPA and CARB testing has been successfully completed and a limited number of 2008 production bikes were released with positive feedback allowing us to ramp up to commercial volume shipments scheduled to occur out of our new facility in the first quarter of 2009.”
The move is expected to accommodate the company’s planned growth, says Fred Proctor, Viper Motorcycle Co. general manager.
“By moving into the new facility, Viper brings its products closer to major markets of opportunity, provides easier access for potential dealers to tour the facilities while at the same time is dramatically lowering its costs,” Proctor said in the release. “The new 9000-square-foot assembly facility features a showroom and assembly area that is ideal for our next three years of planned growth.”