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February 18, 2010

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US Highland Viking 950 Streetfighter

US Highland Viking 950
I got to hand it to Kevin Duke at Motorcycle.com, he always seems to report on the hidden gems at the big shows. Check out this 318 lb. 950cc V-twin US Highland Viking MO shot at the Dealer Expo last week. There was a small picture of the bike on the US Highland site but this is the first good look at the lightweight powerhouse. Compare to the SV650 at 375 lbs dry this bike will roast the rear and loft the front on command. The powerful and light 950 engine is suspended in a Spondon Engineering frame and swing arm for a custom streetfighter look. Like all Highlands the bike comes with high end specs such as Ohlins shocks and Brembo brakes.

Dealers will not carry any inventory. The buying process will be automated via kiosk in the dealer’s showroom. After the customer evaluates a demo model details such as engine displacement and suspension will be tailored to the users riding style. Once the customer order is complete the bike will be shipped in 7 days as the bike is assembled in Tulsa, Oklahoma. No word on pricing or release date. Stay tuned to OtherMakes.net for updates.

More pics after the break…

Source: Motorcycle.com

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. william wright
    Jul 14 2010

    i like this bike maybe better than the 1098ducatistreetfighter butit has a lot to do with the price

  2. Michael Dooley
    Aug 22 2010

    Looks like a promising package to me. Finally a bike that can make America competitive in the motorcycle arena. Buell tried, but Harley Davudson seems to be hell bent on tunnel vision to a certain segment of the motorcycle world only! Never say Never. Way-to-go Highland! I look forward to some comprehensive testing in the future.

  3. MICHAEL WELLIS
    Dec 6 2010

    You mean make Sweden competitive in America, don’t you?

  4. skadamo
    Dec 7 2010

    At this point it seems China and America would be the main players. Sweden’s engineers would get a lot of credit. A US based business would get most of the credit. Highland (a Chinese company) would get some cred too.

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