Titan Motorcycle Company is an American motorcycle manufacturer that was founded in 1995 in Phoenix, Arizona. It was the first custom motorcycle company to produce in volume.
At the time there was a shortage of brand new Harley-Davidsons, and those who were lucky enough to get a new one would quite often disassemble them and add lots of chrome custom parts. There was a market for fast available mild customized bikes. These motorcycles had a registered name and a valid VIN and were easy to finance but at first not easy to insure due to bank uncertainty with the manufacturing processes. This carried over to the Bl-Book listing were it caused incorrect prices on these motorcycles and made it difficult for sellers to get the correct price. The few specialty motorcycles Like the Titan Phoenix TRM Custom where only 25 were built, one at a time each bike built or put together by one person.
Titan owners went public on the NASDAQ in 1997.
By 2001, the management had failed, then dealer and customer support failed and Titan filed for bankruptcy. Andrew Donald Proudfoot owned the largest Titan dealership in Florida and was stuck with a large inventory of Titan motorcycles. He also went to Titanís headquarters and bought the company in July 2001. Titan number 2 was born but went under due to the Company owing more to vendors then had the capital to pay for their services. The new competition from companies like Big Dog, American IronHorse and many other Harley-Davidson clones companies, and also because of a declining American motorcycle market since the beginning of 2007.
In January 2007, Titan Motorcycles Cie (TMC) had filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. In August 2007 an asset purchase agreement was signed between TMC (Titan Motorcycle Cie) debtor in-possession and Arizona Motorcycle Works as buyer where all assets of Titan were sold to Arizona Motorcycle Works. An Arizona bank called FNBA filed an objection to the proposed sale of now-bankrupt Titanís assets to Arizona Motorcycle Works claiming it has a first rights lien on Titanís assets and that the sale price undervalues the fair market value of the property. The bank also claims that Titanís owner Don Proudfoot and Hope Smith, a principal in Arizona Motorcycle Works, have a personal relationship and that the latter company is subtenant of Titanís and that this relationship has not been disclosed. These two allegations called into question that the proposed sale represents a good-faith, arms-length negotiation" between the two entities, the complaint claimed. FNBA stated that Proudfootsí company, TMC Acquisitions, owes the bank about $813,000 on a $1.5 million business loan that the company took out in February 2006.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011
We’ve all been there, it’s a hot sunny day and you decide to take a friend or partner out on the bike. Being a sensible biker you refuse to take them out in their 'skinny' jeans and denim jacket but instead offer to fit them out in your ill fitting, smelly, ever ageing kit from the dark corners of the loft. They put it all on and off you go.
Wed, 23 Feb 2011
Racer sent us a pair of their latest winter waterproof gloves, and we’ve had enough rain and snow to put them through their paces. Overall they have stood up brilliantly in all levels of rain and proven them self to be 100% waterproof. The Neoprene wrist gaiter has stopped any seepage around your jacket cuffs preventing water from running into the gloves around your wrists, a great little invention that.
Mon, 31 Jan 2011
Racer is a Austrian brand that is well known for manufacturing top end gloves. These, the Race Titans are the winter versions of the full on summer race glove called the Sicuro as worn by BSB racer Josh Brookes. Winter gloves have long since been a frustration for many biking buddies we’ve met of the years.
Tue, 16 Feb 2010
JAPANESE TUNING house Yoshimura has released a series of EEC-approved Slip-On exhausts suitable for the Suzuki Bandit GSF1250SA and the new fully-faired Suzuki GSX1250FA.At over 3kgs lighter than the OE Suzuki item, each Yoshimura Slip-On comes with the pipe work to mount to the standard front section plus all parts (including muffler clamp) required for installation. The EEC-approved silencer features two dB-killer baffles, one in the link pipe, one in the can and when both are removed power and torque are increased over stock, claim Yoshimura. With full EEC silencing both torque and power curves are identical to the standard output, but a dB-Killer in the link-pipe when used with an open exhaust gives solid gains, the company say.Part Number/Sleeve Type/Weight/RRP including VAT1A0-177-5L50 (Stainless Steel) 3.4kg £597.751A0-177-5L80 (Titanium) 3.2kg £666.731A0-177-5L81B (Titan Blue)* 3.2kg £747.191A0-177-5L20 (Metal Magic) 3.4kg £689.72For more information on this or any other Yoshimura product contact 01782 569800 or visit www.phoenixnw.co.uk to find your nearest dealer.
Wed, 11 Mar 2009
While there are certain countries around the globe that are known for their significant contribution to technological innovation within the motorcycle industry, Brazil has never been one of them. Until now, it seems. Brazilian Honda subsidiary Moto Honda da Amazonia Ltda., recently began sales of the CG150 TITAN MIX, a 150cc bike with the worldís first production flexible-fuel technology.
Mon, 22 Dec 2008
It’s that time again, folks. Here are a few things going on around the Motorcycle.com Forum Network:
2006 R6 Exhaust Picture thread! Wow, this thread has been going on since 2004!