New ATK 250 V-Twin Cruiser

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This is an interesting one for Bikernet. A Frank White, the boss of ATK mostly dirt bikes, called and told me about his new of cruisers built with components and assembled stateside.

I know much about

Throughout its history, ATK has enjoyed a winning tradition. From racing to the dirt track, ATK first at the finish line. A of winning follows ATK, not in racing but in ground-breaking product

Technology firsts, such as namesake — the anti-tension side-mounted shocks, linkless the first fuel-injected offroad and the first production motard have all moved the industry

In 2003, ATK purchased the remaining of Cannondale Motorsports. This added ATVs to the ATK product For over two years, ATK has refined and the Cannondale platform. In 2004, ATK first place in the Grand Cross Country Championship and two National championships.

The winning continued.

As the only remaining motorcycle manufacturer in the United ATK is still proud to put Made in the on their vehicles.

ATK History and the ahead…

1984: Horst an Austrian-born engineer and dedicated enthusiast, founded ATK Motorcycles in Mr. Leitner designed and began to a device to eliminate the torquing the drive chain produces on a This new device greatly motorcycle handling characteristics and put ATK on the

This new product was called an kettenantrieb, in Leitner’s native German. The first letters of of the three words of this device are ATK, which the company name.

1991: and Dale White joined with ATK in Southern California. In the Whites purchased the assets of ATK and the factory to Centerville, Utah and ATK successfully through the end of 1994. In the company was sold to a group of investors.

Unfortunately, those investors to successfully operate the business.

. Frank White was asked by the of owners to assume overall and day-to-day control of the company. the 2000-2003, White worked to the near-fatal circumstances in which the ATK had placed, and he worked tirelessly to industry confidence in the business and that had suffered during the period. The company had, for years, neglected critical RD and its engine manufacturer. When Mr.

regained control, ATK products had no engine to sell with its Mr. White then began to out the right opportunity and timing to next-generation technology and move the once again into prominence.

2003: ATK was offered the to acquire the Cannondale inventory and property. The successful acquisition of all Motorsports assets, completed in 2003, left ATK as the sole of off-road motorcycles headquartered in the ATK is now the primary supplier for all Cannondale

This near-monopoly position former authorized Cannondale and private owners provides ATK a position in the marketplace and a foundation of upon which ATK can ramp up and pursue several other business opportunities.

2010: ATK itself with ST Motors, a street-bike manufacturer, in a far-reaching agreement with the intent to a staircase of entry-level motorcycles, are intended to be sold through the Harley-Davidson dealer network.

History … a legacy of success and bred in racing

1984 Crandall wins legendary to Vegas Desert Race serial #1 ATK 560

1985 ATK wins Off-Road Motorcycle Championship

1988 ATK introduces new 250cc two-… motorcycles

1989 Herndon wins National AMA Scrambles Off-Road Championship a 406

1990 Ty Davis Wins 4-Stroke Motocross Championship (1990-1991)

1991 ATK is the first in the world to introduce fuel off-road motorcycles

1995 White wins 4-Stroke Desert Racing Class a 605 ATK

1995 ATK introduces new liquid-cooled two

2004 Jeff Stoess GNCC National ATV Championship a 450 ATK

2005 Frank White National AMA ISDE 6-Day Expert Class aboard a 500 ATK

2006 Ryan Costello National AMA ATVA Motocross Class aboard a 450 ATV

2010 ATK the street motorcycle business ST Korea

2010 ATK introduces an entry-level street-motorcycle for beginning

I spoke to Frank White at and he delivered a new 250 model to our Wilmington I didn’t do much with it except run some mentions in the But then some kids into the shop and started to ask They weren’t intimidated they were with the When I mentioned the 250 cc configuration and the than $4,000 price their curiosity increased.

they were very The more response we received, the Frank’s marketing philosophy sense. He wants to sell puppies as entry-level motorcycles at dealerships.

I’m reasonably the factory won’t be pleased this Buell replacement, but made this mistake in the when they prohibited sales of Cushmans by threatening dealers with disenfranchisement. the Japanese flooded the market entry level motorcycles. The denied any need for entry-level on their dealer floors. We all what happened that – Harley-Davidson got its … kicked

The industry spotlight started on White in 1994 when ATK / White was labeled as the industry’s Story #1 by Cycle World (touted as the world’s largest publication).

To the international motorcycle industry, White is more than an CEO. He is recognized as an accomplished and racer, winning the AMA National Racing Championships and the 2005 in the AMA National ISDE (Enduro) Class against competitors his age.

White serves the CEO of Harley-Davidson on the board of directors of the States Motorcycle Manufacturers

White was a presidential appointee to the motorcycle industry (under the administration) with the Environmental Agency, and currently represents the with the Bureau of Land (Deptartment of the Interior).

The more we about the company and Frank, the the connection to the American motorcycle ATK’s legacy delved. We also intrigued by the global impact, and the notion that an cruiser was emerging into our market. We need cheap for our financially struggling youngsters to Plus there are those hiked-up gas prices.

Here’s the behind the Korean connection.

hit 95 mph on a crowded SoCal freeway, returning for a High School tournament. Not bad for 250 cc.

33,000 Motorcycles For American Market

Taekwon CEO of ST Motors, and Frank White, of ATK, signed a multi-

$100 million dollar According to terms of this signed on May 25th at

ATK headquarters in Utah, more than units will be brought to the

marketplace during the next years.

“This contract that the world’s best market has acknowledged the high

skills, outstanding quality and the price of ST products, says

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White agrees about the of quality and the fact that the is right. Dealers who have

some of our first ATK/ST are very satisfied with the quality, and

they are ready to be a of this bit of history.

White “Our strategy is for ATK to be the second brand in select Harley-

is quick to explain that the

Motor Company does not or support this joint in any way.

ST Motors (formerly as Hyosung-Suzuki Motors) was founded in and began producing Japanese motorcycle designs. In 1986, established their own research and and began mass production of own designs with their own ranging in displacement from to 650cc. In June 2007, the was acquired by ST (Science Technology) with a new name of ST Motors.

ST consists of five publicly companies listed on the Korean Exchange: ST Holdings, ST Corporation, ST ST Daewoo, and ST Motors. Since the of the company, Hyosung became a name for the motorcycles manufactured by ST a publically traded Korean Among the four other ST Daewoo is a tier-one supplier of parts, such as airbags, absorbers and struts, instrument and engine components for GM.

ST Daewoo supplies a critical component for systems of Hyundai-KIA i30 platform and platform. Utilizing the experience and for automotive parts, ST Daewoo is ST Motors’ new product development and management.

As interest in this new expanded, we found a mid-20s Kyle Ross, to take the ATK for a He’s been at it for a couple of now and is more than excited. He volleyball tournaments and was elated to directly to the forefront of the school, it neatly at the front and skate the traffic to return home after the game.

The 250 became more comfortable the I rode it, Kyle said.

The ATK is with a 5-speed transmission doesn’t clunk during Each GV250 model is with a side stand interlock system. If the transmission is in you can start the engine regardless of the lever position or the side

If the transmission is not in neutral, you can only the engine by pulling in the clutch with the side stand off the pavement.

The rear suspension absorbers are adjustable with a spanner. And the 250 was capable of hitting 85 mph smooth acceleration up an inclining onramp. It’s well-balanced cornering, or out on the freeway, Kyle

We encountered one problem with a battery that didn’t hold a charge and had to replace it. the ignition key, the seat can be removed to access the battery. panels are easily removed.

The claims 60 to 70 mpg, the gas tank a comfortable 3.7 gallons of gas, and a kit is located under the seat a 10 by 12 mm open end wrench, spark wrench, combination screwdriver, and a driver handle.

Kyle is and fits this bike His feet rest neatly on forward control pegs. One of the aspects of this motorcycle is the system, with bright, digital black and white tachometer, gas gauge, tripmeter, and signal indications.

The instruments are bright at night, Kyle The lights are extremely bright. I a possum on Western blvd at the of my light range.

I swear that rodent to chase my dancing beam, but I it with ease and peeled

The strong selling point to be the less than four price tag. Braking is with a large disc up and a rear drum. The mirrors are and very visible, even at speeds.

And the bars aren’t too Kyle said. My arms tired on the freeway, and the bike was agile in traffic.

The signals with one switch on the left and the throttle and clutch were to maneuver. The only problem I called for double-clutching when from neutral to first, said. But the clutch was comfortable and to operate, so it wasn’t a problem.

It starts without the easy-to-adjust lever on the left handlebar, the switches.

There you have it. A new motorcycle built and designed by a two with considerable experience in the industry. We look forward to testing and to see what the custom does with this

Frank is speaking to Jim G. at AFT motorcycles up I’m sure Jim will one of these bikes, and deliver the of its chopper design capabilities. of us just can leave anything

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