Motorcycle Industry NewsScorpion Sports, Inc. brings veteran motorcycle apparel developer Edward Wilkinson on board as Director of Development.
John Kim (Vice President of Business Operations) says:”We are incredibly fortunate to bring Edward on board to oversee and expand our development team. Not only is he an avid motorcyclist, he is also a materials and production expert. He was the innovator behind Klim’s successful dual sport line and we are excited to bring his broad range of skills, experience and enthusiasm to the Scorpion family.“Scorpion’s vision is to offer high end, technically advanced motorcycle apparel at a reasonable price, and adding Edward to an already experienced and seasoned development team will help solidify our position to do just that.”Edward Wilkinson says: “After looking at several brand opportunities I felt that Scorpion has the most potential as well as the unique resources to enable them to bring advanced technologies to market in a way that no other company can.“I am excited and honored to be a part of such a dynamic and dedicated team, and I am looking forward to bringing consumers a whole new range of ground-breaking and technologically advanced riding gear.”Scorpion has spent the last year re-building their infrastructure from the ground up, and is now poised for dynamic expansion. “They have unique supply resources that will enable them to bring a variety of innovative products to market quicker, and at better price points than any of their competitors,” says Wilkinson, who former developed apparel for Klim.For additional information on Scorpion products, log onto scorpionusa.com.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!