WICHITA, KS (July 6, 2010) – Big Dog Motorcycles® announced today the launch of its acclaimed motorcycle line into the European market. In conjunction with its recently appointed European distributor, Legend Motorcycle Group, four Big Dog Motorcycle models have now passed all required certification tests for distribution in the European Union.
Sheldon Coleman, founder and CEO of Big Dog Motorcycles, showed obvious excitement during the announcement. “European distribution has been a goal of ours for several years, but we have been very selective as to the perfect partner to make this a reality. Legend Motorcycle Group has been the ideal ally in every phase of the process”, Coleman stated. “They understand the European market, they provide exceptional customer service and they share our passion for our products”, he continued.
Legends Motorcycle Group GCV, with headquarters and warehousing in Belgium, will be distributing four of Big Dog’s most popular models: the company’s leading selling bike, the chopper-styled K-9; the heavily acclaimed long-and-low Wolf; the stylized Pitbull; and the fun-riding high-style Coyote.
While completing the certification process, Legends has been signing dealers throughout the European Union. Seven dealerships (located in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, and Luxemburg) are under contract and are receiving their initial Big Dog shipments. Many additional dealers are in the pipeline. Regular updates on European dealer openings are available at www.bigdogmotorcycles.eu.
Jos Dewit, CEO of Legends Motorcycle Group stated, “We are completely dedicated to the success of Big Dog Motorcycles in Europe. Big Dog’s designs are exceptional, revealing the type of engineering demanded by the discerning European rider. These are not only beautiful show-bikes, they are also engineered to ride in the real world on a daily basis.”
“Big Dog strives to provide a unique experience for the motorcycle enthusiast. We have an exceptionally well engineered line of exhilarating motorcycles, backed by the best company in our industry niche. It is with great pleasure that we introduce the Big Dog Motorcycle line to the European market”, Dewit concluded.
About Big Dog Motorcycles®
Big Dog Motorcycles, LLC, started production in 1994 and is the leading manufacturer of premium, high style, high performance motorcycles. The company's 2010 European line-up includes four models in two classes: pro-street and chopper-style. Each motorcycle is designed, assembled and hand-painted at the company's 150,000 square foot factory in Wichita, Kansas USA. The company is currently celebrating its 17th year in business and has built over 25,000 motorcycles. Big Dog Motorcycles has approximately 70 dealers in the United States as well as new distribution in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. The company supports the motorcycling lifestyle with a proprietary line of accessories and apparel. More information about the company and its European products can be viewed at www.bigdogmotorcycles.eu.