Motorcycle major Royal Enfield has acquired UK based Harris
Performance Products Ltd, a company established over 40 years ago by brothers
Steve and Lester Harris and Stephen Bayford. The company is one of the leading
experts in designing and manufacturing of specialised high performance
motorcycle chassis and components. Royal
Enfield will acquire all assets, employees, trade names, technical know-how and
intellectual property of Harris Performance Products Ltd.
Harris Performance has had a long standing relationship with
Royal Enfield. The company was responsible for the chassis development of the Continental
GT café racer model.
Siddhartha Lal, CEO Royal Enfield said: “Royal Enfield is
working on its new generation of products and platforms; to have the Harris
Performance team dedicatedly working with us will clearly enhance our
engineering and product design capabilities. Their proven expertise, deep
insight and understanding of motorcycling and Royal Enfield will be invaluable
for us in our journey towards achieving leadership in the global mid-sized
Alongside successful relationships with the Royal Enfield
brand, Harris Performance has been the only manufacturer from UK to have been
officially commissioned by Yamaha and Suzuki to design, develop and manufacture
race bikes for Grand Prix and World Superbike.
Siddhartha continued: “All of the current staff at Harris
Performance will now become employees of Royal Enfield, taking responsibility
of performance and development engineering for our new range of motorcycles.
They will be part of Royal Enfield’s upcoming UK Tech Centre.”
Steve Harris, Founder, Harris Performance said: “Having
worked with Eicher Motors Ltd’s motorcycle brand Royal Enfield for a number of
years as a Technical Partner, we have experienced first-hand their capability,
commitment, and ambition for their motorcycles and accessories. We are proud to be integrated into the Eicher
family, the founders and staff of Harris Performance look forward contributing
to Royal Enfield’s continued success”.
Source: Royal Enfield
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