US Highland

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US Highland
Public
Traded as OTC Pink: UHLN
Industry Manufacturing
Founder Mats Malmberg[1]
Headquarters Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Area served
United States
Key people
Bengt Andersson, Chairman
Products Off-road motorcycles
Website ushighland.com

US Highland is a motorcycle manufacturer based in Oklahoma. It was formed by Mats Malmberg, formerly of Swedish Highland Motorcycles AB, when negotiations to sell Highland to ATK fell through.[2] US Highland's 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2) factory opened in Tulsa on June 1, 2010 and is expected to produce hundreds of off-road motorcycles a year.[3]

Highland offers motorcycles built to the customer's specifications utilizing modular construction based on two engines, a single and a 60-degree V-twin, and a few frames.[4] The company has stated it plans to build out a dealer network in the United States in 2011–2012.[2]

Highland has announced that they will also produce an electric motorcycle utilizing a wheel hub motor.[3][5]

On July 10, 2010, Malmberg and two other executives of US Highland were killed when their small plane, returning from a business trip in Michigan, crashed in Tulsa's Mohawk Park after they radioed that they were low on fuel and requested an unscheduled landing at nearby Tulsa International Airport.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Highland Announces Availability of Video Interview With President and Founder Mats Malmberg and COO Chase Bales, June 10, 2010, retrieved 2010-07-05 
  2. ^ a b Aaron Frank (April 2010), Highland Motorcycles - Swede Dreams / Highland Motorcycles reorganizes, relocates to America, Motorcyclist, retrieved 2010-07-05 
  3. ^ a b U.S. Highland: Swedes Invade Oklahoma And Find Revolutionary Electric Engine, Motorcycle Daily, July 1, 2010, retrieved 2010-07-05 
  4. ^ Aaron Frank (August 2010), First Ride: Highland 1050 Viking, Motorcyclist, p. 34 
  5. ^ US Highland Announces Magnetronic Hub Motor, PlugBike.com, July 1, 2010, retrieved 2010-07-05 
  6. ^ Shannon Muchmore, "3 dead after plane crash at Mohawk Park", Tulsa World, July 11, 2010.