Harris Performance Products

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Harris Performance Products Limited
Limited Company
Industry Motorcycle
Founded Lester Harris and Steve Harris
Headquarters Hertfordshire, Hertford, England
Key people
Lester Harris, Steve Harris, Steve Bayford
Products Motorcycles and racing parts
Services Consultancy
Parent Royal Enfield (India)
Website harris-performance.com

Harris Performance Products are a British motorcycle racing and parts manufacturer.

Background[edit]

The family-run company Harris Performance Products Limited is based in Hertford and designs, develops, manufactures and markets road and racing motorcycle chassis and components. The comanpy was established in 1972 by Lester and Steve Harris, with a third director Stephen Bayford.

Over 2,200 road bikes have been produced and sold from one-off specials to the Harris Magnum range. This included approximately 20 Laverda-based Magnums, amongst others. Harris motorcycles have been successful in all classes of road racing including Grand Prix, Superbike World Championship, World Championship Endurance, Isle of Man TT and top Irish road races. In 1991, the company became one of only two companies worldwide to be licensed by Yamaha to buy factory race engines for installation in Harris designed and built chassis for the blue ribbon 500 cc Grand Prix World Championship class. Harris is a technical partner to the official Yamaha UK Supermoto team.[1]

Their Harris Yamaha 500 GP machines which were produced from 1992 onwards. They ran the official Suzuki factory World Superbike Team in 1996‚ 1997 and 1998.

In 2003 Harris Performance teamed up with World Championship Motorsports (WCM) to build new racing bikes under the name "Harris WCM".

In 2015, Royal Enfield, a subsidiary of Eicher Motors an Indian motor vehicle manufacturers, acquired Harris Performance for an undisclosed sum. The company had had a long relationship with Royal Enfield and was responsible for the chassis development of the brand's Continental GT cafe racer model.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harris Performance Products". Archived from the original on January 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 

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