Wanna be a CEO? Saxon Motorcycles For Sale
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Saxon Motorcycles, maker of models like the Warlord above, is officially up for sale according to a post put up today on the company's Facebook page.
Want to own your own motorcycle company? Saxon Motorcycles announced today on Twitter that the company is officially up for sale with a link connecting to their Facebook page and the post below.
“Saxon Motorcycles is officially being offerred for sale. The sale of the company shalll include all intellectual property, inventory, parts, tools and equipment. If you have an interest in this very unique opportunity please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Saxon Motorcycles, producers of production bikes in the vein of Big Dog and Big Bear Choppers, got into the game a bit late in 2004. With the goal of making similarly styled bikes at a more competitive price point, Saxon had the bad fortune to throw their hat in the ring just as the popularity of these types of motorcycles was waning. Due to a series of setbacks, including complaints about customer service and problematic warranties, the company only survived a few years before going on the seller’s block.
Late in 2009, Mark Borodkin and Tim Gueltzow acquired the company. The pair went into the acquisition with good intentions, opening up a 40,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Gilbert, Arizona. With the American market for these types of motorcycles virtually dried up, Saxon sought to establish a bigger presence in the international market, especially Europe where over-the-top production choppers are still in demand. The company was able to establish dealerships in Belgium, Fance, Germany, Portugal, Denmark, the Netherlands, Russia and a few other countries. Unfortunately, it’s hard to overcome the bad reputation of predecessors as long as you’re flying under the same company name and Saxon hasn’t been able to overcome the problems that plagued it in the past.
Think you’ve got what it takes to turn around the misfortunes of an ailing motorcycle manufacturer? Want to be CEO of your own company? Then contact Borodkin at the email address above. If they can’t find a life line soon, add Saxon Motorcycles to the extinction list containing American IronHorse, Big Dog Motorcycles and Big Bear Choppers.
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