Motorcycle USA: So how does it feel to work for yourself these days?
Vinnie: It’s very good. It’s got its plus and minuses, but I would never go back to the way it was before.
Motorcycle USA: What was it like trying to work with the cameras on you all the time? Were you ever afraid of screwing something because the cameras were on you?
Vinnie: You get used to it. I established a pretty good relationship with some of the crew. After a couple of years filming we had become pretty good friends. And even if you did screw something up, it was OK. Even if they put it on TV, that’s human nature. You learn from your mistakes.
Motorcycle USA: What would you do if a TV producer came in offering big money and wanted to film V Force?
Vinnie: We actually already have a production company out of Florida and are working on something now. We don’t have a network yet, but there’s talks going on. It won’t be focused on the same type of drama but will be more tech-oriented.
Motorcycle USA: What was the biggest challenge starting your own company?
Vinnie: Actually, just doing it. It was a big step. It was something I wanted to do for a long time, but I’m not a risk taker. I’ve got a family to feed.
V Force Customs had this motorcycle on hand for us to check out and have their current project, the V Force Deuce, on display at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona.
Motorcycle USA: What are you working on now?
Vinnie: We’re working on two bikes, actually. The V Force Deuce, which is our own bike that we are going to use as a marketing tool to show what we can do. It’s about 70% complete but gets put on the back burner if another project comes up. The other is a custom build for Geese Chasers, a company who breeds dogs that professionally chase off geese. It’s a pro-street bike.
Motorcycle USA: I know because of the economy, high-end motorcycles aren’t in great demand right now. How have you guys been getting by?
Vinnie: From what we’ve seen, production bikes aren’t in high demand, but we’re still getting orders for customs. We also have a full machine shop and do production parts.
Motorcycle USA: What’s in the near future for V Force?
Vinnie: To keep doing what we’re doing. That includes a TV show that will hopefully air around mid-summer, as well as doing an instructional ‘How-To’ DVD set.