2012 Dirico Flyer
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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler lends his star power to the Dirico project, boasting a love of motorcycling that he says creates a sense of freedom he cant find elsewhere.
Dirico Motorcycles is a collaboration between Tyler, his neighbor Mark Dirico, and his cousin Stephen Talarico.
The talent and brains behind this is Mark Dirico, says Talarico plainly. The man whose name is on the tank has an engineering background and specializes in machine design, a field in which he holds more than 20 patents. One of his other companies has the capacity to produce 4 million boxes a day!
Talaricos role is in providing marketing savvy as well as the facilities to build the bikes out of his impressive Manchester Harley-Davidson dealership in New Hampshire. Three full-time builders work out of the shop, and the company says it takes about 10 days to build a bike from start to finish.
As for Tylers contributions, the rocker says its mostly in tweaks and details, adding, Its an ongoing process with Mark.
It was back in September 2007 when the company first announced its debut under the Red Wing Motorcycles brand, a reference to Aerosmiths winged logo. But Honda didnt take kindly to another motorcycle company having ties to the red-wing theme that is part of its trademark. It was a fiasco, Talarico comments. Honda came after us and they were relentless.
And so the companys name became the less imaginative Dirico Motorcycles (I personally think Aerocycles mightve been more provocative ), launched at a time when boutique chopper brands arent really in step with a tanking economy.
The V-Twin market is really constricting right now, and were carving out a little niche says Talarico. Were not giving up.
Were trying to have fun with the products were doing, Tyler interjects.
Vehicle History Report
- Motorcycle ID201184775
- Stock Number423087
- Mileage4,987 miles
- TransmissionManual 5-Speed
- Exterior ColorBlack
- Heated Seats?No
- Cruise Control?No
- Antilock Brakes?No
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