Patriot Motorcycles Corporation and zMAX -R- Micro-Lubricant -TM- Sign Agreement Enhancing Coverage On All Yamoto -TM- ATV's and Dirt Bikes For Up to Five YearsDANA POINT, Calif.--Nov. 1, 20041, 2004--On October 28, 2004, Patriot Motorcycles Corporation(TM) (Pink Sheets: PMCY) and zMAX(R) Micro-Lubricant(TM) entered into an unprecedented agreement that allows Patriot Motorcycles Corporation to enhance the factory warranty of its exclusively distributed Off-Road Yamoto(TM) products.
zMAX is the official micro-lubricant of Speedway Motorsports Inc. ((SMI) NYSE:TRK) owners of premiere racing venues that host NASCAR, IRL, NHRA, Champ Car and World of Outlaw events. With over 50 years experience in racing, zMAX is endorsed and used by a litany of racing legends including Carroll Shelby and AJ Foyt.
zMAX, when added to the engine and fuel, increases gas mileage, reduces emissions, improves engine performance and, most importantly, increases engine life. Continual use every six months will cover the engine, transmission, carburetor, primary and final drives and all internally lubricated parts for five years from the date of purchase. This enhanced guarantee covers parts and labor.
The zMAX Micro-Lubricant motorcycle formula will be packaged and co-branded with Patriot Motorcycles and made available initially through Patriot Motorcycle and ATV dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Chile and Brazil.
"We are extremely happy to announce our strategic alliance with Yamoto," stated Ed Rachanski, Sr., President of Oil-Chem Research Corp., makers of zMAX. "Our 25 plus years experience with air-cooled engines in the aviation market makes zMAX ideally suited for this relationship with Yamoto in the motorcycle and ATV arena."
Mark Green, President of Sales and Marketing for Patriot stated, "This is an historic event in the motorcycle world. This sets the Yamoto by Patriot product apart from all of the competition. Typically, Chinese-manufactured products come with a six-month limited warranty on dirt bikes and ATV's." This agreement and association with zMAX allows Patriot Motorcycles Corporation to improve product quality while it increases corporate, dealer and distributor revenue. "Additionally, this program drives customers back into our dealer locations on a regular basis, generating additional opportunities for our dealers."