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This Titan Gecko Is a 'Roadhouse Riddle'

25 October 1999

This Titan Gecko Is a 'Roadhouse Riddle'
    PHOENIX, Oct. 25 -- The cover of the November 1999 issue of
Hot Rod Bikes features a Titan Motorcycle Co. of America 1999
Gecko(TM) unlike any other.  Dubbed "Roadhouse Riddle," the bike was
commissioned by Camel and co-sponsored by the magazine.  Titan's guileful
Gecko, which enjoys a four-page spread in the magazine, is one of four
sponsored bikes that guest stars throughout the year at bike events throughout
North America inside the Camel Roadhouse, an epicenter at most major events.
This is the second consecutive year of Titan's participation with Hot Rod
Bikes in the marketing tour.
    Each of the four custom bikes had one uncompromising requirement: that the
paint design reflect Camel's sponsorship in some way.  But other than that,
bike builders were not held.  While the Gecko's tanks are flanked by the Camel
logo, Titan went one, or rather several, better than that.  The Gecko
brainteaser also sports the time-honored symbol of the cigarette maker hidden
elsewhere on the bike, some dromedaries more difficult to find than others.
    Cracking the riddle could take hours as you admire the workmanship and
detail of the rubber-mount frame, or feast your eyes on the stretched tank or
the polished engine.  Don't forget to check out the inverted front forks for
clues.  Or, perhaps the genuine ostrich-grain leather seat cleverly conceals
the desert taxi.  You just never know where one of those wily one-humpers
might show up.  Even Joe Camel would have to admit how absolutely cool that
    "We had a lot of fun with this project, which also gave us an opportunity
to demonstrate Titan's painstaking craftsmanship and fine artistry," said
Titan President Patrick Keery.  "Titan takes great pride in redefining the
custom high-performance bike, and we are proud to team up once again with
Camel and Hot Rod Bikes in strutting our stuff."

    Founded in 1994, Titan Motorcycle Co. of America is a premier designer,
manufacturer and distributor of high-end, American-made, V-twin engine
motorcycles marketed under various Titan trademarks.  Titan's unique,
hand-built configurations, including the Gecko(TM), Roadrunner(TM),
Sidewinder(TM) and Phoenix(TM), represent the finest available in
custom-designed, volume-produced, performance motorcycles.  Manufactured at
the company's corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility, and available
with a variety of customized options and design, Titan large displacement
motorcycles are sold through a network of over 80 domestic and international

    NOTE: Any statements released by Titan Motorcycle Co. of America that are
forward-looking are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Editors and investors are cautioned
that forward-looking statements invoke risks and uncertainties that may affect
the company's business prospects and performance.  These include economic,
competitive, governmental, technological and other factors discussed in the
statements and/or in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange