This Titan Gecko Is a 'Roadhouse Riddle'
25 October 1999This 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 is. "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 dealers. 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 Commission.