AUBURN, Ala., May 10, 2012 -- Viper Motorcycle Company, a wholly owned division of Viper Powersports Inc. (OTCQB: VPWI), has selected 2-time Bonneville land speed record holder Valerie Thompson to present their new Special Edition Viper Diamondback at Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Car Auction on May 16 in Indianapolis.
Built in Auburn, Alabama after 8 years of design and testing, the Viper Diamondback is the world's fastest production V-Twin Supercruiser. Powered by a proprietary 152 C.I. Viper/Ilmor engine, it produces 165 ft. lbs. of torque and 130 HP to the rear wheel. The Diamondback is said to offer the handling characteristics of a sportbike due to a patented "on-the-fly" adjustable air-ride suspension, and runs 20% cooler than standard air-cooled V-Twins. With fully adjustable forward controls, the bike fits a wide size range of riders from 5ft. 3 in. to 6ft. 7 in.
"We felt it was appropriate to have one of the world's fastest females present the world's fastest Supercruiser at the world's largest collector car auction," stated Colbert Seagraves, VP Marketing & Race Operations for Viper Motorcycle Company. "We expect the bike and Valerie to be a big hit at the Spring Classic. We told her she will be known as the "Viper Vixen" after successfully presenting the Special Edition Diamondback," added Seagraves.
Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction will offer over 2,000 vehicles at the Indiana State Fairgrounds located at 1202 E 38th Street, Indianapolis Indiana. The event will be televised live on Discovery's Velocity Network May 15-20, 2012.