Cleveland CycleWerks (CCW) an American motorcycle manufacturer based in Cleveland, Ohio, announced its plans to enter India last year. This week, the company’s Indian subsidiary – Cleveland CycleWerks India officially began their journey in the country.
At the venue of their manufacturing / assembling unit, management of Cleveland CycleWerks India performed ‘bhoomi pooja’. The factory is located in Pune. The update was shared on their social media page. Along with it, they had mentioned – “Well begun is half done and Cleveland Cyclewerks India has begun it’s journey with a Pooja at the Pune Factory. A long journey begins with blessings. Cleveland Cyclewerks India, hitting roads soon.”
With plans set to introduce the first model in India sometime later this year, CCW will bring in the Ace – retro classic commuter, Misfit – a café racer and EXr – a dirt bike. It has been learnt that Ace has already completed component testing at ARAI with final tests scheduled to be completed by end of next month. The two other models will follow in due course, while two more bikes from the CCW lineup – Heist a hardtail bobber and Hooligun a dual sport Enduro bike, will launch in India sometime in 2018.
CCW, set up by Scott Colosimo, Jarrod Streng and Curtis Ray in 2009, is a small motorcycle company based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Bikes in the company lineup are offered in three different categories – Classic, Modern and Custom and sales span 25 countries across the globe.
Most spare parts are currently sourced from China. Assembly and sales in India will be done in collaboration with Laish-Madison MotorWerks, a Hyderabad based company with a plant to be set up in the state of Telangana.
Each of the bikes are small displacement bikes ranging from 125cc to 450cc and all bikes are powered by single cylinder engines based on older Honda motors.