Cleveland – Custom motorcycle manufacturer Knievel Cycles – founded by father and son daredevils Evel Knievel and “Kaptain” Robbie Knievel – recently named welding equipment and consumable manufacturer Lincoln Electric as the company's official welding supplier.
As part of the new partnership, Lincoln Electric will provide Knievel Cycles with technical training and application engineering support. In addition, the motorcycle manufacturer selected Lincoln Electric welding equipment to outfit its custom fabrication shop.
"Our team chose Lincoln because they’re the best in the industry,” said Robbie Knievel. “Knievel Cycles is committed to making the world’s finest custom motorcycles, and we need the most advanced welding equipment and the best training from Lincoln to do it.”
With a manufacturing facility located in Hermitage, Pa., Knievel Cycles produces more than 1,200 custom cycles each year. In-house operations include everything from research and development to assembly and customer service.
In addition to building Euro 3, EPA- and Department of Transportation-approved custom motorcycles, Knievel has developed a number of brands and franchises. Robbie Knievel is also partnering with Disney XD as a show stunt consultant for a series of 2-D animated shorts featuring Kid Knievel, a 12-year-old boy aspiring to become the world’s greatest daredevil. The show is scheduled to premiere in late 2009.
For more information about Knievel Cycles and related brands, visit www.knievelcycles.com.
The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more information, visit their website at www.lincolnelectric.com.