Klock Werks Kustom Cycles and Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Begin Joint Venture
The following is a news release issued by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles and Kiwi Indian.
MITCHELL, SD - Kiwi Indian and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles have formed a joint venture to help move both companies forward. Mike Tomas of Kiwi Indian has already moved his parts distribution from California to Mitchell, SD. Said Mike, "Brian and I are close friends who share the same work ethic and long-term vision about the future of our respective businesses." Kiwi’s service/repair work, restorations, manufacturing, and new bike building will remain in California for now.
“This is a project Mike, my wife Laura and I have talked about for three years, so in light of the economy, yes it’s a good move. But more so there’s an interest in working more efficiently for both entities and a desire to be gentlemen of the industry,” said Brian. “I have long held Mike and (his wife) Carolyn in high regard for their upstanding moral outlook on business; thus Laura, I and our team are proud to be associated with them.”
Both Klock and Kiwi have participated in TV build-offs and continue to garner their share of magazine coverage. There is a mutual respect between these builders and a desire to share designs and concepts in an effort to keep innovating.
Klock stated that financially both companies are fortunately strong. The venture makes Kiwi’s parts line more centrally located to more easily reach many industry events and provide access to parts distribution routes. “One warehouse, better shipping contracts, and improved customer service are all goals we hope for,” Brian said. “Yes, growth and change are difficult in any setting, let alone a down economy. Our families and teams have prayed for guidance and thought the time was right. We all are smiling about this new venture and look forward to the challenges ahead. The camaraderie that is motorcycling lives on!”
If you are in Riverside, California, stop by and visit Kiwi Indian at 4183 Fairgrounds Street, or if you happen to be headed east toward I-90 for Sturgis, stop off in the Corn Palace city and see the new setup, just off exit 332 in Mitchell, SD.