Saxon Europe Works the Weak Dollar

The European importer and distributor of Saxon Motorcycles is capitalizing on the weak dollar by cutting the cost of its two models of custom V-twins by 10 percent.

Saxon Motorcycles Europe is reducing the price of the Firestorm and the Warlord to €25,000 and €25,750, respectively. This equals about $39,000 and $40,000.

"The reduction has become a possibility because of the low U.S. dollar rate in accordance with the euro," says Frank Vermeulen, one of the founders of New Rebel Motorcycles, Saxon Europe's parent company. "Additionally, we have been able to optimize the production because of the growing sales."

The company says it's passing this on to customers in the form of lower prices for the bikes manufactured in Casa Grande, Ariz. After shipping out of the U.S., the bikes are modified in the Netherlands to conform to European regulations before being sent to dealers in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland, says the company's website.

Saxon Europe obtained European approval for the two models in 2007.