Royal Enfield hires motorcycle chassis specialist Harris Performance

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has acquired Harris Performance Products, a UK-based company with over 40 years of experience in perfecting two-wheelers. Set up over 40 years ago by brothers Steve and Lester Harris and Stephen Bayford, Harris Performance is one of the leading experts in designing and manufacturing of specialised high- performance motorcycle chassis and components.  Under the terms of the deal, Royal Enfield will acquire all assets, employees, trade names, technical know-how and intellectual property of Harris Performance Products Ltd. 

Steve Harris, director Harris Performance, with Siddhartha Lal, CEO, Royal Enfield.

Harris Performance has had a longstanding relationship with Royal Enfield and was responsible for the chassis development of the brand’s Continental GT cafĂ© racer model. Harris Performance is also the only manufacturer from the UK to have been officially commissioned by Yamaha and Suzuki to design, develop and manufacture race bikes for Grand Prix and World Superbike races. 


Siddhartha Lal, CEO, Royal Enfield, said: “Royal Enfield is working on its new generation of products and platforms; to have the Harris Performance team dedicatedly working with us will clearly enhance our engineering and product design capabilities. Their proven expertise, deep insight and understanding of motorcycling and Royal Enfield will be invaluable for us in our journey towards achieving leadership in the global mid-sized motorcycling segment. All of the current staff at Harris Performance will now become employees of Royal Enfield, taking responsibility of performance and development engineering for our new range of motorcycles. They will be part of Royal Enfield’s upcoming UK Tech Centre,” he added. 

Mark Wells from Xenophya, Siva from Royal Enfield and Steve Harris from Harris Performance
Steve Harris, founder, Harris Performance, said, “Having worked with Eicher Motors Ltd’s motorcycle brand Royal Enfield for a number of years as a technical partner, we have experienced first-hand their capability, commitment, and ambition for their motorcycles and accessories. We are proud to be integrated into the Eicher family, and the founders and staff of Harris Performance look forward contributing to Royal Enfield’s continued success.” 

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