NHRA Top Fuel Driver Brandon Bernstein placed the winning bid of $55,000 on the 1st production 2012 "Black Diamond Edition" Viper Diamondback at Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic the World's Largest Collector Car Auction

Jun 06, 2012, 09:18 ET from Viper Powersports, Inc

AUBURN, Ala., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTCQB: VPWI) -- Brandon Bernstein, NHRA Top Fuel Driver of the MavTV/Lucas Oil Top Fuel Dragster for the Morgan Lucas Race Team and a 21-time NHRA winner placed the winning bid of $55,000.00 on the first production 2012 "Black Diamond Edition" Viper Diamondback at Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Car Auction on May 16 in Indianapolis, IN.   

"Having someone like Brandon Bernstein come to the Mecum Auction and place the winning bid was awesome," stated Colbert Seagraves, VP Marketing & Race Operations for Viper Motorcycles. "Brandon is the motorcycle enthusiast who was looking for more then just another pretty motorcycle and he is someone that understands the technology that went into building the 'Black Diamond Edition'.  We are very proud to welcome Brandon to the Viper Family of Owners."  Brandon Bernstein had this to say, "I had been looking at the Viper Diamondback for over a year and had done some extensive research and knew what an awesome motorcycle this was.  When Viper got involved at the Gainesville NHRA race and I got to see one up close I knew I had to have one.  Then I heard about the special edition Diamondback they were auctioning at Mecum's in my hometown, I knew I had to attend and make a run at it.  I could not believe that I had the winning bid.  I love this bike and it rides even better than it looks, if you can believe that!"

Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction offered over 2,000 vehicles at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  The event was televised live on Discovery's Velocity Network and will be repeated throughout the year.  To see a clip of the "Black Diamond Edition" on the auction block at the Mecum Indy Auction click on the following link: http://youtu.be/4g0MW0eOzPQ

Viper Motorcycle Company Background

Built in Auburn, Alabama, after 8 years of design and testing, the Viper Diamondback is the world's fastest production V-Twin Supercruiser.  Powered by a proprietary 152 C.I. Viper/Ilmor engine, it produces 165 ft. lbs. of torque while delivering 120 HP.  The Diamondback offers the superior handling characteristics of a Sportbike due to it's patented "on-the-fly" adjustable air-ride suspension and runs 20% cooler than standard air-cooled V-Twins. With fully adjustable forward controls allowing a customizable riding position, the bike fits a wide size range of riders from 5'3" to 6'7".  Viper Motorcycle Company has created the highest performance engineered American motorcycle in the industry utilizing unique design solutions and patented technology to deliver superior performance. Viper Supercruiser motorcycles are designed & manufactured for affluent enthusiasts seeking uncompromising ride, high performance, and cutting edge engineering. Over 80% of a Viper motorcycle is proprietary with most component parts CNC machined from billet aluminum.

ABOUT VIPER POWERSPORTS, INC:  Viper Powersports designs, manufactures and markets a line of premium American built other related aftermarket products through an independent dealer network. Joint venture partner Ilmor Engineering (www.ilmor.com), provides technical developmental support for the proprietary V-Twin engine, utilizing their 25 years of engine design expertise, ensuring Viper's long term success as America's newest domestic OEM of motorcycles. Viper Motorcycle Company website is www.vipermotorcycle.com.

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