Somerset-based motorcycle parts fabrication specialist Talon has been acquired by British GP2 Championship-winning Spirit Motorcycles for an undisclosed sum.
Talon is well-known for its range of hubs, wheels and sprockets. The company serves a customer base worldwide, including the US and Australia, from its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Yeovil.
The acquisition will allow Spirit’s team of experienced designers and network of former MotoGP engineers to bring their know-how to a respected brand. This team includes chassis expert Steve Bones, who has decades of experience designing and fabricating motorcycles and components for the MotoGP paddock.
The business will be run by Spirit Motorcycles founder and pioneer of the GP2 Championship Rod McDonagh, who has a 25-year background working with similar companies. Former Talon managing director Rob Sartin will stay on to assist in the transition.
Commenting on the takeover, McDonagh said: “We aim to continue Talon’s existing strategy of delivering world-class products while growing our customer base worldwide. We will merge the expert knowledge of Spirit with Talon’s engineers to introduce new race-quality products to the market, which we believe will drive growth for both businesses.”