Founded relatively recently in 2004, Saxon Motorcycle Company is a fairly new entry onto the motorcycle market. The company specializes in production custom model motorcycles that are priced reasonably. While a manufacturing process that’s fragmented dominates much of the custom bike market, Saxon Motorcycle Company applies professional management and production processes to produce quality custom style bikes. The company was founded by passionate motorcycle enthusiasts with years of experience in management, production, and creative enterprises. With a talented team of engineers, designers, and manufacturers, Saxon has quickly established itself as a player in the production custom bike market. Saxon Motorcycles are manufactured in Gilbert, AZ and the company has a dealer network across the U.S. and Canada, with distributors in Europe, South Africa, and Australia. However despite making a strong start into the cruiser market initially, Saxon Motorcycles The whims of a fickle buying public that rapidly moves on to the next big thing in motorcycling has led to the company being sold once before in 2009 when the original owners found it too much to maintain the company. Currently Saxon Motorcycles is for sale yet again. Having seen their American market share shrinking in the past few years, the company is also currently working to establish dealerships across Europe in countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Denmark, Russia, and the Netherlands. In the past Saxon has been criticized for its customer services and its problematic warranties. Whether or not the company will be capable of moving beyond these setbacks remains to be seen. However despite this, they continue to produce quality custom style bikes such as the 2012 Saxon Motorcycle Villain.
The 2012 Saxon Motorcycle Villain is a mean-looking, low-slung chopper with a fat 300mm rear tire. The bike was designed with power and attitude in mind. However it also provides riders with a remarkably smooth ride. The 2012 Villain is equipped with a 1566cc S&S engine that comes in standard black can be customized with polished chrome. The engine is paired with a right side drive six-speed transmission that facilitates smooth shifting and easy, accessible power. A solid paint job is standard and 80-spoke wheels combine with the bike’s low profile and extreme front-fork rake to provide the Villain with its distinct vintage chopper look. Optional upgrades for the 2012 Saxon Motorcycle Villain include four levels of special paint, polished engine and transmission, polished billet wheels, a chrome package, a black package, and S&S 111ci Engine, and an S&S V100 EFI Engine. Like all members of the Saxon Motorcycle family, the 2012 Villain is highly customizable. Riders can choose from several custom paint options, finishes, wheels, and accessories. Before most recently being put up for sale, Saxon struck a deal with Sinister Industries, granting riders access to an entire line of specially created accessories for Saxon Motorcycle’s various models.
While Saxon Motorcycles the company may have some ways to go in terms of sorting themselves out, they’ve surely produced a fine production custom bike in the 2012 Saxon Motorcycles Villain. Affordably priced, classically styled, with power and performance to boot, the 2012 Villain is a mean machine that will turn heads and very likely get the pulse racing. Like all Saxon bikes, the 2012 Villain was built to last and is assembled at the company’s production facility near Phoenix, AZ. With an array of great standard features and ample possibilities for customization, the 2012 Saxon Motorcycles Villain would seem to have a lot of what you might look for in a production custom model. That the Saxon Villain is not seen more often on the streets as it might be is not so much a reflection on its quality, as it is of the fact that the public’s fascination with custom bikes has waned significantly in the past few years.