• Dec 6, 2008
Click above for more shots of Steven Tyler at the New England International Auto Show

Back in September of 2007, Steven Tyler, best known as the lead singer for Aerosmith, launched a custom motorcycle company along with his cousin, Stephen Talarico, and cycle designer Mark Dirico. The trio called the company Red Wing Motorcycles. That high-flying moniker may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but it turns out that the name was already taken. In fact, it's been taken a few times. This being the case, Tyler used the New England International Auto Show, which is running this weekend, to announce that the company has been renamed Dirico Custom Motorcycles. To see the whole thing take place live on video, click here.

Yeah, so it may not be as catchy as Red Wing, but at least it's available. As far as the bikes go, these "factory custom" machines seem like quality pieces and use mostly stock V-Twin powerplants from The Motor Company. While this means they should be pretty reliable, there's not much here to separate Red Wing Dirico Custom Motorcycles from those of the the hundreds of other "custom" manufacturers. So, what's the hook? Each bike comes pre-signed by none other than... Steven Tyler, of course.


[Source: Auto Insane]


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      Larry
      • 6 Years Ago
      I suppose that name was in honor of Tyler earning his "wings"
      • 6 Years Ago
      politics ...is that an indian?
      Bill
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess if you really like Aerosmith...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can you dorifto a dorico?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can just picture it:

      Getting that brand-spanking new toy from Dirico Custom Motorcycles. Hopping on it and firing it up to go for that first long cruise and out of nowhere some a-hole yelling, "DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY!".
      jamesnpost
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a Cushman Eagle.... lame-o.
      Thesda
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is one ugly motorcycle
      • 6 Years Ago
      As long as nobody's trademarked the name in relation to selling motorcycles or accessories, there shouldn't be a legal problem. No chance of confusing motorcycles with shoes or hockey players.
      wolfster9
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tyler who? Harley rules.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm showing my age here but, let's bring back good, British bikes like the Norton or BSA!!!
      Dave
      • 6 Years Ago
      I still prefer the Harleys and Hondas to that red mess.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Umm- Setven Tyler's real name is Stephen Tallarico - I find it odd that he would have an uncle that named his kid the exact same name as his brother's kid?
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