INDIANAPOLIS (January 25, 2008) — Nearly 600 attendees gathered at the Body English nightclub inside the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on January 8—evening two of the International Consumer Electronics Show—to witness Klipsch unveil its custom designed chopper as built by Orange County Choppers. Watch footage from event.
“Our bike rocks—literally! For us to be part of something like this is too cool for words, but you definitely feel it once you sit on it,” said Mike Klipsch, president of Klipsch Audio Technologies. “High performance all-around—it’s ‘eye-catching style meets sheer brute strength’.”
Like everything built by Orange County Choppers, the Klipsch bike is unique. It reflects the legendary 62-year-old company’s true personality by featuring its signature copper and black color scheme, horn and woofer assemblies, a working iPod dock, detailed Paul W. Klipsch (PWK) logos on each chrome wheel’s blade-like spokes, as well as Klipsch logos on the air filter and black leather seat.
For those who are unaware, proprietary horn-loaded technology has—and will always be—the driving force behind Klipsch’s highly acclaimed and stunningly precise sound. In fact, Paul W. Klipsch founded the company in 1946 on the promise of a corner horn-loaded speaker design.
Also as part of the partnership, OCC is currently building a new 92,000-square-foot corporate facility in Newburgh, N.Y. and has chosen Klipsch as its preferred audio provider. From the retail area to the shop floor more than 100 Klipsch speakers will bring dynamic sound to the entire building.
On February 4, Klipsch hosted a special bike unveiling at its corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. for employees. “This is a big, once-in-a-lifetime deal for us and we wanted everyone inside the company to be a part of it,” said Klipsch. Watch footage from event.
Additional Chopper Details
• 10 ft. long and weighs 600 pounds
• Back tire is 300 mm
• Size and type of engine: A S&S 117 cubic-inch motor (1916CC)
• 120 horsepower with 135 foot-pounds of torque
• Six-speed transmission
• 3.5-gallon gas tank with a half-gallon reserve
• Features a pair of Klipsch K-77D horns and an RVX-42 woofer