If you don’t know much about Ruff Cycles, here’s a quick recap. The German manufacturer began producing custom cruiser style bikes back in 2012, and ventured into the e-bike scene in 2016. Since then, these folks have cranked out several designs that have found homes in over 60 countries worldwide, and even into the hands of Cristiano Ronaldo.
As for Paul Teutul Jr., no introduction is needed. Most folks grew up seeing him and his family members on TV, and his designs represent some of the most iconic and well-known custom motorcycles around. After the departure from Orange County Choppers, Teutul Jr. and his wife, Rachael, co-founded Paul Jr. Designs.
For Jr. Designs, this venture presents an opportunity to expand into virgin territory. Think about it. There is no doubt the e-bike market is popping. Now, how would you feel knowing that you’re riding around on a bike a motorcycle design god has touched? Yeah, that’s what I thought as well.
“This relationship is a great representation of German engineering and American design. Ruff Cycles stood out as a leader in the electric bike world and I knew right away that we had to do a collaboration. This project is a great opportunity for my designs to be available to the incredible fan base that has supported me for all these years. Not everyone rides motorcycles but just about anyone can ride a bicycle,” Teutul Jr. says about the venture.
“We are proud that Paulie has chosen us as his partner, as most of our team has been fans of him for many years. There is incredible energy between both sides and we are looking forward to work closer together for years to come. His fans can look forward to see his unique style on our bikes!“ Pero Desnica, the CEO and founder of Ruff Cycles, adds.
What now? Well, if you want to see what these two teams have in store for you, make sure to make a note in your calendar for the 24th of March, 2021. That's when both crews will announce the first product via their websites, as detailed in the press release below.