Hey here's a little something, hot off the rumor mill!! Vectrix USA is in discussion to sell Harley-Davidson the Vectrix IP. Harley-Davidson's interest is obvious, it is rumoured that H-D has been offered the IP for somewhere in the region of $2 million. With this IP good ole Harley can qualify for a susbstatial R&D alternate energy money from Uncle Sam. The exact terms of the deal are not known, and the whole thing may not happen as the full extent of Vectrix financial problems may not be understood (or be fully explained) to Harley-Davidson's shareholders.
There will be those enthusiasts who will rejoice at these talks, and believe H-D is just the white Knight. But even though I would love to see Vectrix survive as a product of the legendary H-D, I am concerned that H-D may simply take the US Grant money and never produce another Vectrix, or worse, Vectrix financial woes destroy an aleady struggling H-D.
Either way, we live in very exciting times