Former Seagate exec gets on his trike -

Former Seagate exec gets on his trike


LONDON — A former R&D director at Seagate in Northern Ireland has changed career by setting up a company to develop and market innovative products for motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts.

Coleraine-based SuperTrike has been formed by two local engineers, John French and Raymond McMullan, and is introducing the manufacture of a range of upmarket motor trikes and three-wheeled scooters to Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic using conversion kits from a U.S. market leader.

French runs SurfTech International in Coleraine and is a former R&D director of Seagate Technology in Limavady, while McMullan owns McMullan Motors in Coleraine. The new company’s works and showroom will be based within McMullan Motors.

The company will use kits from MotorTrike of Dallas, Texas, to convert Honda and Harley Davidson motorbikes into trikes. It will also distribute trikes made by MotorTrike in the U.S.

The company is being assisted by Invest Northern Ireland and has already received enquiries from Spain for the trikes.

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