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Samson Exhaust History

In 1991, Samson Motorcycle Products was founded by former owner Kenny Price, known to many as “The Godfather of Pipes”. Kenny’s mission was to provide durable pipes that brought attention to any bike sporting them.  After developing that mission over a three-year time frame, the company began to grow and establish themselves with prominent dealers and distributors. Samson soon became a common name in the riding community among motorcycle enthusiasts.

The company re-located in 2012 from California to the Black Hills of Sturgis, South Dakota and continued to flourish. However, while located in Sturgis, CEO and Founder Kenny Price made the decision he was ready to take last ride with the company and head into retirement. In February of 2016, the company officially went up for sale. But it wasn’t until November 7th, 2017 – just 1 day before the company was set to go up for auction, that it found it’s new home with current Samson Exhaust President Mike Baverstock.  The company then officially relocated to its current production location in Avilla, Indiana on February 16th, 2018.

As Mike took over the company, his philosophy for the company quickly began to show through in the products now being manufactured in the Avilla facility. Simply put – if Mike wouldn’t put the product on his own bike, he wasn’t going to ask customers to put it on theirs. With 30+ years in the tubing industry, Mike’s expectations and standards for quality and performance are set high. So the focus of the company very quickly molded into providing quality, American Made motorcycle exhaust systems with the end goal always being a happy and satisfied customer.

In 2018 Samson grew again – as it began to provide tubing up to 5” to the commercial vehicle industry through our Samson Tube LLC Division.  And as we continue to grow- Samson Exhaust is quickly re-building our rapport and relationships with prominent dealers, mom and pop repair shops, distributors, and with YOU – our customers! Samson Exhaust is Stronger Than Ever – and we are devoted to making sure we continue to provide, design, and produce quality exhausts to each and every one of our customers and dealers! Our customers are our top priority!

Samson Exhaust is also proud to sponsored our NHRA Top Fuel Harley Bike and rider Tii Tharpe – who was the back to back NHRA Top Fuel Harley Champion in both 2018 & 2019 .  We also proudly support and sponsor NHRA Funny Car Driver Terry Haddock.

We want to thank all of our customers – past, present, and future – for your business and support! Thank you for choosing Samson!

To stay up to date on the latest happenings here at Samson Exhaust – keep an eye on our social media pages. You can find us on Facebook & Instagram, where we often feature our customer’s and dealer’s builds. As well as live action coverage on race weekends from our pits at the NHRA Race Events!