Don't know if this is the appropriate area for this but given the fact this company designs some engine product for BMW I'm hoping it's a fit here. The company's name was mentioned by another individual in the Wethead recall thread if I'm not mistaken. I was aware of a 3rd party being involved in some of the dual-purpose engine builds I think it was. Similar to the outsourcing of product build within the automotive industry. But I never realized the extent of BMW outsourcing in regards to engine design. Maybe. I actually need to read further to know if this is the case. I just assumed BMW had all the prerequisite skills in-house given the fact they are a global company. But we all know what happens when you assume. Please note I am not saying this is a bad thing. Quite the opposite; a compliment for recognizing your weaknesses and taking action to shore up the weakness.
Here's a look at this company's page for the Motorcycle Transportation sector:
I remember years ago (decades?) being very surprised at the amount of outsourcing within the automotive industry. The motorcycle industry doesn't begin to have the quantity nor the quality of professional trade publications that the automotive folks have. I wonder if the very same thing is going on within our industry. Putting many diverse heads together should theoretically mean better product. And, there is no doubt today's product is nothing short of amazing stuff. Across all brands today we have quality that just didn't exist that long ago. It's far more about taking care of your customer today then ever before. We have arrived about as close as you're getting to transportation perfection as you're going to get. How cool is that?