Prior to formal launch, the company created it's mission and nine guiding principles. Key today--to The Riders Club--is Principle Number 6..."We Will Have Fun". 

The Mission of the XH Riders Club...is to make sure we implement this Principle Number 6...of having fun.

The roots to the Riders Club were established at the relaunch of the Excelsior-Henderson brand by Hanlon Manufacturing Company in 1993, as the company early on adopted motorcycle industry events and fostered new events to help promote brand awareness for the  motorcycles to be built.  Additionally, it is the fun part of the company...the chance to promote and attend rallies..at the grassroots level.

Many of you reading this have been involved or heard of the 1999-2000 Excelsior-Henderson motorcycles for some time, so you also either know of or have been part of the longer story, and have heard of the Road Crew. Maybe you met the company at an event, maybe you were a Road Crew member, maybe an honorary Road Crew member by volunteering to help out at an event, or maybe you were an attendee at our public unveiling of our prototype motorcycles in Sturgis 1996 or Daytona Bike Week 1997. Those of you are part of the longer story, the trials and tribulations of building an independent proprietary American Made OEM motorcycle...from the ground up...The Road Crew.

In honor of the Road Crew name and legacy, the Riders Club continues the grass roots involvement of the events and rallies--past, present, and future--is carried on with owners and riders...through the X Riders Club.

Each Road Crew member proudly carried their Mission and Principles card, which was provided to them at the time they joined the company.  It is from these Principles, that we adopt ours...Principle Number 6. The rest of them are pretty good too, so you might want to check them out. They are timeless principles, intended to endure forever.

The X Riders Club (XHRC) is the only Official riders/owners/aficionados club of 1999-2000 Excelsior-Henderson Super X Motorcycles. All expenses to manage the Club come from Club memberships, sales of merchandise, and as needed from parent company funding.

The X Riders Club encourages local, national, and international activities or events to encourage the fellowship of the Club. Also, on occasion the Club may hold reunion gatherings in Belle Plaine, MN the true birthplace of the motorcycles we all ride. The community of Belle Plaine is proud of their part in motorcycle history and welcomes our presence.

You do not need to own a 1999-2000 Excelsior-Henderson motorcycle...just the desire to belong to the Club. Why? Well, not everyone may own or ride a 1999-2000 Super X at a particular point in time, however if they have the desire to, over time most will buy and ride one -- or maybe they did previously. Some might like to join to be with a buddy or family member, and some just like to join and wear cool apparel. Also, some people simply like to be involved with things of interest to them...like the Tucker or DeLorean motor clubs.

Members will be kept informed of Club activities through email, chat forums, social media accounts, etc...so that we may all stay connected, especially our friends across the pond in Sweden and other countries.


The Club is self-managed by it's membership Board membership terms are a two-year period and are elected by the membership in accordance with The Club Declaration and Code. Participation is encouraged.

This is your club, and any efforts you can provide on behalf of the Club will be greatly appreciated. Perhaps you or your family can help plan an afternoon ride, or breakfast. Or a Sunday service ride. Or a weekend gathering. Or a night at the casino. Or join the Board and help with the management and guidance of The Club. Or maybe you own a printing business and can assist with Club merchandise. Or maybe you have technical knowledge you can share.  Or maybe you can be the Road Captain for a local/national/international event. There is no financial reward, only reward is personal pride and satisfaction. The goal is to have you involved as little or as much as you like, recognizing at different times in life you will be able to.


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