About WSM & Walt Siegl
Walt Siegl designs contemporary high-performance motorcycles that celebrate timeless, classic styling. The WSM team uses the latest in electronics, suspension and breaking technology to build machines with exquisite performance, ease of use and safety. Every WSM motorcycle is hand-built to order in our New Hampshire workshop. WSM’s first series model is the air-cooled Ducati-based Leggero, using Walt Siegl-designed chassis and bodywork. In 2015, WSM launched the Bol d’Or series. The Bol d’Or is based on zero mile current MV 3-cylinder models. Walt has also designed two new WSM series motorcycles, due out in late 2017.
At 19, Walt left art school in his native Austria to join a road racing team. He later worked in France as a shunter in a train yard and as a toolmaker and welder in Germany, Austria and Italy. A job with an Austrian steel company took him to Moscow, where he eventually joined the Austrian Foreign Service.
In 1985 he transferred to New York City for a position promoting contemporary Austrian art and culture for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Walt spent his free time building motorcycles for himself and friends out of a basement across the river in Long Island City.
In 2007 he moved his workshop and his family to an old mill town in southern New Hampshire to build motorcycles full time.
Aran Johnson: Lead Technician
Aran has worked in motorcycle shops his entire professional life. His expert knowledge of suspension and chassis setup, as well as all motorcycle systems, made his transition to WSM seamless.
Aran has won multiple regional championships in motocross and flat track. He also loves woods riding, ice racing and hare scrambles.