I was kind of hoping they would all merge with Highland... that is before Malmberg, Bales and Riddoch were killed in the plane crash. (I still wrestle with "conspiracy theories"...).
Often you see niche companies buy out patents on discontinued products and sometimes even improve them. Naza here in Malaysia often takes discontinued auto engines and even 1 motorcycle engine (the old Suzuki SV650) and improve them. CCM is adding oil capacity and some other changes to BMW/Husky's 450.
I'd love to see Highland make a die-cast version of the 70 degree engine and encorporate there amazing fueling system.
I'm a moron when it comes to legal/patent issues... what say you all? Would something like that be possible/plausible? Why wouldn't Husaberg want somebody using their 70 degree design and to continue developing it?