"I truly believe you are going to witness a revolution in motorcycling," said Tradewise president Matthew Trattner, who became interested in helping to bankroll the Christini bike after reading a 2005 review of it in Trail Rider magazine, which is published in Medford.
Trattner rides off-road for recreation but earns his
living as a commodities trader.Among other investing partners, he
enlisted Vincent Viola, a former New York Mercantile Exchange chairman and part owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team.
Viola's participation was a magnet for subsequent deep-pocketed investors, Trattner
"We're not in here to make a couple of million," Trattner
said, scoffing at the notion of such a meager return.