Can this be true? Is this a new direction being forged for the two most popular folding bike manufactures? Dahon's own Josh Hon speculates on Brompton's own potential:
The full account of Josh Hon's own feelings and experiences with Brompton is clarified and discussed posted by Mr. Hon himself. Perhaps in this new century, all businesses must forge a new open link between themselves in order to survive (and even thrive) in a world that is not quite ready for a different product. I still think that Brompton and Dahon should stay separate as far as the intent of it's given product and wider appeal for a given range of user. I own both brands. I use them in a overlapping, yet sometimes in completely different ways. I like both for this reason. I might have a favorite, but I am rather loathe about stating which one it is.