HMF Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Hans Luenger in Cleveland, Ohio. Hans started the company by himself in his garage building private label aftermarket performance Ducati Motorcycle exhausts for Fast By Ferracci. As the workload increased, Hans hired three of his friends and bought a building in Brooklyn, Ohio in 1999 to help with the manufacturing process and diversify the product line. In addition to the Ducati exhausts, HMF began to produce it's own line of high performance aftermarket exhausts for the Honda RC 51 motorcycle and the Honda 400EX ATV. To better understand the market, Hans started racing motorcycles in 1999 and expanded the product line of sport and street motorcycle exhausts to better serve the sport he was competing in.