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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-15-2015, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Erik Buell Racing Closes Its Doors

This is disappointing, but he says he will try again.

He was building amazing machines and doing well at the track, but I guess it's hard to stay alive, selling $18-$40,000 ultra high performance, hand built motorcycles.

Erik Buell Racing Closes Its Doors - Cycle News

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Saw that on our local news yesterday. Wonder if he lost his overseas financial backing ?

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Saw that on our local news yesterday. Wonder if he lost his overseas financial backing ?
Looks like Hero Motorcycles dropped him unexpectedly.

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137,000 bikes is a cult following? I guess if asked, yes, I am a member of a cult. Hope that doesn't get me in trouble.
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Auction at Buell Racing yesterday. Wonder if Polaris bought lock and stock, that's what was going around. That's 2 strikes, Erik has 1 to go !

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I had a '96 S2T for about 5 years. Only thing I ever had to do to it was a shifter pawl replacement. I sold it to BabyHuey on 1130cc.com. I miss it sometimes, fun bike.

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The asset auction was originally scheduled for yesterday (7/21), but has been delayed.

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Flash ... Word has it that Erik Buell is apparently back in the works again with a new independent investor. Tentative location still in East Troy with many original employees.
Gotta wait and see what happens now.
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Yep, bought by Bruce Belfer. He has posted on several of the Buell forums and seems to be the real deal; a successful businessman, all American and a motorcycle enthusiast.
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Lets hope he maintains the quality of the original product.
Too many times in situations like this it suffers in the effort to increase the bottom line.

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