The 1125R Lives
Harley-Davidson recently announced that following the company’s recent decision to discontinue the Buell motorcycle product line, Erik Buell, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Buell Motorcycle Company, will leave the motor company to establish Erik Buell Racing, an independent motorcycle race shop.
Erik Buells Speaks…
Click video to see Erik Buell talk about the sad news that was announced today by Harley-Davidson. Erik Buell wanted to share this personal message about the Buell Motorcycle Company closure. At this point it looks like the only American manufacture of sportbikes (Buell 1125R, 1125CR, XB Firebolt, Lightning and Ulysses) has lost it’s future promise. Somehow I hope Erik Buell finds a way to keep his motorcycle innovations alive.
Buell Motorcycle Company officials thanked the company’s customers, employees and dealers for an unforgettable ride, following today’s announcement by Harley-Davidson, Inc. that it will discontinue the Buell product line as part of Harley-Davidson’s go-forward business strategy. The new long-term strategy aims to drive Company growth through a focus of efforts and resources on the Harley-Davidson brand.
"I want to personally thank all our past and present Buell employees, dealers and suppliers for their efforts.
Buell: America’s Sportbike
Please click video to learn more about the the now defunct Buell Motorcycle Company. After today’s announcement that Buell would now be shut down, we wanted to run this video as a tribute to the last and only American sportbike company. We are dissappointed to see Harley-Davidson close the doors on Erik Buell. And we hope that Erik Buell finds a way to continue his efforts in the near future.
Buell Closes Doors
Please click video to see the Buell motorcycle production factory that will be closed based on the recent news. Buell Motorcycle Company sent at note out saying that company officials want to thank the customers, employees and dealers for an unforgettable ride, following the announcement by Harley-Davidson that it will discontinue the Buell motorcycle product line. This shocking announcement was part of Harley-Davidson’s go-forward business strategy.
The Buell riding experience embodies radical designs and intuitive performance that rewards uncompromising riders. From the race track to the back road, a Buell motorcycle will take any path necessary to put its rider out front because Buell believes a deep bond between rider and machine is the essence of motorcycling.
Champ: Danny Eslick
Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Racing/RMR/GEICO Powersports rider Danny Eslick made history by clinching the 2009 AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona SportBike championship at New Jersey Motorsports Park, his own and Buell Motorcycle Company’s first professional AMA road racing championship.
Turn-key AMA Superbike Entry
Buell Motorcycle Company today introduced the 1125RR, a race-use only motorcycle intended for competition in the AMA Pro Racing American Superbike class.
"The 1125RR is designed to give privateer racers a turn-key machine to compete in the American Superbike class in AMA Pro Racing. We want to build on our program that has proven so successful for privateers in the Daytona SportBike class," said Erik Buell, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, Buell Motorcycle Company.
Motorcycle Pace and Safety Bikes
Buell Motorcycle Company and AMA Pro Racing recently announced a multi-year partnership that will see Buell provide the Official Pace and Safety Bikes of AMA Pro Road Racing. As part of this unique agreement, specially outfitted Buell Ulysses and 1125R motorcycles will pace the opening laps of each AMA Pro Road Racing event and be used during caution periods for all AMA Pro Road Racing classes.
Activities Include Demo Rides at AMA Road America Round.
Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to visit Buell Motorcycle Company’s Wisconsin headquarters for the company’s 2009 Homecoming celebration, which will be held June 5-7, 2009, at the East Troy factory in conjunction with AMA Pro Racing’s scheduled stop at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Scheduled activities at East Troy on Friday June 5 include: