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Old 10-15-2009, 07:39 AM   #1
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Harley-Davidson Shuts Down Buell, Plans To Sell MV Agusta News Article // RoadracingWorld.com
http://www.buell.com/en_us/

Looks like Erik is looking for a job. Maybe he should join forces with the Fischer dude. LR or Buz- can't remember which called it- MV is on the block, too. That's the brand VW needs to go after. Cheap deal I'd bet. Cheaper than trying to secure Ducati.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:21 AM   #2
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WA-AH OH, What the,...not Harley.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:35 AM   #3
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I called the MV deal stupid from day. REAL bad time to buy a sportibike company. Sportbikes lose money even in the best of times. I guess Buell can use the crusher on the rest of their models now? I thought that to be possibly the dumbest ad campaign ever. Nothing like telling people that bought your product that they paid for a piece of crap. Terrible. Does this make me a GMP now?? I've been hoping to achieve that status ever since the last one left.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:41 AM   #4
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How long until HD closes that last plant they built and moves back under one roof? Another few thousand lay-offs.

I don't know how things look where you are but I was at the local Yamaha dealer yesterday and even though it's only 9 days until the start of the deer hunt the ATV showroom is packed full and the sidewalk in front is full of unsold ATVs. Usually by now pickings for new ATVs are starting to get slim.

Oh, yes, and thanks to all those people who said they would buy an American sportbike if one was produced. KMA.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:33 AM   #5
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"Oh, yes, and thanks to all those people who said they would buy an American sportbike if one was produced. "

Boy they really flooded the showrooms after Buell put that 'real motor' in their bike, didn't they? Is there even one idiot left asking "Why doesn't Harley make a sportbike?" They got the answer. It won't sell. We all saw the results of the so-called 'American Sportbike'.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:57 AM   #6
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I dunno. I bought one. Loved it while I owned it.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:10 AM   #7
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And that means the ATK-HD deal has gone south too I guess. Loved my City-X, best handling street bike I EVER owned. And I've had lots of 'em too.

Sad commentary on who's running the show at HD. Sounds like a bunch of bean-counters got in the door somehow.
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Actually, I still pine for an Uly. My wallet is empty of "new bike bucks", though. Now, it seems never to be.
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I called the MV deal stupid from day. ... Does this make me a GMP now?? I've been hoping to achieve that status ever since the last one left.
You nailed it, no doubt. You can be GMP if you get a horse.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:05 PM   #10
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You nailed it, no doubt. You can be GMP if you get a horse.
.........and learn how to be a Pile-It.........




(although I think you've got a good head start on pilin'.......)
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