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Erik Buell starting new racing company
 

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The_AirHawk 11-23-2009 09:54 AM

Well, this seems to be unfolding better than one might have wished.

Erik, Goodonya for keeping at it. I don't race - but I am enough of an enthusiast to be happy you're able to do this.

An Uly WAS almost-certainly going to be my next new bike - but not for another year or so. Now never, it seems.

Guess it'll have to be my next used moto...........

Kenneth_Moore 11-23-2009 10:33 AM

Eric,

One thing: please don't go blubbering across the internet like a rejected teenager if you get dumped again.

Thank you,
The World.

Kenneth_Moore 11-23-2009 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by The_AirHawk (Post 228661)

An Uly WAS almost-certainly going to be my next new bike - but not for another year or so. Now never, it seems.

Guess it'll have to be my next used moto...........

But, but, WHY? I could see an XR type, or a Street Tracker, or even an old-school hardtail with mile long forks and a stupid rake angle. But putting that lump in a dual-sport just never made sense to me.

The_AirHawk 11-23-2009 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 228665)
But, but, WHY? I could see an XR type, or a Street Tracker, or even an old-school hardtail with mile long forks and a stupid rake angle. But putting that lump in a dual-sport just never made sense to me.

But the bike gives me a Chubby.

acecycleins 11-23-2009 12:14 PM

Opening a race shop for a decommissioned brand does not seem like good business management.

seruzawa 11-23-2009 12:42 PM

Maybe this is just an interim action. According to the financial data Buell was making a profit for HD. Someone else could still buy it.

Buzglyd 11-23-2009 01:17 PM

Maybe he's gonna keep racing 'till the money runs out.

mscuddy 11-23-2009 07:48 PM

Ah the poor bastard was getting all choked up. I wish him the best.

I guess along with Buell, the ATK based entry level bike is history too. Nothing like a sportster for a first bike. Keeps the hospitals in fiberglass & plaster.

Miss my City-X. It was neat-o.

pplassm 11-24-2009 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mscuddy (Post 228692)
I guess along with Buell, the ATK based entry level bike is history too.

So, this is BS, then?

EICMA: ATK Partners With Hyosung, Plans to Enter Street Market - Dealernews


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