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The liquidation of Buell Motorcycles
 

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pplassm 01-19-2010 03:55 AM

Sad.

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acecycleins 01-19-2010 07:15 AM

Nothing's forever. Somethings don't get get their due time, however.

Dr_Sprocket 01-19-2010 07:53 AM

I saw the list of assets (someone posted on the Buell discussion board) for liquidation. The thing I found most interesting is that they are liquidating four motorcycles: 98' KTM Dakar, 08' KTM SuperDuke, 99' BMW1100RT, 07' Triumph Speed Triple. Research bikes, perhaps?

http://www.liquidassetpartners.com/c...dation341.html

This is just another sad reminder of what once was. I'm glad I got the chance to own one!

mscuddy 01-19-2010 08:20 AM

I think Buell sank when they moved away from the original idea, i.e. a hot-rodded ancient motor in a trick space-age frame.

Kind of like if you stuck a built Ford flathead V8 in a Williams F1 Chassis.

Might not be all that fast in a straight line, but man, could it corner.

I'm glad my riding ended on one. In my opinion the best handling street bike I ever rode, and there were lots of 'em. The second best handler was my '58 T110.

seruzawa 01-19-2010 08:38 AM

Too bad that HD didn't at least try to weather the storm like Polaris has with Victory. Buell existed as rounding errors on HD's balance sheets.

Dr_Sprocket 01-19-2010 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by mscuddy (Post 232506)
In my opinion the best handling street bike I ever rode, and there were lots of 'em. The second best handler was my '58 T110.

I'm surprised to hear that the second best handling bike was a bike from 1958. The motorcycle industry today would have us believe that modern parts on a modern frame will handle better than the old noodle-framed bikes of yore.


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