The milestone motorcycle, a white 2009 1125R, was rolled off the production line at 8 a.m. Central on Nov. 12 by assembler Chad Cox. The bike is bound for Australia.
Buell’s 125,000th machine comes in the company’s 25th year. Founder Erik Buell, a former Harley-Davidson engineer, designed and built his first bike in 1983, the RW750, for the AMA Formula One motorcycle road racing championship. Unfortunately, the series was cancelled in 1985 after just one production RW750 was sold.
The setback didn’t slow Buell down, as the University of Pittsburgh grad continued to produce American-made sportbikes, leading up to the company’s latest superbike, the Helicon engine-powered 1125R.