It’s great to see Erik Buell is back in the business of making motorcycles, sticking his middle finger to the establishment while staying true to his fuel-in-frame and perimeter brake designs. He was in attendance in Long Beach, which made many in the crowd happy, including myself. There he introduced his latest model, the EBR Black Lightning. Talking to Buell afterward, he explained how he started tweaking his own personal EBR 1190SX to be more street friendly by adding a taller bar and lowering the pegs a little. “And then I said to myself, why don’t I just make a new model with these changes and more!” And that’s how the Black Lightning was born.