After a year of uncertainty in 2015, things started turning around for Erik Buell Racing as the company was acquired in January by Liquid Asset Partners, which announced plans to get EBR back up and running.

The new owners got to work, restarting production and establishing a dealer network and even returning to racing. Erik Buell remains with the company as its Chief Technical Officer.

At the Long Beach IMS, EBR revealed a new Black Lightning variant on the 1190SX while also announcing plans to expand the 1190 range while developing a new “sub-$10k platform” for 2018. As always, anything Erik Buell is involved in will be interesting to watch.

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  • Bryan Spears

    Wow, Dennis. Not to turn this into a political forum, but really? One of the worst parts of 2016 is that people organized to promote the idea that there shouldn’t be a statistically significant difference in the use of force, based on the race of the person against whom it is used? Even if you do believe that.. and almost half of the country does.. can’t we keep this site focused on the awesomeness that is motorcycling?

    • denchung

      I see your point. I thought I was going for a bit of contrast to the Alt-Right but the way it was worded didn’t really convey it the way I wanted it to, and I’ll own up to that. Text has been amended.

      • Bryan Spears

        Seeing your reply, I realize that your comment was actually aimed at the conditions that made BLM necessary. Thank you for the clarification, and I apologize for being perhaps too pointed in my response.

        Have a safe and happy new year. Hopefully you’ll be able to get on two wheels again, soon. Mine are stuck in the garage for months, here in Alaska.

  • Starmag

    For me #5 is #1. I don’t envy the Top 10 writing assignment. Nice list Dennis.

  • OhSoRight

    “police shootings and the normalizing of the “Alt-Right,” Brexit ”

    I don’t go to political sites for motorcycle info, and I don’t need lecturing me on politics.

    I declined to click-thru your list.