At Buell likevel er et merke som fortsatt får leve, er det nok flere som er glade for, ikke minst amerikanerne selv. Av: Mona Forsnes
Erik Buell blir nå omgjort til: Erik Buell Racing og har tatt med seg 1125R og noen veteraner som skal spesialere seg på å skru på Buell.
Teamet skal figurere i amerikansk SuperBike med sin sykkel, selv om det er Harley Davidson som sitter på alle rettigheter og patenter. De kommer til å holde til i lokalene til Buell iEast Troy, Wisconsin
Vi ønsker dem lykke til, så vil det vise seg om de kan komme på palleplass.
ERIK BUELL ESTABLISHES ERIK BUELL RACING
New Venture Will Build Buell 1125R-based Racing Motorcycles and Supply Parts
Milwaukee, Wis. (November 20, 2009) – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) announced today that following the companys recent decision to discontinue the Buell motorcycle product line, Erik Buell, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Buell Motorcycle Company, will leave the company to establish Erik Buell Racing, an independent motorcycle race shop.
Erik Buell Racing will specialize in the supply of race-use-only Buell motorcycle parts and race preparation services for engines and motorcycles, and the building and sale of Buell® 1125R-based race-use-only motorcycles under license from Harley-Davidson, as well as providing technical support to racers of Buell motorcycles.
“Im looking forward to helping Buell racers keep their bikes flying,” said Erik Buell. “Weve got some exciting race development projects in the works and it will mean a lot to me personally to see Buell racers competing for wins and championships in the 2010 season and beyond.”
“Im pleased that Harley-Davidson is assisting Erik in establishing this business to continue supporting the racing efforts he has had so much passion for over the years,” said Buell President and COO Jon Flickinger. “Harley-Davidson and the Buell Motorcycle Company will always be proud of their affiliation with Erik, and we wish him well in this new endeavor to support Buell racers.”
Erik Buell Racing will be based in East Troy, Wisconsin and will be staffed by Erik Buell and a veteran team of personnel. For more information, after December 1, 2009, contact:
Erik Buell Racing, LLC
2799 Buell Drive, Unit C
East Troy, WI 53120