Just over a month after announcing that Harley-Davidson had
killed his young company, Erik Buell is packing up his tools and preparing to
run a race shop.
Buell will run Erik Buell Racing in East Troy, Wisconsin.
The outfit will produce 1125R Buell race bikes under licence from
Harley-Davidson — no street bikes will be made — and will supply racing parts
and race preparation services for Buell motorcycles.
In a press release from Harley-Davidson, Buell said he has
"some exciting race development projects in the works" and is pleased that
Buell motorcycles will compete on race tracks "in the 2010 season and beyond."
Meanwhile, Buell president and COO John Flickinger said he’s
pleased that Harley is helping Erik Buell establish this company.
"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
This is like when you dump your girlfriend but keep her on tap for booty calls. 😕 How can he look himself in the mirror?
Ducati has always done it, why not Buell?
I wonder if the support HD will give will be moulding the classes so that Eriks bikes can win the class.