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Riding => It's not a Concours - other Bikes => Topic started by: wrichstrom on April 15, 2015, 10:01:21 pm

Title: EBR closes
Post by: wrichstrom on April 15, 2015, 10:01:21 pm
I found this tonight where Erik Buell racing is closing.  To bad for the employees. http://m.jsonline.com/business/erik-buell-racing-closes-files-for-receivership-b99481936z1-299863281.html (http://m.jsonline.com/business/erik-buell-racing-closes-files-for-receivership-b99481936z1-299863281.html)
Title: Re: EBR closes
Post by: gPink on April 16, 2015, 03:45:50 am
Too bad. Tough market. If he had a 10-15k sport touring bike he might have made it.
Title: Re: EBR closes
Post by: twowheeladdict on April 16, 2015, 05:58:01 am
I would never own a Buell, but I can appreciate the engineering and design that went into his bikes.
Title: Re: EBR closes
Post by: Deziner on April 16, 2015, 07:51:18 am
I'm sorry to see them go out of business but did I read that $40K price correctly? ?!!    :yikes:
Title: Re: EBR closes
Post by: Scaffolder on April 16, 2015, 04:41:50 pm
They were under $20,000 and headed for $15,000 this year. Too bad they didn't make it.
Hopefully Motus gets stronger and cheaper.
Title: Re: EBR closes
Post by: mikeeitup on April 16, 2015, 04:57:41 pm
My friend is super lucky. He crashed his EBR last week and it's totaled. They will reimburse him and therefore he wont have to go lookin for parts. Great time to sell eh? Here's the video in case you're bored. He survived with just some scratches and a bruised elbow.

https://youtu.be/CUENFg4gf9w
Title: Re: EBR closes
Post by: 1jeep on April 17, 2015, 11:42:09 am
ok, time to start shopping for one....lets see if I can find some bargain prices, ive been tempted to pick up one of the older buels with the HD sporty engine.
Title: Re: EBR closes
Post by: Strawboss on April 19, 2015, 09:59:38 am
I thought all was well especially with the huge influx of money from the Indian based bike company. One of the big bike mags recently did a big write-up on how all was going splendidly and how research was going well and how new products were in the pipeline and how we were going to be impressed with what's coming and how Eric and the Indians were a match made in heaven and how they all worked so well and how they were funding him to the moon. Puppy dogs and rainbows I guess huh? Too bad, his stuff looked really nice.