Buell streetbike production may be over, but 1125R-based racing motorcycles will soon be available from a new independent race shop founded by Erik Buell, who will be leaving Buell Motorcycle Co.
The new company, Erik Buell Racing in East Troy, Wis., also will specialize in the supply of race-use-only Buell motorcycle parts and race preparation services for engines and motorcycles. The company will build and sell the racing motorcycles under license from Harley-Davidson. Erik Buell Racing will provide technical support to racers of Buell motorcycles.
“I’m looking forward to helping Buell racers keep their bikes flying,” Buell said in a Harley-Davidson press release. “We’ve 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.”
Buell president and COO Jon Flickinger said, “I’m 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. Harley-Davidson and the Buell Motorcycle Co. 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 staffed by Erik Buell and a veteran team of personnel. For more information, after Dec. 1, contact:
Posted by Arlo Redwine