Buell Reborn as Erik Buell Racing
American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson, which decided to discontinue the Buell motorcycle product line at the end of October 2009, recently announced that 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.
"I'm looking forward to helping Buell racers keep their bikes flying," said Erik Buell. "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."
The newly born company will be based in East Troy, Wisconsin, and will specialize in the supply of race-use-only Buell motorcycle parts and race preparation services for engines and motorcycles.
Moreover, Erik Buell Racing will take responsibility in 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.
"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," 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."
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