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Buell will be back? County officials throwing axed HD brand a life line

There are 15 comments on the Autoblog story from Oct 20, 2009, titled Buell will be back? County officials throwing axed HD brand a life line. In it, Autoblog reports that:

Should Erik Buell be interested in Walworth's proposal, the group will reportedly begin seeking potential investors.

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Antony Pat Europe

Montgomery, AL

#1 Oct 20, 2009
Hopefully that Eric Buell will start again .It’s about year now that I’m driving Buell.
Had never trouble with this bike and I will not change the manufacture.
darren b vermont

Chester, VT

#2 Oct 21, 2009
couldn't they at least manufacture the Rotax powered 1125r/1125cr models at the plant to start with? Rotax being built ion Austria from what i understand. We Buell riders dont want to see Buell go down like this, Erik Buell offers a great product, it just hasn't been marketed right. HD does very little to push the product, 98% of people go to there HD dealer to look at HD's NOT Buells, lets put Buells in there own environment or with other sport bike dealers... c'mon Erik figure something out!!! please!!!!
Taxed

Plainfield, IL

#3 Oct 21, 2009
Buell, the person, is likely owned by HD and in no position to do anything.
unanamous

Milwaukee, WI

#4 Oct 25, 2009
Please save the Buell jobs people have put there heart and soul into makeing Buell bikes and have been very proud to do so. To end a wonderful company and let Harley take the rewards just isn't fair. come on and let them have there jobs back and stay local and make East Troy proud of the company and there employees God Bless and pray for the future of those losing ther jobs. proud mom in Waukesha
Rex

United States

#5 Oct 26, 2009
Sell Buell to someone that will continue production of this great American Sportbike
GAC

United States

#6 Oct 26, 2009
If Buell goes down, HD will lose even more of their future customers. I have ridden and HD or Buell product for 33 years. If no Buell, I hold HD responsible. I already am disgusted with Detroit, Chevy are not in my driveway anymore. I now own a Mini and a Land Rover.... See a pattern HD! Do you have the courage to repair this debacle!!!!!
GAC

United States

#7 Oct 26, 2009
oh, and Now I can't buy two 1125's this spring, GREAT!
dave

Allentown, PA

#8 Oct 27, 2009
your very right on the subject of not being put out there!!
psittacid

Midland, TX

#9 Oct 27, 2009
Too bad for Buell. I owned one for a while - loved the design, the japanese suspension, the outstanding handling. Traded it in before warranty expired because the HD boat anchor of a motor kept it in the shop for half of its life. I hope that Buell can continue with Rotax, who make excellent motors, and somehow claw its way out of the cesspool of HD.
Burky

United States

#10 Oct 30, 2009
I've been riding and wrenching HD's for about 25 years. Bought my first Buell (XB12S) in '05 and sold my big twin. I've never had to touch a damn thing on the Buell except the gas cap. I'll never by another HD after this classless act. I understand business, I also sense a shameful conduct when I see it. How they did this was awful. Forget HD. My Lightning will get me through and if I want a new bike it'll be a Super Duke.
Seeya

Hollywood, FL

#11 Oct 30, 2009
Buells are CRAP!!! the worst American bike ever made, I had an XB12S and a X1 Lighning and they were both GARBAGE!!! Step aside for the real sportbikes and stop taking up trackspace. You wanna real sportbike? get a Speed triple, or a ZX14, or even a Ducati, You wanna bike that runs like a broken sewing machine? then buy a Buell, you can get them really cheap right now.
Jake

Norristown, PA

#12 Nov 2, 2009
Seeya , I own both a ZX14 and a 999 ducati . But neither are as FAST ( I worked the XB12R into a 1420cc with 643 cams roller rockers ect) Nor do they handle as well as the Buell Xb12R firebolt I also Own . My buddys all have sportbikes ( name the brand or model somebody has it ) And we all agree that Buells are the best handling bike made . Its the rule of thumb that if you think a Buell is a bad handling bike , you just dont ride well. the steep rake and short wheelbase is for racing . Crappy riders think they are twitchy. So get a instructor, get some lap time in.Once you get good enough to get your knee down then ride a Buell again .
Jon

Mason, OH

#13 Nov 3, 2009
Seeya from Florida, the rest of us Buell riders know you have never owned one so stop pretending already. Jake is right, I have had the good fortune to ride many race prepped bikes of all kinds, the Buell is like riding a TZ250, Florida boy do you even know what that is.
Raz

UAE

#14 Nov 4, 2009
Jake and Jon have got the goods.
My Uly handles like a bmx bike with the torque
that pulls a grin to the ears.
Remember J and J, these bikes are not for novices,
you have to know how to handle the beast and most of all you have character and be different to ride the bike with a difference.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#15 Nov 4, 2009
Jake wrote:
Seeya , I own both a ZX14 and a 999 ducati . But neither are as FAST ( I worked the XB12R into a 1420cc with 643 cams roller rockers ect) Nor do they handle as well as the Buell Xb12R firebolt I also Own . My buddys all have sportbikes ( name the brand or model somebody has it ) And we all agree that Buells are the best handling bike made . Its the rule of thumb that if you think a Buell is a bad handling bike , you just dont ride well. the steep rake and short wheelbase is for racing . Crappy riders think they are twitchy. So get a instructor, get some lap time in.Once you get good enough to get your knee down then ride a Buell again .
That is true. Many people blame the bike for their lack of experienced handling. Just as a clincher-almost every bike has a stunt on youtube or expert village. If these people can do these stunts on the bikes-then they must be manageable for someone who knows how and since everyone has a different priority on ride type/style/goal then it boils down to buy the right bike for what you want.

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