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Erik Buell unveils Fuell electric bikes

Innovative motorcycle engineer Erik Buell has unveiled his first electric machines, the Fuell Fluid e-bike and Flow electric motorcycle. Erik has had a rags-to-riches-to-rags story in motorcycling that keeps on surprising. The former Harley-Davidson engineer developed the Buell brand in 1983, sold 49% to Harley in 1993 and Harley took over in 2003. Harley axed …

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EBR back in fourth incarnation

The Lazarus of motorcycle companies, EBR, has risen once again, but only in limited edition high-performance machines. In its the fourth incarnation, EBR (Erik Buell Racing) will be hand-built at Grand Rapids, Michigan by new owner Bill Melvin. He took over when EBR went into liquidation in June 2017. Roller-coaster history It’s been a roller-coaster …

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Sad final chapter for Erik Buell motorcycles

Never say never again; but for innovative motorcycle designer Erik Buell, it now seems to be the sad end with EBR going into liquidation from June 7, 2017. For the second time in as many years, Erik Buell Racing announced in January that it was ceasing operations, following closely the equally sad end of compatriot …

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Test your motorbike trivia just for fun!

Over the past few months we have been running competitions to win motorcycle gear through our weekly trivia quiz, but this week it’s just for fun. One reader discovered that you can do the test again and score a perfect 10 out of 10 to win the weekly prize. You see, as you answer each question in the …

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EBR resumes production and plans racing

EBR (Erik Buell Racing) has resumed production of 1190RX and 1190SX models with the first bikes rolling off the production line on March 17, 2016, and plans a return to racing. It’s been a long haul back from extinction for the innovative motorcycle company after closing their doors in April 2015, fighting off bankruptcy and …

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Buell returning to small-scale production

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) is expected to return to low-volume production as early as March, after having recently completed protracted business restructuring that began last April when they closed their doors. Australian EBR importers Urban Moto Imports has confirmed that the innovative manufacturer will begin making bikes soon and that Erik is keen to recommence …

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Buell may be resurrected yet

The continuing saga of American motorcycle manufacturer Erik Buell Racing (EBR) seems to have taken a new twist with hopes the brand may now survive. In April 2015, the innovative bike builder ceased operations. Since then, the company has gone to auction and been withdrawn on several occasions and there have been rumours of partial sell-offs …

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End of Erik Buell sportsbike era?

Innovative motorcycle maker Erik Buell has ceased operations of his company Erik Buell Racing (EBR), possibly ending an era of radical out-of-the-box motorcycles. There is no word yet on the effect of the move on Australian owners and buyers of EBR bikes and we are waiting for comments on warranty, service and parts from Urban Moto …

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Buell custom conjures Samurai spirit

The Buell 1125 was a revolutionary motorcycle that was never given its due by riders. But one American company thinks the radical sportsbike makes a great platform for a very limited edition custom. Ronin Motor Works in Denver, Colorado, is that company and, in keeping with its name, they have built 47 bikes from the …

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