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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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Erik Buell Racing follows Victory into closure

For the second time in as many years, Erik Buell Racing is ceasing operations, following closely on the heels of compatriot Victory Motorcycles. The American motorcycle market is in a slump, particularly in motorcycles over 900cc, which includes almost every American-made motorcycle. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles are counteracting the trend with strong sales overseas, particularly …

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Erik Buell debuts Black Lightning

Erik Buell racing Motorcycles has borrowed the classic Black Lightning name from Vincent with their first new model release since going bust 18 months ago. The new EBR Black Lightning motorcycle will debut tomorrow (November 18, 2016) at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show. However, it’s not really a new model, just a blackened 1190SX that …

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Erik Buell set for Aussie return

Erik Buell Racing Motorcycles (EBR Motorcycles) has released their 2017 models and promised new bikes in ’18 while the Australian importer hints at an imminent return to our market. The good news on the innovative brand follows a troubling year in which they closed their doors, shut down production, completed a lengthy business restructuring under …

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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 motorcycles sold for metal

The future of Erik Buell Racing is under a cloud after its remaining assets were sold at a court-ordered auction for $US2.25 million to a rare metals scrap merchant. Atlantic Metals Group LLC bought the assets, including all the factory machinery, tooling, motorcycle inventory, parts inventory, accounts receivable and intangible assets. The company is expected to make an announcement soon …

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Indians eye Erik Buell Racing

Erik Buell Racing could become an Indian motorcycle company after Hero MotoCorp announced it was buying $2.8 million worth of the American muscle sports bike company’s “consulting assets”. EBR was due to be sold at auction on July 21, but the auction was postponed to August 5 at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Now the Bombay Stock Exchange reports that …

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Erik Buell Racing goes to auction

There is hope yet that innovative motorcycle maker Erik Buell’s bankrupted company Erik Buell Racing (EBR) will be bought by a single buyer at an upcoming auction. The company’s assets are going to auction and initial bids are being accepted on July 21. Prospective buyers will find out the status of those bids on July 23. Big ticket items …

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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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