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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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Motorcycle predictions for 2018

While 2017 was a rollercoaster year for motorcycles, our predictions for 2018 are much more positive. But let’s start with a quick recap on the rollercoaster ride in motorcycling during 2017. Good and the bad of 2017 For the first time since the GFC, motorcycle sales were down for three consecutive quarters and we don’t …

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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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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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