About Buell Motorcycle
Most brands die because they are no longer competitive, but Buell was a victim of its own success. By the end of 2006, there were over 100,000 Buell motorcycles out in the wild. Three years later when Harley-Davidson decided to kill off its Buell acquisition for eroding the sales of Harleys, the brand had shipped another 37,000 bikes. Buell had its beginning on the race track, and its founder, Erik Buell, was both a racer and a former Harley-Davidson engineer. It was no surprise then that Buell emphasized a low-slung center mass motorcycle design with a rigid frame. These not only made Buell bikes handle and perform well on race tracks and streets but also made them comfortable and easy to maintain. These design principles are evident in the styling and performance of all Buell bikes including the Road Warrior, Battletwin, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and M2 Cyclone, as well as the single-cylinder Blast and the rad XB and 1125 models that closed Buell's mass-market run. With Harley-Davidson no longer running the Buell brand, it is reborn as Erik Buell Racing. New Buell motorcycles may only enjoy limited production and life on the race track, but you can still find any of the past street-legal models among the wide selection of high performance bikes offered by trusted sellers on eBay.