Good story. I so wish that H-D would have taken Rotax up on it's offer to entirely buy out BMC and let Erik go free.
Continue to churn out parts and service for the government mandated period for all Sportster-engined Buells, and let the Rotax powered versions be dealt with by the new company.
Don't bug Erik, give him his walking papers, and make a clean split. It's not like there are many people out there teetering on the fence as to whether or not they should get an Ultra-Wide-Fat-Heritage-Bald Eagle-Classic, or an 1190RS instead.
Their excuse not to sell was that BMC was "too integrated" to part out of the giant T-shirt corporation that is H-D, yet how freaking fast did they shutter the entire Buell marque, lay off the employees, liquidate/destroy the bikes and tooling, and claim a giant loss to the IRS???
Not very freaking long. It could be measured in days. Tens of days, months yes, but IIRC, it was Mucho Rapido.
"Too integrated" my ass.