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« on: April 16, 2015, 06:35:23 am »

http://www.jsonline.com/business/erik-buell-racing-closes-files-for-receivership-b99481936z1-299863281.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 06:58:13 am »

Sucks. I know lots of people were really hoping at a shot to get an Ax this year.  Thumbsdown

I'm really not terribly surprised, though. With two big infusions of cash from Hero and such a low volume of sales, this doesn't come as any shock. Sad
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 07:21:07 am »

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 07:27:28 am »

Not unexpected.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 09:27:33 am »

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 11:20:43 am »

Obviously EBR built the bike no one bought. Three strike now and I think Buell is gone forever. Last week a local dealer had RX's marked down to $14,999. I wonder what will happen to the dealer inventory.

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 12:31:32 pm »

Way to damn pricey.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015, 04:50:49 pm »

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 02:10:50 pm »

Flemgton NJ:yamaha, kawi, EBR dealer

$11,499.00 "closeout prices"  RX AND SX
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 07:58:44 pm »

C'mon Polaris
 
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 06:36:14 am »

I doubt anyone is going to step in and buy Buell, again.

Harley should have sold it to BRP/Rotax back when they had an offer on the table.

Funny how Harley said that Buell was "too integrated" to sell off, yet it only took them 90 days to shut it down.
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 07:57:30 am »


C'mon Polaris
 


That would make sense. First, it's a segment of the motorsports industry Polaris is not currently in. Second, it would mesh nicely with their Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa manufacturing operations. Third, it's a way they could stick it to Harley.
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2015, 01:24:27 pm »

Would you buy one? Heck of a bike and now UNDER $13K at some dealers. But, what happens when service or parts are needed?
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2015, 06:29:41 am »

Now reporting the fire sale has begun......... $9999.00 for new sx  $8999.00 for demos
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2015, 11:01:23 am »


Now reporting the fire sale has begun......... $9999.00 for new sx  $8999.00 for demos


WOW!!!!!!! Again I have to ask, would you buy one?
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2015, 09:18:08 pm »

EBR may not be done yet:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped/erik-buell-racing-receivership-explained/
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2015, 11:50:39 am »

It's over... period!
EBR bikes have sat on showroom floors for a long time and not sold. There are bike with more HP and better technology available at a lower price and they come with a supporting dealer/manufacturer network.

Polaris has a great record and I suspect wouldn't touch Buell with a 10 ft. pole, they have better business sense then to hook up with a three time looser. He couldn't make it alone, he couldn't make with H-D, and looks like he couldn't make it with support from Hero! $20 million in debt, nice work Erik.   Lol

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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2015, 12:18:48 pm »


It's over... period!
EBR bikes have sat on showroom floors for a long time and not sold. There are bike with more HP and better technology available at a lower price and they come with a supporting dealer/manufacturer network.

Polaris has a great record and I suspect wouldn't touch Buell with a 10 ft. pole, they have better business sense then to hook up with a three time looser. He couldn't make it alone, he couldn't make with H-D, and looks like he couldn't make it with support from Hero! $20 million in debt, nice work Erik.   Lol

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Yes, EBR bikes sat on showroom floors.  Perhaps the lack of any significant marketing might explain that?  (WHY EBR hasn't marketed the hell out of them is a legitimate question.)

Where do you come up with this three time loser crap?  #1 HD came to him and ASKED to buy his company.  How is that "losing"?  #2 Buell operated for ~20 years under HD ownership before they shut Buell down.  That's a better record than a lot of businesses.  #3 EBR may turn out to be a failure, but the jury's still out on that one.

I really thought your boner for Mr. Buell would have subsided by now....
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2015, 12:42:33 pm »


It's over... period!
EBR bikes have sat on showroom floors for a long time and not sold. There are bike with more HP and better technology available at a lower price and they come with a supporting dealer/manufacturer network.


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 I for one hope it is not over. If EBR bikes had made it to Canada for late 2015 as was announced last year, I would have been seriously considering one.
 I think they were right in the thick of things, performance spec and technology wise.
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2015, 04:15:09 pm »

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/erik-buell-racing-ceases-operations-ebr-update-bankruptcy-industry-news?src=SOC&dom=fb
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