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Back when they made the Buell there wasn't any Euro 4 regulations with Euro 5 coming in a couple years. The EPA regulations weren't as strict as they are now and planned to be.

I agree they are a decade late and shouldn't have dropped Buell

i've read in several places the year harley dropped buell was one of the worst years for harley in general. they had just gotten their new CEO and he and the upper guys decided that if they could sell more of the big baggers they could recoup some because the profit margins were a lot bigger on bikes like that. the buells were selling but their profit margins weren't as big compared to a roadking or the like. couple that along with there being almost no R&D costs to making the bigger baggers they decided to shed as much excess as they could so they dropped buell and sold mv agusta.


good thing buell decided to keep going with EBR. they stil make some damn good bikes but they are a lotta $$$$
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So in all honesty, why did the MoCo wait for a new engine to create this beast when the Sporty based 1200 was fine for Buell? Seems they're a decade late getting back into the fold.

Looking on Craigslist a ton of Buell are available for sub $4k, some sub $3k which seems a bargain.

Back when they made the Buell there wasn't any Euro 4 regulations with Euro 5 coming in a couple years. The EPA regulations weren't as strict as they are now and planned to be.

I agree they are a decade late and shouldn't have dropped Buell
In addition to that many would argue the 1200 Sporty motor was NOT fine for Buell - even Buell knew that with his quest to get the 1125.

But remember that's a decade ago now, time moves on. What might have worked a decade ago isn't enough now.
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Not even a Harley and doesn't warrant 2 threads on a Harley sportster forum.
I can see where kids still crappin' green might like it.
The average Harley owner won't be interested. Before you say otherwise,
Jebuz Key-RIST it's customers like you we have to blame for some of the stupid decisions Harley has made over the years.... FRUCK!
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Jebuz Key-RIST it's customers like you we have to blame for some of the stupid decisions Harley has made over the years.... FRUCK!
I have to admit I was thinking the same thing.
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good thing buell decided to keep going with EBR. they stil make some damn good bikes but they are a lotta $$$$
Unfortunately that is not correct. EBR went out of business some time ago. If I was Erik looking at the Street Fighter I would be pissed but he seems to be cool about his dealings with HD, he is clearly a better person than me.
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Exactly. I for one would be surprised if the Street fighter would come close to the performance of Buell.
It is nicely styled but 'sports' bikes are much more than that nowadays. Time will tell.

Oddly, I find the new electric bikes more honest. Maybe it's a rare example of forward thinking at HD!
Like it or not, that is the long term future. I'm pleasantly surprised that HD is getting involved already.
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Unfortunately that is not correct. EBR went out of business some time ago. If I was Erik looking at the Street Fighter I would be pissed but he seems to be cool about his dealings with HD, he is clearly a better person than me.

wow i didn't know. they went out in jan of 17. looks like for the second time as EBR.



i was reading on the EBR forums and someone was saying the 2016+ bikes are under warranty still while the 2014 and 2015 ebr bikes are not. and that EBR is basically just a liquidation parts warehouse now with a few employees. i have no way of knowing if that's true.



also found this on the EBR forums


and here is the thread on those forums. was posted 7-8-18

http://ebrforum.com/showthread.php?1...R-FB-This-Week


if they went down a second time and a liquidation company owns everything now i dont see how they are coming back. but maybe.
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