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Offline Warren Ellwood

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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 01:08:26 pm »
Going to be a definitive loss of a sexy bike manufacturer


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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 11:02:42 am »
no wonder with the prices !!!
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 02:17:31 pm »
That's a fact, then again a lot of other expensive brands who are successful.  Maybe poor business decisions. ..
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 02:46:28 pm »
That's a fact, then again a lot of other expensive brands who are successful.  Maybe poor business decisions. ..

Very likely, including their foray into WSBK racing.  Huge costs, with little to no payback, unless you regularly win.
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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 04:15:52 pm »
Their SBK Team seems to think they will see out the year.

http://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/217694/1/ebr-confident-it-can-see-out-wsbk-season.html

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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2015, 11:10:38 am »
Erik Buell , one hell of an engineer but hugely lacking in the marketing department.
The reason he first joined Harley was he was cashed strapped and they thought it might work but it didn't take long for them to see the hard facts.
He tries to sell what he builds but he should rather build what sells. ???
 

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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2015, 11:12:58 am »
#33 #BRADICAL!
 

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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2015, 11:18:18 am »
Maybe he can join up with someone with better business sense. It would be a big loss to lose
his skills and ideas. I still want a firebolt though..
 

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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2015, 07:08:27 pm »
Damn! Damn! Damn! ???
hopefully some cleaver and insightful bike manufacturer snaps him up along  his ideas
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2015, 07:32:39 pm »
Gee and i was really considring the one at cayenne. I love the buell brand. Still looking for a Uly...
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2015, 07:45:58 pm »
Friend of mine wants to sell his. Send me a pm if you're interested. Bike is in Brackenfell
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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2015, 09:54:55 am »
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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2015, 12:25:35 pm »
sad indeed.............  pic apparently of a bunch of Buell's being thrown...  ???  :'(
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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2015, 12:47:45 pm »
sad indeed.............  pic apparently of a bunch of Buell's being thrown...  ???  :'(
that pic was previous time they went tits up..
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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2015, 01:19:34 pm »
Again i'm afraid.
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2015, 01:47:27 pm »
sad indeed.............  pic apparently of a bunch of Buell's being thrown...  ???  :'(
Wouldnt be half as sad if it were a bunch of KTM's, but gees, what a waste..
 

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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2015, 02:15:24 pm »
One of the best sounding bikes in the WSBK paddock and they were starting to get there shit together also.

Sad.
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Re: Buell is no more
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2015, 02:20:55 pm »
I've always like them. The fear of not having backup and support after you buy it has always kept me away. (With good reason x 2 now)

A really innovative and unique bike.