Buell Motorcycles Ends Production

By: On: October 18th, 20090 Comments »Updated: December 17, 2011

Buell MotorcyclesHarley-Davidson has decided to drop their partnership with Buell Motorcycles as announced by Harley on October 15, 2009. So, what does this mean for Buell Motorcycles as a company? This decision by Harley was the fatal blow to Buell’s motorcycle production and the company is shutting down operations.

In the future, we can bet that Erik Buell will continue in some way as a creative influence in the motorcycling world somehow, even if he is no longer manufacturing motorcycles.

If you haven’t noticed, Harley-Davidson has not been doing so well over the past year, and neither have most motorcycle manufacturers and dealers. The move away from Buell allows Harley to sharpen their focus on their core products during these trying times. Parts, service and warranty for Buell motorcycles will continue to be available at Harley-Davidson dealers, so Buell owners and customers for the remaining new Buell Motorcycles from the Harley showrooms won’t have to be too frightened.

After 26 years, this is a rough deal for Buell. Of course, MotorcycleInfo.org hates to see any motorcycle manufacturer bite the dust, but when one like Buell shuts it’s doors, it seems to sting a bit more.

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John Clay is the author of MotorcycleInfo.Org. He and his family reside in North Carolina in the United States. A graduate of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Experienced Rider Course, he enjoys riding his Moto Guzzi in charity rides and serves as a volunteer motorcycle marshal for an annual bicycle charity event in the Carolinas.

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