Do you remember that job you lost? That girl who broke your heart? That great tragedy in your life that turned out to be a blessing? Sometimes, being forced to change direction is the best thing that ever happens to us, no matter how painful it seems at the time.
When Buell was summarily dropped by Harley-Davidson, many of us were shocked, disappointed, and even angry. The great icon of American motorcycle manufacturing — our modern Henry Ford — was finished . . . or so it seemed.
An independent Erik Buell, free from the corporate bureaucracy that is Harley-Davidson, is ready to introduce a new superbike. Undoubtedly, this bike was in development long before H-D terminated Buell. The development process is just too long to think otherwise.
Nevertheless, the teaser photo shown above that was posted on Erik Buell Racing’s Facebook page a few days ago, together with Erik’s statement that he “may have a surprise or two to announce” when he speaks at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame fundraiser in Daytona on March 11, points to a vibrant Buell with a plan to develop and introduce American superbikes independent of its former corporate parent. We have other sources who confirm that the release of an exciting new Buell superbike is imminent. Stay tuned.