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There's a video from Erik at www.buell.com. He pretty much lays it out there.

It really sucks. I always thought buells were really cool. Perhaps not truely competitive with the japanese sportbikes, but definately innovative and different. I thought the 1125R and CR were steps in the right direction.

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That sucks. Forget about the racing, the Ulysses is a great bike.

Kind of like an American BMW adventure bike but a little sporty.

I sold mine to get a smaller dual sport but have said I'd have another some day.

The 2010 Uly even addressed some of the heat issues.

What other production motorcycle including Harley, could you meet the guy with his name on the tank.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'
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I guess all those dmg rules are now out the window!!!
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Thats really too bad, the 1125R is a much better sportbike than it gets credit for being.

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Thats really too bad, the 1125R is a much better sportbike than it gets credit for being.
yeah i agree...sad thing to hear

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This is a really bad day for Buell and Buell riders if you have ever had the opportunity to meet or talk to Erik he is a great guy that loves making bikes! very sad indeed!
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Latest: HD is selling MV Agusta immediately...

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"Harley-Davidson Inc. said Thursday it will discontinue its Buell motorcycle brand and divest its recently acquired MV Agusta lineup as the company announced dismal third-quarter earnings."

"Harley said its third-quarter income fell 84%"

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I'm glad I'm a stripper, the money keeps coming in! lol
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I guess all those dmg rules are now out the window!!!
Looks that way; all racing support programs are cancelled immediately, which means a few people are out of a ride, and it also means the Buells won't be out on the track unless a privateer is running them.

I didn't like how DMG was pandering to Buell, but this wasn't the way I was hoping that the problem would be solved.

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as much as i disagree with buell racing against 600's (the numbers just are not fair), it does suck to see HD drop them. Im sure with another few years of development and experience, buell would have made a giant leap in competition level. You could tell that Erik is a real motorcycle guy and he honestly looked devastated giving that message.

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