Thanks for that. I really do see the most likely cause of this no being Buell. I wouldn't be suprised if the 1125 series never netted them any money (Rotax motors aren't cheap, neither is R&D when you're selling so few bikes per year), and HD with its other losses needed to drop something.Latest: HD is selling MV Agusta immediately...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"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%"
I've watched interviews with Erik before, that guy put his heart and soul into those bikes (not to mention, his name on the tank). Poor guy just lost a dream 26 years in the making.Man, Erik really sounded down and defeated in that video, I feel for him, I think they were real close on this last bike.
And the Fischer 650 twin costs more than a zx10.I've watched interviews with Erik before, that guy put his heart and soul into those bikes (not to mention, his name on the tank). Poor guy just lost a dream 26 years in the making.
I hope someone else picks up the American sportbike torch, but it doesn't look promising. Roehr builds $40,000 anchors with v-rod motors, and moto-cyzsz has basically decided to focus on electric bikes (could be a good move actually).
And the Fischer 650 twin costs more than a zx10.
It's unfortunate, but the giants of the industry hold all the cards. The first decade would be a losing propsition. All the money in R&D, adertising, building a dealer network, racing. You won't make it back until you truly mass produce it.