If it can build enough bikes, Buell Racing wants to join the World Superbike Series
Erik Buell Racing would really like to be part of the World Superbike Series, but the barriers to entry are not exactly a cake-walk.
Prior to the homologation inspection, the entry candidate must show a minimum of 125 production motorcycles, with the margin possibly increased for 2014. Then the manufacturer must have another 500 bikes ready for sale in the first half of the year, and another 500 bikes ready for sale by the second half of the year, and 2000 by the end of the next year. Not the easiest task for a small bike manufacturer.
On the bright side, the bikes need not be sold, they only need to be available for sale. If Erik Buell Racing can make enough bikes to get into the WSBK, the publicity from possible good results would do great things for sales.
We will have to see what happens.