Erik Buell starting new racing company
Erik Buell is leaving the company he founded and Harley-Davidson to establish a new independent motorcycle race shop.
More than a month after Harley-Davidson announced it will discontinue the Buell Motorcycle brand, Buell's founder and former chairman and chief technical officer is establishing Erik Buell Racing in East Troy, Wis.
Erik Buell Racing will supply race-use-only parts for Buell motorcycles and perform race preparation services for engines and motorcycles. Harley-Davidson will give Erik Buell Racing license to build and sell race-only motorcycles based on the Buell 1125R.
"I'm looking forward to helping Buell racers keep their bikes flying," says Buell. "We've got some exciting race development projects in the works and it will mean a lot to me personally to see Buell racers competing for wins and championships in the 2010 season and beyond."
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