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Started in 1983 and bought by Harley-Davidson, Buell Motorcycles was founded by an ex-Harley engineer and was discontinued in 2006 as Harley-Davidson wanted to focus on its core product line. Motorcyclist Magazine covers Buell Motorcycles with updates, builds, reviews, and news from our Buell experts.

  1. Eagles Soar at the 4-Wide Nationals

    There were 3 Suzukis, 11 Buells and 2 Screamin’ Eagle/Vance and Hines Harley-Davidsons in the 16-bike elimination field at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals this past weekend at zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC, and at the end of Sunday’s four-wide final round, it was the Screamin’ Eagle H-D of Andrew Hines ...    Read more

  2. We Don’t Care How They Do It In California!

    Photos by Mike Calabro Mama Tried is an indoor invitational motorcycle show held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to showcase the “best, most honest, and most unusual home-built bikes in the Midwest.” Here are some highlights from this first-year event:

  3. Buell To Unveil New American Sportbike At AIMExpo in Orlando

    Why is this man smiling? Because he knows something you don’t. Actually, he knows a lot of things you don’t, but there’s one in particular you’re probably most interested in. He’s Erik Buell, and his company, EBR, is going to introduce the new 1190RX at the American International Motorcycle Exposition ...    Read more

  4. Hero MotoCorp Buys Large Stake In Erik Buell Racing

    Erik Buell, once bitten after Harley-Davidson acquired his company and then closed it down, isn’t twice shy about accepting new capital to expand his business. This time, however, Buell is retaining majority ownership––just barely––of the company he founded, selling 49.2 percent of Erik Buell Racing to Hero MotoCorp, the largest ...    Read more

  5. Dedicated fans continue the Buell Homecoming tradition

    Despite the dissolution of Buell motorcycles, the popular Buell Homecoming gathering will continue in 2010 thanks to the dedicated efforts of core Buell enthusiasts.Slated for June 16-20th at Alpine Valley Resort in East Troy, Wisconsin—the home of the former Buell Motorcycles—the event will offer Buell owners and fans of the ...    Read more

  6. Scenes from the Buell Motorcycle Factory Liquidation Sale

    The first sign appears a few miles away, stuck into the frozen grass alongside I-43. “Motorcycle Liquidation” it reads, black letters on a yellow background, with an arrow pointing right. I exit at East Troy and head north toward Buell Drive, and the soon-to-be-vacant Buell Motorcycle factory. ...    Read more

  7. Buell’s Blast discontinued in dramatic fashion

    Our September 2009 issue included a short piece lamenting Buell’s entry-level Blast, and its general failure to convert the non-riding public into Buell-blooded bikers. It turns out we weren't the only ones questioning the littlest Buell’s relevance. When Buell revealed its 2010 lineup just days later, it announced the beleaguered ...    Read more