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July 06, 2017, 06:36:04 PM
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We all probably know the history and background of Erik Buell but IMO this video is worth a watch even if you do know the story.



This video was just published last month and misses one recent chapter in EBR history. As some will know the company that picked up the pieces for just about a year, Liquid Asset Partners, put EBR up for auction this past June.


1983: Erik Buell builds his first eponymous (bears his name) motorcycle, the race-only RW750.
1987: Buell Motorcycle Company releases its first Harley-Davidson-powered bike, the RR1000 Battletwin.
1993: Harley-Davidson acquires 49 percent of Buell Motorcycles
2002: Erik Buell is inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
2003: Buell Motorcycles becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Harley-Davidson.
2006: Buell Motorcycles produces its 100,000 bike, a Ulysses XB12X.
2007: Buell releases the liquid-cooled, Rotax powered 1125R—the first non-Harley-powered Buell since 1983.
2009: Harley-Davidson “discontinues” Buell Motorcycles. Erik Buell Racing is formed within weeks.
2011: The $43,000 EBR 1190RS, Buell’s first post-Harley-Davidson product, is revealed.
2012: Erik Buell Racing partners with Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. Hero purchases 49 percent of EBR the next year.
2015: EBR ceases operations and enters receivership, citing financial stress.
2016: In January of 2016 Liquid Asset Partners takes EBR out of receivership
2017:  In January of 2017 Liquid Asset Partners pulls their financial support.
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July 06, 2017, 10:23:10 PM
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Thanks that was a good summery

July 07, 2017, 09:44:37 AM
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NoSuperSlabs

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Good video. I see that Liquid Asset Partners still has some things leftover.

http://www.liquidap.com/portfolio/3958-id-ebr-motorcycles-parts-liquidation/
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July 08, 2017, 06:10:30 PM
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Well done video. Worth watching.
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