Rick Barret from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel confirms what I reported on February 9th and gives a little bit more details on the new Erik Buell street bike model expected to be available this spring.
It will be a limited edition and S&S Cycles is working with Erik to develop this motorcycle. “The first round of bikes are going to be collectibles, exotic, special-edition. ” said Buell. I want to rebuild my company, which once employed about 200 people, to produce motorcycles in bigger numbers than just collectibles or track bikes. Over time, the price can come down if we get everything in place. There are a lot of sport bikes sold in the world, and we would like some of them to be American. We would not need a very large percentage of the marketplace to be pretty big again” Buell said. Erik Buell will attend the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis where he will talk about his new venture, hoping to build very fast a new dealer network. Erik Buell.