One Man’s Imperfect Quest To Build Sportbikes In America

Anytime anyone rags on one of Erik Buell’s motorcycles, I have to fight an overwhelming urge to pick them up and shake them. “Don’t you understand his story?!” I shout in my head. Not enough people do, so let’s fix that once and for all. It’ll make you appreciate the quirky, flawed genius of his motorcycles.

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The Ronin 47: Creating A Badass Street Bike From A Dystopian Future

The Ronin Motorworks 47 have been Internet darlings since they were announced several years ago. When you take a Buell 1125 — an awesome motorcycle to start with — then add more performance and the looks of a high-tech street bike from from a dark vision of the future, this is what you get. Here’s how they build it.…

India’s Hero Buys Erik Buell Racing R&D And Consulting For $2.8M

Hero MotoCorp owned a 49.2 percent stake in Erik Buell Racing before it went under, and part of that investment was for Buell and Co. to design and develop a series of bikes and technologies for the company. Now India’s massive motorcycle outfit is getting some of that investment back in a yet-to-be-approved…

​How To Turn A Wrecked Buell XBRR Into A John Player Special Tribute

There are only 50 Buell XBRR Daytona Superbikes in the world. When they landed in 2006, they cost upwards of $30,000 and were confined to racetracks, but that didn't stop a couple of tools from stealing one, doing a burnout, and promptly wrecking it in a ditch. Resurrection, thy name is John Player Special.