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 Post subject: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:57 pm 
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Looks like EBR have taken back the rights to use the Buell name.

Not seen any official release about it but they have changed the name of their Facebook page from "EBR Motorcycles" to "Buell Motorcycles" and, on looking deeper, their own webpage has gone the same way https://www.buellmotorcycle.com/history

Obviously under the ownership of LAP and Bill Melvin and with Erik's departure it's a shadow of what it was but they are keeping the name alive. They seem to be only producing a handful of bikes and providing parts support for EBR but they do still have a few long term Buell employees there and who knows what the future might hold :D

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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:26 pm 
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ursus americanus wrote:
Looks like EBR have taken back the rights to use the Buell name.

Not seen any official release about it but they have changed the name of their Facebook page from "EBR Motorcycles" to "Buell Motorcycles" and, on looking deeper, their own webpage has gone the same way https://www.buellmotorcycle.com/history

Obviously under the ownership of LAP and Bill Melvin and with Erik's departure it's a shadow of what it was but they are keeping the name alive. They seem to be only producing a handful of bikes and providing parts support for EBR but they do still have a few long term Buell employees there and who knows what the future might hold :D

Steve

I noticed too Steve. But without Erik and with only a near twenty year old engine design at their disposal, how positive can you be? I hope for better things but I am not holding my breath.

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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:48 pm 
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If they keep the existing EBR’s going it’d be a great start :yup:

I think this year the EBR and X1 won’t even get on the road for their MOT’s :oooops:

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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:26 am 
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Taking your car or bike for MOT is ok under lockdown .
after the MOT you could go on a LONG ride before going home , just to get it ( engine / gearbox oil ) up to operating temp and burn of the stale months old fuel degrading in the tank :yup:
Hopefully, it will be June time :sun: that the lockdown and tier restrictions ease enough to allow trips out, on the bike into the countryside without having to keep a lookout for the lockdown police.

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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:20 pm 
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To be fair that’s not the issue as I’m laughingly a key worker and ride to work. I prefer to use the Street Triple or the Spitfire - letting the EBR or X1 warm up on the drive before setting off at 0500hrs isnt an option. They’re purely for leisure - additionally they both need a decent service and a trip to Maz from here is defo a non starter ;)

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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:47 pm 
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t965m wrote:
To be fair that’s not the issue as I’m laughingly a key worker and ride to work. I prefer to use the Street Triple or the Spitfire - letting the EBR or X1 warm up on the drive before setting off at 0500hrs isnt an option. They’re purely for leisure - additionally they both need a decent service and a trip to Maz from here is defo a non starter ;)

I much prefer the riding them gently to warm them up rather than leaving an engine idling, that only works if the actual commute is far enough to get them to full temp though. To be honest though we hardly rode any of the bikes last year at all due to lockdown and the fact that there was nowhere to actually go to. Riding to work is no good to me because it's only a mile from home.

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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:05 pm 
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start it up, put jacket ,helmet and gloves on, then take it easy for a few miles ,give it chance to warm up :yup:
only about 2.5 miles too work for me, so car wins for that trip.
do have a nice little route around the block, country lanes and 50 miles for the bike , or 100 miles pop in to wales to cad west and back :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:35 pm 
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Even a couple of minutes is a little rude at 0500hrs especially with Alan’s masterpieces fitted - on the ST and Spitfire it’s pretty much a start and go.

The route I take is 25 mile at shortest but can be much longer going home on a nice warm dry evening :D

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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:03 am 
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kevmean wrote:
I much prefer the riding them gently to warm them up.

I think Clive may have been referring to motorcycles Kev.

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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:23 pm 
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Dusty wrote:
kevmean wrote:
I much prefer the riding them gently to warm them up.

I think Clive may have been referring to motorcycles Kev.


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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: EBR/Buell
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:48 am 
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Dusty wrote:
kevmean wrote:
I much prefer the riding them gently to warm them up.

I think Clive may have been referring to motorcycles Kev.

Yep...like all things...a gentle warm up is needed before a good spanking can be administered ;)

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