Buell is the kind of company that is not afraid to break from the norm and build outstanding motorcycles. They did things their own way, by not following the twin-spar frame – inline four route. Rather, their motorcycles were one of a kind, with innovative designs. The underslung exhaust, for example, was pioneered by Buell, and was copied by several manufacturers thereafter. It truly saddens me to watch Harley-Davidson kill off this company. I really hope someone else buys it, so that Buell can continue innovating and I get the privilege of owning one someday.
Harley-Davidson continues to disappoint me by being lazy. The only reason I liked HD was because it supported Buell and owned a stake in MV Agusta. Now I have every reason to completely hate HD. Although that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t want to own one. If I had the money, I’d buy a 1977 Harley Davidson XLCR in a heartbeat.