As a Buell fan, it's likely you already know Erik Buell is leaving Harley-Davidson to work at Erik Buell Racing, where he'll concentrate on what had become the focus of Buell Motorcycles- racing.
The official announcement says "Erik Buell Racing will specialize in the supply of race-use-only Buell motorcycle parts and race preparation services for engines and motorcycles, and the building and sale of Buell® 1125R-based race-use-only motorcycles under license from Harley-Davidson, as well as providing technical support to racers of Buell motorcycles."
How many teams will stay loyal to Buell bikes remains to be seen. Richie Morris Racing has already announced that Danny Eslick will ride a Suzuki GSX-R for the 2010 AMA season.
I've been monitoring the resale prices for 1125Rs and it seems the bargains have been snapped up, and anything below five thousand miles is selling in the $7,000 range. That's a lot for an amateur looking to pick up a track-only bike, but I'm hopeful prices will go lower in the future.
The SoCal Buell Riders club is looking into arranging Buell trackdays. If you've never raced, or never ridden a track, but are interested, please let us know at Info@SoCalBuellRiders.Com