Tuesday, February 2, 2010

AMA Testing at Fontana - No Buells in Sight

AMA testing is underway at Fontana Raceway, and the news is predictably somber for us Buell fans.

Taylor Knapp is on Mat Mladin's Yoshimura superbike. And from all accounts he's very impressed, particularly with the braking.

Knapp's move over to that RidersDiscount-sponsored bike from Team Latus Motors prompted that team to bump Steve Rapp from their Buell 1125R to a Ducati 848 for the Daytona Sportbike class.

The final nail in my psyche's coffin is the report of Danny Eslick doing his initial testing runs on his new Suzuki GSX-R 600.

Monday, February 1, 2010

First Test of Erik Buell Racing 1190RR: Cartagena

A series of tweets (see below) reveals when we can expect to see the first track runs of the new Erik Buell Racing 1190RR.

Pegasusraceteam will take delivery of their first 1190RR this month, and will prep it for testing at the Cicuito de Cartagena March 8-11.

Pegasusraceteam has their 2010 calendar posted. We're looking forward to seeing the Euro-spec bike in action! They've also got some enticing teaser photos of the 1190RR.

Scenes from the Buell Factory Liquidation

These photos were taken at the Buell factory liquidation sale. Wish they'd done it online. I certainly would have bid on a lot of stuff from memorabilia to parts and tools.

How'd you like this in your garage?