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Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:44:02 am »


They should call this thing the Elmer Fudd bike....because it's a Duc Hunter!




The following from the Roadracing World website:

EBR Announces Its First 60 Dealers



East Troy, Wis. – EBR, the new American sport motorcycle company, today announced its founding dealerships across the United States. Recruitment of founding dealers began in October, 2013, when the company debuted its latest model, the 1190RX, at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Fla. 

(Yes, there's a dealer in Tennessee.  Read more at:  http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/ebr-announces-its-first-60-dealers/ )
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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 11:50:35 am »
$19k. It'd better be very, very good.
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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 01:04:24 pm »
Lol. That's what I was thinking. Kinda priced a bit high.


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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 02:13:17 pm »
The Buell pricing seems fairly normal for a top caliber sport bike these days.  For comparison, here's the pricing of the Ducati Paginale line as reported on the Motorcyclistonline.com website:


2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 

HP/Torque:

195 / 98.1
 
Base MSRP: $17,995.00

 
2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 S

HP/Torque:

195 / 98.1
 
Base MSRP: $22,995.00
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2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 S Tricolore 

 
HP/Torque:

195 / 98.1
 
Base MSRP: $27,995.00

 

2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 R

HP/Torque:

195 / 98.1
 
Base MSRP:  $29,995.00



NOTE 1: these are 2013 model year prices but I doubt the 2014 models will be any cheaper.

NOTE 2: Please note that all models share the same engine specification and the extra money for the higher priced models doesn't buy even one extra HP.  But the extra money does buy great Ohlins suspension, better brakes, wheels, bodywork and paint.  At these levels, extra power isn't needed...but things that help make that power useable can make a huge difference.
 
 

Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2013/ducati/panigale/05/#ixzz2sZP8GXt0
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 02:19:30 pm »
Just me, but No way id pay anywhere close to that for a bike. Heck my car cost the same price as the new buell

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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 02:35:57 pm »
Here's the bike they all have to beat.  Several motorcycle magazines picked this as the best production sport bike of them all last year.  And certainly it's the one I was thinking about buying.  I think with a set of bar risers and a better seat this might be the ultimate sport tourer for an old fart like me.   ;D




2013 BMW HP4 

HP/Torque:

193 / 83
 
Base MSRP:  $19,990.00

NOTE:  That price is actually something of a bargain.  The HP4 is only about $4500 more than the top S1000RR.  You couldn't add the upgrades the HP4 has to the base bike for that much.  (i.e. the Ohlins suspension front and rear and modified triple trees  (c. $4-5K) and aftermarket forged wheels  (c. $2.5 K ) alone would boost the price if you did it yourself to about $22K)
 


Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2013/bmw/hp4/prices/05/#ixzz2sZWm43qW
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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 07:07:15 pm »
Chris, I'm with you on that one. I really like the BMW, I just can't stomach the left design team and right design team never talking to each other appearance. I know, it's a BMW thing, but it's one they can keep. ;)

As for built in upgrades for the money? Definitely can't argue that. Same reason I got the 848 Evo Corse instead of just the Evo. That extra grand gets me an ohlins rear shock, traction control, quick shifter, solo cowl (which I prefer since I won't take passengers anyhow), and a host of other details including what I think is a kick-ass paint scheme that doesn't blend in with everyone else's, and all that for a grand? Well, true, when I got mine I actually got it below MSRP while most were paying full and the regular Evo's were heavily discounted, but still, you can't add that kind of upgrades for nearly what the difference would be.

Best of all? They work AND are warranted!

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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 07:53:38 pm »

Best of all? They work AND are warranted!



Exactly...a factory track day special with all the cool stuff already installed and it still comes with a 3 year warranty.


Now if I could just rent Ian out to pay for it.....


Here I am at the BMW factory in Munich trying them on for size.  I'm on the S1000rr and the HP4 is right behind it.

(I was pointing out the differences between the bikes to my wife and mentioned that the HP4 didn't have passenger pegs or a passenger seat.  She looked at the S1000RR and said, "Neither does that one.")


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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014, 08:40:21 pm »
All out of my class (I am not a race around hot rod) and for sure would not pay $19K for a new MC on the maket if it was in my class.
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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 12:41:22 am »
Meh, If I had the cash I'd give her a go. But I'd have to be very rich to drop 20k on a motorcycle.

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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 07:04:18 am »
Wonder if they will service the older Buells?
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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 08:23:16 am »
Darrell,

I don't think EBR supports Buells (except perhaps the 1125's) but here's a Buell forum that seems a promising information source:

http://badweatherbikers.com/

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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 09:52:43 am »
Thanks Chris .
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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 11:00:36 am »
Im a part of badweb and they all are extremely helpful. And usually have a small rally every year in little Switzerland NC. I went last year and it was fun meeting people.

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Re: Eric Buell announces the first 60 EBR dealers
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 01:34:21 am »
Hmm, impressive, they are finally getting back to a full 55* lean angle... like the GSXR had in '85,'86, and '87 ....
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