This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. The specific problem is: This article contains repetitive and potentially conflicting text that does not add to the factual content, and it often presents information in a confusing or ambiguous harley davidson sportster 883 manual pdf free. The Buell Motorcycle Company was an American motorcycle manufacturer based in East Troy, Wisconsin, and was founded in 1983 by ex-Harley-Davidson engineer Erik Buell.

On October 15, 2009, Harley-Davidson announced the discontinuation of the Buell product line as part of its strategy to focus on the Harley-Davidson brand. The last Buell motorcycle was produced on October 30, 2009, bringing the number manufactured to 136,923. The first Buell motorcycle, the RW750, was built in 1983 purely for competition in the AMA Formula 1 motorcycle road racing championship. At that time, Erik Buell was a top contending privateer motorcycle racer.

1, an RR1000 in his personal collection. 500,000 and taking Erik Buell’s house as security. Erik Buell took the deal, against strong advice from his attorney. Buell discontinued BRAG in 2006, stating the changes would improve, “the privileges and ownership experience for all Buell owners more than ever before. In 1998, Harley-Davidson bought a majority stake and took control of Buell Motorcycle Company, and the company became a subsidiary. Since then, Buell has used modified Harley-Davidson engines, primarily from the Sportster, to power its motorcycles. Most Buell motorcycles use four-stroke air-cooled V-twin engines, originally built for XR1000 Sportster.

After these were depleted, a basic 1200 Sportster engine was used. In 1995, the engines were upgraded with Buell engineered high-performance parts and further upgraded in 1998. The liquid-cooled Harley V-Rod motor, developed by Harley-Davidson then made street legal according to the EPA by Porsche, was originally an Erik Buell project, designed for a fully faired AMA Superbike Buell by 1998. Harley-Davidson forced Buell to follow the rigid product planning and distribution process beginning in the 1990s, with the philosophy that Buell was the starter brand, and customers would eventually trade up to a Harley. On Thursday, October 15, 2009, Harley-Davidson Inc. Buell Motorcycles in order to focus more on the Harley-Davidson brand.

Selling Buell was not legitimately considered, as Harley didn’t want their Harley dealerships to sell an outside brand, and Harley didn’t feel Buell had much value without the dealer network. Erik Buell later founded Erik Buell Racing to provide support for 1125 and XB privateer race efforts. Other industry innovations introduced by Buell in the XB lineup were the “fuel in frame” technology, and the dual use of the swingarm as an oil tank. Also, all Buell models have a muffler mounted below the engine which helps keep mass centralized with some models featuring a computer-controlled valve to switch between two exhaust paths as necessary to maximize torque. Buell designs focus on providing good handling, comfortable riding, easy maintenance, and street-friendly real-world performance. Buell motorcycles were engineered with an emphasis on what they called the “Trilogy of Tech”: mass centralization, low unsprung weight, and frame rigidity. They are also simple and easy to maintain.