Harley-Davidson has carved a lot of pork, and jobs, during the past year, and now the move to end production of the Buell line and sell off its recently-purchased MV Agusta business has people buzzing anew about the way the Motor Co. has chosen to streamline its operation.
Here are some thoughts gleamed from a surf through some of the social networking sites:
Gutted that Harley has pulled the plug on Buell Motorcycles. After all of Erik’s struggles and hard work developing improved product, he deserves better than that. – Kevin
No matter what you think of HD or Buell product, you have to respect Erik Buell’s independent and creative thinking. Sorry to see you go Buell. – Glenn
Victims of Hope and Change? – Robert
I feel for all those who have been laid off … but I keep thinking there is more to come from Buell. – Greg
Buell gone; MV on the block!? Whats next? Price drops on Fatboys and baggers? – Jeffery
Why didn’t they dump their latest European acquisition instead of wiping out more American jobs? As an American manufacturer, it sickens me to see HD become just another company making a profit at any cost. – Chris
A day of mourning for American Sportbikers … regardless of what you ride. Buell, you will be greatly missed! – Brittany
I am truly bummed about Buell going under. I wasn’t a die hard Buell fan but it was nice to see a company like that succeed. – Aaron
It seems that we have let another American Motorcycle Company go by the way side my friends, and what a shame! – Patrick
Learn more about H-D’s decision by clicking HERE.