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Buell, Husaberg, Indian, Big Dog, MV Agusta + More
Motorcycle reviews and comparisons from Buell, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Indian, Big Dog, MV Agusta plus more. To make it easier for visitors to browse motorcycle reviews by manufacture, Rider magazine has created specific categories for our 14 most-frequently tested motorcycle brands but fully acknowledge there are dozens of quality and reputable motorcycle brands beyond a mere fourteen.
Buell Motorcycle Guide
Founded in 1983 by former racer and ex-Harley-Davidson engineer Erik Buell, the Buell Motorcycle Company was an American motorcycle manufacturer based in East Troy, Wisconsin. Harley-Davidson acquired 49% of Buell in 1993, and it became a wholly owned subsidiary by 2003. By 2006, Buell had produced 100,000 motorcycles. In October 2009, in the wake of the economic downturn, Harley-Davidson shut down Buell. The following month, Buell and Harley-Davidson brought about the return of Buell motorbikes when they announced the launch of Erik Buell Racing, an independent company run by Erik Buell that currently produces the 1190RS superbike.
Mark Tuttle Jr.
July 9, 2008
[This 2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT Road Test was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider magazine] When Buell peeled the covers off the new 2006 Ulysses XB12X at its launch in 2005 and officially jumped into the adventure-bike category, it was a pleasantly surprising and welcome move. If you... Read more »
July 8, 2008
We’ve seen them at rallies and rolling down the road, three-wheeled vehicles based on motorcycles that are referred to as “trike conversions.” The conversion process is usually performed by a dealer and consists of substituting a differential and a pair of rear wheels for the bike’s... Read more »
July 1, 2008
2008 Buell 1125R in action. [this review of the 2008 Buell 1125R was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Rider] I like to root for the underdog. There’s something about watching a team beat the odds that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. In some ways, Buell is considered an underdog... Read more »
June 26, 2008
The new bikes for the 2008 model year have all been revealed, and it’s time once again to name our three Best-of-Class winners. From that trio we have picked one for Rider‘s Motorcycle of the Year award that we think succeeds best at its intent, satisfies like no other and lengthens the list... Read more »
June 12, 2008
Los Angeles has the Rock Store; Berlin has Spinner-Brücke, a biergarten that has been a motorcycle hangout for 50 years. Harley traditionalists in America often look down their noses at the liquid-cooled V-Rod and sporty Buells; their counterparts in Berlin feel the same way, they just express it with... Read more »
April 10, 2007
“OK, you can do the Boss Hoss article,” said Editor Tuttle, “but promise me there will be no cliches. No ‘King Kong of Kruisers’ or ‘Bigfoot of Bikes’ will make it past my desk. Just do the ‘standard’ thorough evaluation that Rider readers expect.” Synonyms... Read more »
February 8, 2007
Story by Reg Kittrelle When I fired up the 2006 Buell XB12X Ulysses my wife was at home asleep. When she arose, went to work, and then returned home, I was still riding the Buell. When she went to bed, slept the night away, and got up, I was still riding the Buell. Some sort of masochistic fantasy? No,... Read more »
Mark Tuttle Jr.
January 5, 2007
Remember the gnarly scene in Pulp Fiction when John Travolta’s character stabs Uma Thurman right through the breastbone and into the heart with a shot of adrenaline? What? You haven’t seen the movie? No problem. Just head down to your MV Agusta dealer and look at the $14,495 price tag on... Read more »
January 3, 2007
[This 2006 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ES Electra X Road Test was originally in the September 2006 issue of Rider] We love the tank emblem, and the Enfield’s mellow ride. Vintage bikes are so cool! Show up at a bike event with a nicely restored classic and you’ll likely garner more attention than... Read more »
January 1, 2007
One of the most remarkable economic turnarounds of the latter half of the 20th century saw the phrase “Made in Japan” transformed from a euphemism for “cheap and tinny” into the hallmark of some of the best electronics, cars and motorcycles made. Now South Korea seems poised to... Read more »