Day: October 5, 2021

Buell Motorcycle Is Starting Production With Bikes From 2014

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Buell Motorcycle resurfaced this year with some big ambitious plans and without Erik Buell, the man that started it all. The company is finally starting production of street bikes once again, beginning with some familiar machines.

Buell has announced that production on its street bikes is starting on November 1 with the Hammerhead 1190 superbike. It’s a motorcycle with striking looks and mouth-watering specs. It’s also a motorcycle that we’ve seen before.

In case you’ve forgotten, the new Buell is the result of Erik Buell’s motorcycle ventures getting scooped up by Liquid Asset Partners, a Michigan-based liquidation company. The firm liquidated Buell when Harley-Davidson killed it in 2009, then again after Erik’s independent Erik Buell Racing went under in 2016. EBR was restarted by Liquid Asset Partners and in late 2020 it bought the Buell Motorcycle name, beginning a brand revival.

That revival has been

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Gig Harbor man killed in Oregon motorcycle crash

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A motorcycle crash in Baker County, Oregon on Friday killed one Gig Harbor man and injured another, Oregon State Police said.

Troopers identified the deceased as David Anderson IV, 35, according a news release from state police. David Anderson III, 65, was also injured in the crash and was airlifted to the hospital via Life Flight.

On Friday, troopers responded about 4:05 p.m. to a crash involving two motorcycles on Oregon Route 7, according to the release.

Troopers said Anderson IV, driving a Honda VTX1800, and Anderson III, driving an Indian Roadster, were traveling north on the highway when they both failed to negotiate a turn and left the roadway.

Witnesses told police the motorcycles did not strike each other.

This story was originally published October 4, 2021 12:45 PM.

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Peter Talbot covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. He started with The News Tribune in 2021.

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SONDORS Metacycle vs. NIU RQi: Budget electric motorcycle battle!

The SONDORS Metacycle and NIU RQi electric motorcycles are both racing to reshape the market by bringing highway-capable speeds down to commuter-level prices.

The Metacycle and the RQi electric motorcycles actually share a number of things in common.

They were both born out of lighter electric two-wheeler companies, with SONDORS specializing in e-bikes and NIU specializing in e-scooters.

They both promise speeds and ranges that run the gamut from highway riding to city cruising.

They both include removable batteries, a key feature that allows apartment dwellers to recharge even without street-level outlets.

And they both… don’t exist yet?

At least not in any commercial form, as both were promised to arrive by the end of 2021 and both are apparently behind schedule.

But considering the two companies have many years of experience delivering new electric two-wheeler models, both the SONDORS Metacycle and NIU RQi electric motorcycles are expected to show

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