Buell Motorcycles 2021.

Press Release, 18th February 2021.

Page created 19th February 2021.

Buell is back in production with an exciting array of motorcycles in development.

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Statement from Erik Buell, who will not be involved with the new company:

At the end of the day, it’s just a brand name. At one time it stood for innovation, but it was parked by H-D for 12 years. Time will tell what becomes of it next.

In the big picture what has always driven me is getting American disruptive and diverse thinking into the global motorcycle world. It’s most important to do this with electric now, which is where invention and radical thinking is most needed. That’s why I’m doing FUELL www.FUELL.us which stands for FUture buELL! I’ve never been nostalgic...the future is where engineers should live!

23rd February, also see: Erik Buell Sets The Record Straight - Roadracing World Magazine | Motorcycle Riding, Racing & Tech News

  • New Heritage Colour 1190RX @ Daytona Bike Week, 7th to 14th March 2021.

Vance & Hines 2621cc Buell Race Engine.

11th April 2021: Performance product maker Vance & Hines has announced the launch of a new 160-cubic-inch (2621cc) V-Twin motor for use in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing. The motor is specifically designed for use with the NHRA-approved Buell 1190RX bodywork. This is the first time that Vance & Hines has designed a motor for use in a Buell race bike.

The new powerplant, tagged the "VH160VT," was developed at the company's Racing Development Center (RDC) in Brownsburg, Indiana. The engine architecture is a 60-degree v-twin with pushrod-driven valves and is capable of turning 10,000+ RPM. It has been approved by NHRA and will be offered to teams participating in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racing.

The engine will be sold as a complete, running engine or components may be ordered through the Vance & Hines RDC as well. Some teams are expected to purchase a builder’s kit, which allows a racing team to take advantage of Vance & Hines proven technology while incorporating their own cams and cylinder head porting specs to create a powerplant that works best for their team.

"This is a natural extension of our company's involvement in motorcycle drag racing," said Mike Kennedy, president of Vance & Hines. "Terry Vance and Byron Hines became legends in the NHRA with their history of winning. As we have for the past 40 years, we continue to support teams by providing great vehicles, great engines and great components."

Vance & Hines launched a four-valve Suzuki-based racing engine earlier this year which can be used in several drag racing classes. In its first outing at the NHRA Gatornationals race in Florida, Vance & Hines rider Angelle Sampey hit 200 MPH in her second run and was the #1 PSM qualifier at the event.

The VH160VT engine will be available starting on June 1, 2021 through the Vance & Hines Racing Development Center.

Please contact Eddie Krawiec at ekrawiec@vanceandhines.com for product details and further information about the VH160VT engine.

Website: https://vanceandhines.com/ 

  • V&H 2621cc Buell Race Engine.