Word is the contract is up and he needs funding and investors to go balls out. I have already made a donation to his racing team. Anything I can do to get the brand back on the map.He bought 200 of his engines from H-D and will start selling bikes built around them as soon as his contract with H-D expires.
+1, However, unless the economy is allowed to grow, it likely won't happen any time soon. Would YOU invest money in anything right now? Me neither.Its time we get this country back on the map in many ways and this would be great comeback story.
America needs to have its own sportbike back in the ring, give asia a run for its money..
However, pissing investment money down a hole is not prudent.If I had the money to invest, yes I would invest in certain things. Someone has got to start somewhere.
...aint that the truth, god knows how many HD riders demonstrate that every year (sorry time) they get the bike out and ride it.At some point in time, maybe a "modern" American motorcycle will come to market. I certainly hope it happens in my lifetime, but I'm not holding my breath. In my opinion, too large a number of American motorcyclists are pure "romantics" living in a different social universe and could care less about sophisticated, well engineered, fast, motorcycles of any type.
I met Czysz last week. He was the lead instructor at the Skip Barber Superbike School that I attended. Very cool guy with a true passion for motorcycles. But is really into how to ride better, faster and safer. Really looks at the physics of riding fast. He can really ride!!!I think a lot of us wish him great success. It would be great if he and Mike Czysz could collaborate on something (although Czysz wouldn't need him.) I would dearly love to see a beautiful american bike come to market. Something that isn't a tired-ass overrated piss of **** harley. The problem with the buell is they are uglier than a Baboon's ass. The Ulysses is a hideous bike.
+1...aint that the truth, god knows how many HD riders demonstrate that every year (sorry time) they get the bike out and ride it.
the US has a sports bike marketplace, so providing someone has the interest and the cash behind them it can be doen. look at the resurrection of Triumph and Norton. of the two Triumph have been at it for longer and seemingly are doing well. whether they are making money, or even enough money to justify the original investment is a different thing.
Norton are going about the smae process in a different manner. personally I'd be much more worried about Norton as to whether they will last the distance, they are goiong for the high end niche player market, attempting to produce a bike that is evocative of the previous marque's design.. similar to Triumph have done with their retro classics. but the killer in my books is they don't have a dealer network. In the UK you can only buy from the factory, you can only get it serviced from the factory. OK the factory is placed in central England so its not a pain to get to unless you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. its understandable when you consider they are expecting to make is it 600 of the original 3 designs. no doubt theres more to come but right now its a brave move.