In 2007, Buell announced it would be manufacturing it’s first ever liquid cooled bike. The motor would be made by Rotax. All the Buell innovation would remain. It just so happened that the dealer show that year was in Nashville, so I sneaked in and spoke with Erik and the engineers who designed the bike. I knew I had to have one. Two years later, I did. The 1125CR is one heck of a bike. The fastest I’ve owned to date. It’s raw, visceral, and quite a little beast. Just the way I like my motorcycles!
In the fall of 2009, Buell’s parent company decided to end production of Buell motorcycles. The 1125CR is the last new street model Buell ever released. On December 18th, 2009, Buell Motorcycle Company ceased all operations.
On May 2nd, 2010, a historic flood hit Nashville. Before the rains stopped, I had nearly 5 feet of water in my garage, shop, and utility room. The Buell was a total loss. Very sad ending for a wonderful motorcycle.