Deadly Buell Blast is no more Moonrider Redux

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Buell Blast

Moonrider Redux

Deadly Blast is no more

The motorcycle with more rider fatalities is no more. Buell is no going to produce the Buell .  Check out this tongue-in-cheek that officially announced insiders had known for some

Prior to the Blast, the smallest Buell had ever produced was the in 1983—and that only for and discontinued quickly.

In 1993, the Company bought 49% of Buell, Motor Company had purchased shortly after it had decided the best way to attract younger and women riders was to offer a training course. To do that, needed both a curriculum and small enough to use for training.

than dilute the Harley Big Bike image, in 1998 the Company bought a further 49% in Buell. HD misunderstood and consequently the brand over the years and to establish it as a serious contender for the growing sportbike and sport-tourer It’s interest in Buell was in providing a conduit to attract  and young men and funnel them to the produced by the parent company.

And controlling Buell provided a way to own a training motorcycle—it developed the with a 492cc. engine came in at 360 lbs. dry. was still too big for MSF’s rider motorcycle criteria. However, in the Motor Company was not an MSF member.

Harley had been one of the founding of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation back in the early 70s, it was no shortly after it had finagled the the tariff against imported in 1983. Whether Harley was out as some say or left of its own accord due to bad blood, it was no longer a member of MSF is still not a member of the Motorcycle Council).

And the Motor Company began with MSF about joining the group. Or rather, according to who were present at the meetings, told MSF what it wanted—and MSF The new rider training curriculum MSF was had to be more consumer-friendly—this translated to the basis of the Basic RiderCourse the motorcycle criteria had to change to fit the

Harley came in with the market share position—thus the most dues—and gained the of the board of trustees. The criteria was so the Blast was acceptable and Harley Rider’s Edge using a version of MSF’s curriculum.

Before the Blast began to be in training, the most expert of educators and administrators informed Harley and MSF that the bike is too for students to handle easily, too for its heavier weight, has too “torque-y” and for it’s weight, an “on-off” with no friction zone, and the brakes are excellent, they are not The bike doesn’t stall out it has so much torque and when pop the clutch and the bike shoots they grab on to the handlebars–and end up on the throttle WFO. They that serious crashes occur—though they never that training deaths occur.

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Right from the those experts were true: the Blast was associated injury crashes resulting riders crashing into located within 40-feet of the However, very few were by the rider education community.

In fact, serious injuries to occur before anyone The first lawsuit known to be with Rider’s Edge was the of a training crash in 2002 at Boar Harley Davidson in MI (now Grand Rapids According to the Appeals Court “Plaintiff Susan McCoy two motorcycles from defendant Harley Davidson, Inc. Wild Boar Harley Inc. (“Kelley’s”) in June

After purchasing the motorcycles, enrolled in a motorcycle safety titled “Rider’s Edge New Course” partially sponsored by and defendant Motorcycle Safety Inc. (“MSF”). During the plaintiff accidentally drove a into a brick wall, her ankle, pelvis, scapula, and wrist.”  Prior to the crash resulted in multiple injuries, had “reprimanded her for handling the motorcycle She claimed that they had to make sure she mastered the down position.

Rider’s Edge, with its of a dangerous bike and dangerous continued it’s injurious over the years. Another occurred in Kenosha,WI at Uke’s during a course and near-fatalities rampant including ones in Virginia and Florida.

For example, in one where Rider’s Edge comprised only 25% of the sites with the state program, Edge courses were for 52.13% of all accidents and 60% of all injuries and all the bones and dislocations. Students, to control the clutch and throttle ran off the into such objects as fences, creeks and trees.

The Blast’s market was, by the dealerships that offered Edge themselves. Few of the motorcycles sold even so. That has finally stopped producing deadly training motorcycle is a for relief—but what the Motor will replace it with is guess.

It can only be assumed that deadly little bike continue to be used in Rider’s until a replacement bike by the Parent Company or one of its subsidiaries as MV Agusta is found.

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