Moto' engineer Erik Buell launches new e-bike and electric motorcycle brand, Fuell

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Erik Buell, one of the best known names in motorcycle technology, is launching a new brand that will offer an e-bike and electric motorcycle as its first products. The new company, Fuell, was launched Monday with events in New York and Paris. The company said it will begin taking pre-orders for both bikes in April and will deliver its Fluid e-bike model later this year. The Flow electric motorcycle will have first deliveries in early 2012, the company said. Buell, a former Harley Davidson engineer, founded Buell Motorcycle Company in 1983. It merged with Harley-Davidson in 1993 and Harley produced Buell-branded motorcycles until 2009. Buell also worked with Schwinn in the 1990s to develop full suspension mountain bikes. Buell's partners in Fuell are Frederic Vasseur, a French motorsport engineer and team manager, and François-Xavier Terny, a French enrepreneur and investor. The Fuell Fluid e-bike is said ...

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