Personally, I knew Buell would be back. You probably did too. Face it, a guy who can do what he did with HD weighing him down isn't going to be stopped by a little thing like the loss of a supplier and dealer chain.
Erik Buell Racing has unveiled the 1190RS, and if I had roughly $40,000, I'd totally buy one. But I don't, so I'm just going to wait until they're mass-producing again.
Here is Motorcyclist magazine's write-up about it.
One question for modern sportbike designers, though: What's the deal with the fiddly license plate holders stuck on the back of seemingly all the new bikes. Is that really the most attractive option you can come up with?