You may have read our latest report regarding the future of recently canned Buell Motorcycles. Everyone’s favorite American sportbike company hit the chopping block a few months back at the hand of industry giant Harley-Davidson, and its cropping of the division has led Erik Buell to forge ahead with his competitively obsessed Erik Buell Racing brand. However, a key player in the now defunct company may have sparked a bright future with another American motorcycle company.
Zero Motorcycles, the little electric motorcycle manufacturer that could, has announced the hiring of former Buell vice president of engineering Abe Askenazi. Coming off of a 14-year stretch with Buell, Askenazi will no doubt bring a level of experience and insight to Zero beyond its years. With funding at an all time high and the obvious future in electric vehicles, the transition from combustion to current should be rewarding for both Askenazi and Zero. Click past the break to view the complete press release.
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[Source: Asphalt & Rubber]
Zero charges forward: Electric motorcycle company hires top talent from Buell originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.