And the reason for the uncertain balance sheet? According to Belfer, Hero Motocorp still had rights "to claim against inventory until October 6." In another story published by the Milwaukee Business Journal, it was reported that there was still "an outstanding settlement between Erik Buell Racing and Hero MotoCorp concerning the consulting business" that hadn't been rectified, and Belfer is quoted as stating that the business is not worth the same as when he originally bid $2.25 million because "The assets are smaller, some have been removed...it's worth less than it was before." There were inferences that perhaps the situation had been planned in advance; Belfer stated in the MWJS story that, "I've done some tough deals in my career. But this was, in my opinion, intentionally complicated...if you want some idea of what it's been like, try taking a deep breath on August 5th and holding it for three months."