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longdog
08-07-07, 17:51
Thought some of us may like a look at the Buell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzkRAbfHI6M) 2008 sportsbike......... :thumb

Slowdown
08-07-07, 17:55
Some of us will be going to look at it at launch - it's mental!!!

Rushy
08-07-07, 20:35
Looks great but what is a "Quiet Zone Rider Environment" and can I buy one for my 1150GS?????

ovenpaa
08-07-07, 20:52
Good HP but suprisingly low on torque at 84 ft/lbs - it looks like a lot of fun though :D

y2blade
08-07-07, 21:10
i could go for a bit of that tbh :)

roddy
08-07-07, 21:44
Being a bit of a Buell fan, I have the older M2, the 1125r looks like an R6 to me

ovenpaa
09-07-07, 07:04
A bit more blurb on it (Link from another list)

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=29551

ovenpaa
09-07-07, 07:09
....and a picture :)

Aurelius
09-07-07, 18:57
Good HP but suprisingly low on torque at 84 ft/lbs - it looks like a lot of fun though :D

Sounds like a lot of torque to me. That's about how much my K1200S made. With the Buell's short wheelbase, an injudicious application of throttle may flip the damned thing over backward. :eek:

ovenpaa
09-07-07, 19:11
Sounds like a lot of torque to me. That's about how much my K1200S made. With the Buell's short wheelbase, an injudicious application of throttle may flip the damned thing over backward. :eek: No more than the HP2 - it is just that I thought these American V Twin things were torque monsters, even if this is a Rotax lump.

Aurelius
09-07-07, 19:30
No more than the HP2 - it is just that I thought these American V Twin things were torque monsters, even if this is a Rotax lump.

The HP2 and my K1200S have a very long wheelbase. Buells, on the other hand, always felt a bit unstable to me when hard on the throttle (or front brake) due to their stubby dimensions. And that's with the old Sportster motor which doesn't make the kind of power the Rotax engine does. Still, you can bet I'll be among the first in line for a test ride. ;)

V2 TRV
09-07-07, 21:44
Is it just me or does it look a bit like a Cagiva Mito? :nenau

Aidan1150
09-07-07, 21:49
You're right Trev. I was trying to think what it's like. :)

Deleted account W
10-07-07, 04:24
Is it just me or does it look a bit like a Cagiva Mito? :nenau

Looks like all the other Buells out there but with different bits of plastic added :nenau

Aurelius
11-07-07, 01:01
http://a1264.g.akamai.net/7/1264/1354/5b021f78ade70f/www.buell.com/1125R/media/downloads/pic5-1024.jpg

y2blade
20-07-07, 18:11
splumph :spank :o

Steptoe
21-07-07, 09:15
Buells - Bought mostly by people who just want to be different, and no other (engineering) reason.

Like the people who work in offices and feel the need to wear "funny" ties or braces. They could be called personality bikes, bought by people who have no personality of their own, but need to look like they have. :hide :D