For those who are enamored with belt drive, pray tell, how are you guys going to change your gearing ratio with the belt drive?
As far as Buell quality and reliability go, the fan switch for the rear cylinder head's failure is well documented. Not to mention for a bike that costs nearly ten grands, the quality of the components look like crap.
But I am willing to forgo the fit & finish if the performance is there.
As far as the higher redline goes...gee whiz, I don't know, it's because the bike is a watercooled Rotax V-twin therefore it can rev faster than the Harley piece-of-junk engine?
Harley engines are cute for cruisers and choppers but a performance motorcycle needs a performance engine.
There's nothing wrong with sourcing out for the specialists. When Harley wanted to make a fast cruiser, who did they go to? Porsche, of course. What's so surprising about Buell getting the Austrian Rotax engine? Them Germans and Austrians know something about mechanical excellence.