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I would only by a v-twin if it was offered by an american sportbike manufacturer and it was on the same level as the rest of the world. Its still an american bike.

I own a Japanese bike because they are best the I-4 bikes out their and the best bang for the buck performance wise

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Rotax of Austria builds the engines, not Buell. Same company that makes Aprilia's engines, which is a good thing.
Rotax built, but Erik Buell designed... its his baby and he had to outsource to Rotax to build it.

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Rotax built, but Erik Buell designed... its his baby and he had to outsource to Rotax to build it.
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I just dont see the appeal of that engine. Looking at performance numbers the 1098 kicks its ass six ways from sunday.
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Yeah but, the 1098 only goes 100 miles before it breaks

And the good part is that it still has the rest of the goodies the Buell has to make it handle awesome, but with a motor with more power now. The only complaint anyone can ever come up with on the Buells is lack of power from the air cooled sportster motor, now they have a liquid cooled twin that puts out quite a bit more power.

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Yeah but, the 1098 only goes 100 miles before it breaks

And the good part is that it still has the rest of the goodies the Buell has to make it handle awesome, but with a motor with more power now. The only complaint anyone can ever come up with on the Buells is lack of power from the air cooled sportster motor, now they have a liquid cooled twin that puts out quite a bit more power.
Oh I agree its an improvement over the 1203cc engine. Its got about 40 more hp and about the same torque. Im just not sold yet. Anyone want to let me ride theirs?
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I'd like to get a ride on one too when they come out. We will have to keep our eyes open for demo days.

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I just dont see the appeal of that engine. Looking at performance numbers the 1098 kicks its ass six ways from sunday.
And the 1098 costs a billion dollars.



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And the 1098 costs a billion dollars.
$3700 more, pfft pocket change and its worth every penny.
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$3700 more, pfft pocket change and its worth every penny.
That ain't pocket change to me, son.



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That ain't pocket change to me, son.
In the grand scheme of what you spend on a bike, it aint that much more.
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I'd like to get a ride on one too when they come out. We will have to keep our eyes open for demo days.
Dealer about 70 miles from me is having a big 2008 Model Year open house...nothing about demo rides though

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In the grand scheme of what you spend on a bike, it aint that much more.
Yeah it is! Since I got mine, I've put around $100 in oil and chain wax into it. No other costs except insurance. And $9 for a full tank beats the hell out of $50 that might fill the tank. I figure if I ride to work 3 days a week for a month, I recoup insurance payment for the month. And I'm only making (insurance) payments for 4 months (no payments on the bike).

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i really dont give a crap about the 1098.

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i really dont give a crap about the 1098.
I think you made that clear in your previous posts.
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I think you made that clear in your previous posts.

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i really dont give a crap about the 1098.
But it's friggin' nassssssty, just for the record.
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In the grand scheme of what you spend on a bike, it aint that much more.
I beg to differ. Dont get me wrong...if I had the dime I'd buy a duc...it damn sure wouldn't be a 1098...but I dont have that coin.


The Buell is more in my reach.



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And...I signed up to test ride on at Pocono. Hopefully I get a slot.
hey marko,
where can i get info on this?
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The other ‘vibe’ is less of a good thing. The new engine, though with enough poke to match RSVs and the like (it’s nearly 50% more powerful than any previous Buell) is actually a fairly sane and sensible beast, yet with more than enough instant urge when you need it. Highlight? Gorgeously slick gearchange that’s a million miles more advanced than previous Buell efforts. Lowlights? More than a few vibes through the bars at high revs and a slightly fluffy delivery between three and 4000rpm, both of which, Buell says, will be fixed on production models.
there is some more info


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But look closely and you’ll note that the belt needs no adjustment, so the rear axle is fixed. On this bike, the wheelbase is not just an approximation. And since the axle doesn’t need to move, the rear brake caliper can be attached directly to the swingarm. That saves the weight and complexity of a sliding brake carrier. It should make changing rear wheels easier and (subject to manufacturing QC) ensure that the wheel alignment is always spot-on, too.

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I cant wait to see the 1125R in person. from what I've already seen, its gonna be a WICKED bike. and every buell lover will probably think its super sweet looking.

personally, I REALLY REALLY REALLY want one, like I'd sell my soul to satan and spend 50 years in hell for one.
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