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Wow! Buell 1125r first ride

Wow, looks very nice. That motor looks like a beast. Finally Erik Buell got to design his own motor, I think this will be a new era for Buell.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne.../?&R=EPI-93939

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good find.
not bad, wish they went more in depth with the bike and
had some of the riders comment about the ride.

the exhaust note sounded weak to me.

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the bikes have to be fully muffled at laguna seca. no louder than 95dB's except for a handful of races during the season.
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the bikes have to be fully muffled at laguna seca. no louder than 95dB's except for a handful of races during the season.
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Wow, looks very nice. That motor looks like a beast. Finally Erik Buell got to design his own motor, I think this will be a new era for Buell.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne.../?&R=EPI-93939
Rotax of Austria builds the engines, not Buell. Same company that makes Aprilia's engines, which is a good thing.
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This is the only twin I'd buy.

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Rotax of Austria builds the engines, not Buell. Same company that makes Aprilia's engines, which is a good thing.
True...but it's COMPLETELY Buell designed from the Ground up. Everything on that engine is new and made for Buell.






And...I signed up to test ride on at Pocono. Hopefully I get a slot.



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I've never ridden a Buell...may have to sometime just because.
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This is the only twin I'd buy.
You wouldnt Buy a Duc or an Aprilia or even and RC51?
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I've never ridden a Buell...may have to sometime just because.
I haven't ridden with a Buell owner..but if I had my pick, that would definately be the ONE!
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I haven't ridden a Buell owner..but if I had my pick, that would definately be the ONE!


OSP owns a Buell.
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OSP owns a Buell.
Yea and I think for me that's why Im having "issues" on hookin up. LOL.

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I'm curious as to the exhaust design. Is it routed the way it is out of function, or is ole Erik attempting to make the Rotax engine look like the HD engine at first glance? Engineering or marketing? Are prospective Buell buyers going to be turned off by the Austrian engine?
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True...but it's COMPLETELY Buell designed from the Ground up. Everything on that engine is new and made for Buell.
The Rotax press release says the engine was exclusively developed and produced by Rotax BRP for Buell. Am I confusing "design" and "developed"?

Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying pass judgement either way, just curious as to the origin of the engine.

BRP-ROTAX becomes supplier of a new on-road engine for BUELL MOTORCYCLE Company


a 1125cc DOHC V-Twin, liquid-cooled powertrain, exclusively developed and produced by BRP-Rotax for Buell
Gunskirchen, Austria, July 9, 2007 BRP-Rotax, the Austrian affiliate of BRP, is pleased to announce the production start of a new 1125cc motorcycle engine. The new engine, exclusively developed for Buell, will be produced by BRP-Rotax in Gunskirchen, Austria.



"BRP-Rotax is leading in developing and producing high performance engines destined to a wide range of recreational markets," said Gerd Ohrnberger, vice-president and general manager, BRP-Rotax. "We welcome the opportunity to team up with Buell on this market-leading motorcycle" he concluded.



Buell joins BRP-Rotax's well-renown list of clients like BMW and Aprilia.
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You wouldnt Buy a Duc or an Aprilia or even and RC51?
You got it im a I-4 fan The only only reasons i would get this one is because its made in america and its competitive with the rest of the world. Ive rode many other sport twins including a 999r duc. They're just not for me. I like the feel and sounds of I-4's much more. That would be why I own a I-4 bike. I dont get your point really are we all supposed to like everything and not have a preference?

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The Rotax press release says the engine was exclusively developed and produced by Rotax BRP for Buell. Am I confusing "design" and "developed"?

Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying pass judgement either way, just curious as to the origin of the engine.

BRP-ROTAX becomes supplier of a new on-road engine for BUELL MOTORCYCLE Company


a 1125cc DOHC V-Twin, liquid-cooled powertrain, exclusively developed and produced by BRP-Rotax for Buell
Gunskirchen, Austria, July 9, 2007 BRP-Rotax, the Austrian affiliate of BRP, is pleased to announce the production start of a new 1125cc motorcycle engine. The new engine, exclusively developed for Buell, will be produced by BRP-Rotax in Gunskirchen, Austria.



"BRP-Rotax is leading in developing and producing high performance engines destined to a wide range of recreational markets," said Gerd Ohrnberger, vice-president and general manager, BRP-Rotax. "We welcome the opportunity to team up with Buell on this market-leading motorcycle" he concluded.



Buell joins BRP-Rotax's well-renown list of clients like BMW and Aprilia.
Find the interview with the creator of buell on the new bike you will understand then. There is a thread on it somewhere but im to lazy to look for it right now.

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You got it im a I-4 fan The only only reasons i would get this one is because its made in america and its competitive with the rest of the world. Ive rode many other sport twins including a 999r duc. They're just not for me. I like the feel and sounds of I-4's much more. That would be why I own a I-4 bike. I dont get your point really are we all supposed to like everything and not have a preference?
You can have a preference, I just dont see what is so special about this engine compared to a 1098 or the RSV engine.
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You can have a preference, I just dont see what is so special about this engine compared to a 1098 or the RSV engine.

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You got it im a I-4 fan The only only reasons i would get this one is because its made in america and its competitive with the rest of the world. Ive rode many other sport twins including a 999r duc. They're just not for me. I like the feel and sounds of I-4's much more. That would be why I own a I-4 bike. I dont get your point really are we all supposed to like everything and not have a preference?
Not arguing with you, but the engine is made in australia. And your bike is made in japan. I don't get it
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Not arguing with you, but the engine is made in australia. And your bike is made in japan. I don't get it
You missed my point

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