Dealer in Morgantown is getting them last week of November. Said a Buell engineer is going to come and talk about the bike, and lead demo rides. I don't care if it's 0 degrees, I'm there!
Oh yeah, I had fun this weekend, checked out Morgantown Honda- no real leather jackets or pants, no back protectors, and no insulated gloves. Saw my first V-Max there. Wicked looking bike. No '08 bikes.
Rode down the street to the Harley dealer. They had a ton
of Buells. Lightning, CityX. Uly, and the 'Bolt for once. All 25th anny stuff. Nice colors, but the salesman said no component changes. Kept talking to him, sat on a few, and asked about the 1125R. Turns out this lucky SOB got to ride one for 2 weeks! Even had it out at Mid Ohio. Said the whole "quiet zone" thing is nice, engine vibrates, but not as much as the air-cooled, and the slipper clutch is awesome. "Dropped into 3rd at 160mph going into this turn and what happened? Nothing. Smooth as silk. Zero rear wheel hop." Now, I don't know how much of this is exaggeration... but I can't wait to ride this thing. Guy didn't even sneer when I said I ride a Kawi, or that the '06 636 was the best fit so far. He agreed that the CBR600RR is tight for tall knees, and said the 1125R was built "With riders over 5' in mind." (He's about 6'). Said it has fully adjustable controls and rearsets, and is real easy to dial in for rider weight.