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1125R assembly line underway

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nice,
when it comes to this kind of stuff, please do.

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nice,
when it comes to this kind of stuff, please do.
Roger that.



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head on view of the bike is growing on me,
even with those huge ducts.
can't wait to see one in person @ the local stealership.

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head on view of the bike is growing on me,
even with those huge ducts.
can't wait to see one in person @ the local stealership.
They should be getting them this month.



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Hats off to Buell for finally putting a good powerplant in their bikes. If I could afford one, I'd go put money down on one right now.

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Im excited for them. Id LOVE to ride one I think they are going to be beasts!
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Now they need to race it. Since the other bike.... can't even remember its name... (thats how bad it was) was such a disaster..

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Now they need to race it. Since the other bike.... can't even remember its name... (thats how bad it was) was such a disaster..
XBRR.



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Doh, yeah that was it. I had a lot of hopes for that, but I suspect it all came down to budget and not realising the amount of cash it takes to develop. Perhaps an overhaul of the xbrr is in the works with a rotax engine though, that would be sweet.

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Doh, yeah that was it. I had a lot of hopes for that, but I suspect it all came down to budget and not realising the amount of cash it takes to develop. Perhaps an overhaul of the xbrr is in the works with a rotax engine though, that would be sweet.
When I was at the track there was a guy in the Advanced group running a XBRR. It was probly the loudest bike I've ever heard in my life.



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I bet it sounded pretty damn sweet, eh?

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I bet it sounded pretty damn sweet, eh?
Real mean sounding.



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Here's a pic of that monster:







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Nice... I hope they keep up with it, and come back next year ready to fight. I am still excited at the thought of an American contender out there!

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head on view of the bike is growing on me,
even with those huge ducts.
can't wait to see one in person @ the local stealership.
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.

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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.

Two weeks

None of it is exaggeration. I can attest to all those things about the 1125R.



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None of it is exaggeration. I can attest to all those things about the 1125R.

wow, even better.

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wow, even better.
It's a very impressive bike.



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