Have you ridden one? My step-brother just bought the XB12R Firebolt and I rode it around a little bit today. It's not quite as bad as you'd think. Granted, I didn't get to "ride" it like I would want because it's still in break-in period, but I will know more later in the year after I've had some seat time on it. I will say this. Riding the 12R is MUCH better than riding the 9S that he had last year. Riding position is much more aggressive than the S style, but we won't know anything for certain until he gets it on a track later this year. I'm reserving full opinion until then, but for now, it seems to be a decent bike.Gas Man said:Buells suck! They are slow, wierd looking, small, and part of HD!! YUCK!!!
WELCOME MAN!!! Don't worry we don't have to like the Buell's... heck we don't like N4S, but his Kat is ok for a Kat and we don't rag on him...RATyson said:Man.. i'm not feeling any love here...
I have an 05 Citycross. I got it in September, and I am loving it. It is really a fun bike. Granted it doesn't have the top end of the in line 4's, but it's got the low end torque that I like. And with the short wheelbase, it corners quite nicely.
And as was said before, most people either love em, or hate em.
I had an 87 GSXR 750 back when they were new, and yes I do love the jap bikes too. I was an idiot and sold it when I got transfered to Maine (navy). I still kick myself when I think about it.
I'm more of a Ducati fan, but I'm not quite at the financial cross-roads to own one just yet.
Also.. I'm new to the forum... Hello