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Old 07-24-2006, 06:45 AM   #11
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Default Re: What I'd like to see.......

The V-Rod motor would work fantastic in a full-blown tourer. I can't imagine why H-D hasn't done it yet. I'll be first in line when they finally pull the trigger.
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:04 AM   #12
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Default Re: Laguna Seca Formula Xtreme Spoiler

yeah i don't think they'll ever get there with the current motive power, but the fact they beat about 20 of those Japanese bikes with the old tractor is a pretty cool accomplishment in itself. And without the full factory backing of the bikes that were 3 secs. faster, well... the Buell might almost be in there with a shot.

Also the Pirelli tires are not quite there either...
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:36 AM   #13
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It would up it, just a bit.



I've been looking into singles for a project I want to do over the next few winters, so I've been all over Rotax's site checking things out. The XBRR produces 150 hp at the crank. The stock V990 Rotax produces 139 hp from a considerably lighter and smaller engine. Get it up to race tune and it will outperform the current powerplant and should have a significant savings in weight.



I've been waiting for this shift for a long time. I love the Buells because they fit me like a glove, but I've always held out because I'm not a fan of the motors.
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:38 AM   #14
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I'm not so sure. Aaron Gobert had a stop and go penalty for his quick start and *still* came out in front of the Buell. In race time, 3 seconds is an eternity.
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:57 AM   #15
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Depends on how much MotoGP testing BMW wants...

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Old 07-24-2006, 07:58 AM   #16
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IF buell had a modern engine, I'd seriously consider one.

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Old 07-24-2006, 08:06 AM   #17
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Default Re: What I'd like to see.......

Since HD already has a bunch of full-boat tourers I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for them to compete with their own models via Buell.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:25 AM   #18
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Note that the riders McWilliams beat were mostly privateers, while McWilliams is a MotoGP god who could probably beat 1/2 the field riding a clapped-out Ninja 250...



Its truely an impressive effort on McWilliams part, but without a rider of his caliber, the Buell would be lucky to finish in the top 15+.



The other Buell didn't even make the race. Anyone know what happened?

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Old 07-24-2006, 08:31 AM   #19
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Mike Hale was riding the other Buell and was 29th of 31 riders.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:09 AM   #20
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Default Re: Sounds like a ducati ST3 or ST4

A move like that would make sense, though ducati isn't selling much in the ST area, don't know what Triumphs sales are for their sporty tourer. I'm guessing these would be the key competitors for such Buell thing, but could be way off.
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