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Old 02-28-2006, 07:09 AM   #1
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FTP - GO BUELL
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:10 AM   #2
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First Post! I wish them the best of luck.. Hope they do something!
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:36 AM   #3
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No wonder Honda is annoyed. Buell wants to have it both ways. It's a modified XB12R to AMA, but a totally new bike to the rest of the world.

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Old 02-28-2006, 07:44 AM   #4
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if it helps, y not think of it as a race kit that comes on wheels instead of in boxes? Frame is XB frame. Formula Xtreme allows "unlimited engine modifications." Hello? Y is this so confusing?
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:53 AM   #5
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"We started with our Buell Firebolt XB12R model, which has wonderful handling, and did the modifications allowed by the AMA rules," said Buell.



- which included a huge forge.



With the liberal rules on engine modifications they shoulda put a Honda engine in it and made both Honda and Buell happy!



We still have a week and a half to make fun of this.



My bet's on Jeremy McWilliams. Penzkofer might be interesting - similar to a BMW cup race for him?



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Old 02-28-2006, 08:00 AM   #6
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The AMA must tickled pink that somebody has finally produced an American made bike that might be competitive. In fact, I'm not a bit surprised that they (the AMA) are "enthusiastically" supporting the Buell effort-look at the *****-poor performance of the HD superbike that left egg on everbody's face associated with it (and the rule bending that took place to get it on the track).



Bryan...still, it would't hurt my feelings to see a Buell do well...
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:00 AM   #7
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I recall Honda having reliability issues in various Daytona races over the years. Big Japanese advantage is their pit-stop experience.

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Old 02-28-2006, 08:37 AM   #8
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I've heard everyone from Erion to Cycle News (Abrams) complain about this. Privateers are inherently poor. Buell did the right thing by supplying a Factory bike for racers. Hell, if Honda did the same would there be all this whining. Way to go Mr. Buell. Good looking out for the little guy.
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:47 AM   #9
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I don't know what is up with Henny Ray. Some sort of violent reaction to upset of status quo apparently...
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:20 AM   #10
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i don't see how motorcycle riders base their purchases on racing teams. i can't imagine a sport more removed from what the common man could do except maybe wedge buster in the NFL.
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