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Old 11-17-2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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That's nice I guess.



I like Buell's in that they are American, but it is always hard to justify buying one without that caveat if you compare them to other bikes in the same price range.
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:34 AM   #2
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Good for Buell. They've come a long way.



I'd like to see Buell diversify the product line a bit futher now. The new XB12TT is just a CityX with the 12 motor and unpainted plastic which you have to paint.



That's not exactly a new model in my eyes.
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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I liked the one Buell I rode. It's what Norton could have become.



When's the HD XR750 coming to the US?
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:50 AM   #4
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Check out the XR1200 on page 10 of cycleworld. Fantastic
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:26 AM   #5
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Default kpaul suggestions for Buell i.e to sell 200,000 bikes

[*]Invest and build a new engines. 750 and 1000 V-Twins liquid cooled
[*] Add a sport tourer i.e Firebolt with raised bars lowered pegs, ABS with hard bags like the old ST they used to sell
[*] Run in AMA Superbike and Supersport series with bikes with the new engines. Get hip Bostrom brothers to ride and star in commercials on MTV, ESPN, Fox, CW, Spike and USA
[*] Give discount or special financing to vets and military personnel
[*] Give bikes to celebrities i.e. VIP demos Tom Cruise, etc
[*] Give loaner bikes to the major rags and web sites
[*]Renew Buell Blast trade in program i.e new riders by a Buell Blast with a special trade in deal for bigger Buell



Go after Gen Y and X in a big way.



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Old 11-17-2006, 11:27 AM   #6
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Agreed. Good Catch
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:28 AM   #7
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I'm surprised that company, I can't recall the name, had a surplus of 100,000 motors from 1902.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:41 AM   #8
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Nothin's working today, is it?
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:44 AM   #9
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I totally agree they need a new engine, but I am not sure whether they can afford designing and building a new one. They are competing against the Japanese who have, say, 500 experienced engineers working on the engine department, top notch production lines waiting for re-tooling and honed hi quality subcontaractor networks ready. How do you beat these guys having the other eye on the quarterly results, tough game.



Hats off for Mr. Buell though, see what he has to wrk with and where he is now.



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Old 11-17-2006, 11:44 AM   #10
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Thanks for making my point on the Aprilia thread. i.e. If folks want distinctive engines Buell could build them. Look at Aprilia, Ducati, KTM and Triumph. I agree my inline 4 is not distinctive. My point is they don't have to make the Triumph mistake of building an inline 4 600cc sportbike. They can build a modern V-Twin and sell a ton of bikes.
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