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Old 07-08-2007, 04:52 AM   #21
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It is actually a Rotax engine, not made in the USA but Austria! Very similar to what Aprilia has been using for years.
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:55 AM   #22
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New Water-cooled Buell Sportbike Revealed Ahead Of Planned Announcement News Article // RoadracingWorld.com
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:44 AM   #23
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Thanks I'll send that link to the skeptical editor
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:25 PM   #24
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It's now on Buell.com.

And it looks as if Erik and his minions did their homework.

Okay, from a styling standpoint, it's a bit odd, but those choices are supposedly functional. As par for Buell, a few interesting engineering features, too.

Looks like a contender, if only for the price...$11,995 MSRP.

Oh, sh*t! It's only $11,995! They do seem serious, don't they?

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Old 07-08-2007, 06:27 PM   #25
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Eh, that should be $11,995. Why can't I edit my posts?
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:12 PM   #26
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-It's also a claimed 20lbs lighter than the previous 1200cc models. 375lbs vs. 395lbs.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:36 PM   #27
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I agree about the styling..not as clean as the current Firebolt. But still looks interesting.. Need more pictures i.e side views and different colors ..
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:33 PM   #28
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I say, leave it in all black (okay, maybe those "Cherry Bomb" wheels would look nice); it might look ultra dopey in another color. In black, it at least looks kinda Road Warrior-ish. It could be one of those bikes that looks a lot better in person.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:38 PM   #29
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Yep Saw a new yellow 1098 at the gas pump some young stud with young girl on the back with a helmet flip flops, halter top, and shorts .. But hey the bike sure looked and sounded great. He had full leathers on..
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:10 AM   #30
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Default Buell intro's liquid cooled model with 6-speed

Called the 1125R
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