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tomk2 07-07-2007 01:45 PM

new Buell 1125R superbike
 
a totally new engine and chassis, designed and built in house by Buell

72 degree liquid cooled v-twin, 146 hp, 84 ft lbs

http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=1078606383

kavenger 07-07-2007 01:58 PM

I am in love.. Finally.. Oh Boy .... Love it Love it.:-D

BrowningBAR 07-07-2007 02:00 PM

Well, the wheelbase increased by 2.5 inches.

OK, so it looks like they built a "proper" engine. I am sure the sales will now sky rocket. Any day now.

Sarcasm aside, I love new models being introduced. Always get a kick out of it.

kavenger 07-07-2007 02:08 PM

I got a note that that MCN was going to be the exclusive premier site for a new bike on Monday. I didn't expect Buell and now a leak.. I couldn't find anything on the Buell or MCNs site.. Hope it's not a hoax
the bike looks real enough and different than the average Firebolt. Now with the Ducati backed increase in displacement a done deal in WSBK and I am sure AMA will follow.. Buell will have a great chance in racing.. I hope it won't be $15,000 though.. Christmas in July :)

mugwump58 07-07-2007 02:11 PM

This engine in a Uly would be nice and would address the some of the issues in the other MCN's long term test.

mscuddy 07-07-2007 02:21 PM

Garsh...a new motor for Buell?
 
..does this mean that (gasp) the head honchos at HD have finally given up on that 45 degree pushrod lump that we all love to hate?

Sounds *****in...they will sell every one made I bet.

pdad13 07-07-2007 03:02 PM

Well, I guess we all got that "real" American sport bike we've all be carping about. Good for them (and H-D) and let's hope they price it reasonably and that they sell enough. Now, time to watch the vid.

mugwump58 07-07-2007 03:03 PM

Yup I went to check on MCN as well. Saw a nice Cat and Fiddle video...Never there, never done it, got the T shirt. Try State Route 58 in northern NY. Early this could show up in other models would be 08. Imagine....

pdad13 07-07-2007 03:19 PM

Well, must say it looks pretty good (as it should since it's a promotional video). Styling looks fairly distinctive; it looks like a Buell; maybe the headlight treatment and top fairing looks a bit too CBR/R1/1098, but that's a small thing. Speaking of which, the top fairing looks pretty wide (guess that's the aero/rider comfort thing in the vid), a bit of XBRR, but the profile looks intriguing, if a bit weird. I consider that an overall good thing.

Specs are right in line with the top competition (in other words, total overkill for a street bike); that puts them right in the ballpark.

Gotta think we could see a factory racing effort in WSBK from Buell/H-D or AMA if they follow suit with the 1200cc twin limit.

seruzawa 07-07-2007 03:23 PM

You bet
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrowningBAR (Post 164677)
Well, the wheelbase increased by 2.5 inches.

OK, so it looks like they built a "proper" engine. I am sure the sales will now sky rocket. Any day now.

Sarcasm aside, I love new models being introduced. Always get a kick out of it.

All those loudmouths are going to sell their Yamkawsuzonda CBZXKZYZs and bbuy Buells now like they said they would.


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