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Old 01-15-2006, 11:07 AM   #31
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Aprilia Tuono. Does it all and is not a torture rack.
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Old 01-15-2006, 12:37 PM   #32
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from a former Buell owner... cheap and easy to maintain, fun bikes, solid fit, finish and build quality



I've ridden all, perfer the 9 over the 12 for smoothness, power band



P.S. Look for something different from Buell to be released later this month at the dealer event... rumor mill has it a special (probably limited production) "RR" bike.
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:18 PM   #33
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You are sooo right, the Buells do weigh a ton!



Let's see...

Triumph Speed Triple weighs in at...416 lbs.

Aprilia RSV weighs in at...407.9 lbs

A CBR1000 weighs in at...396 lbs.

Firebolt XB12R weighs in at... 395lbs.

Buell Lightning XB12Scg weighs in at... 395lbs.

Yamaha YZF-R1 weighs in at... 381lbs.

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 weighs in at... 365lbs.



...Yep, they sure do weigh a ton...











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Old 01-15-2006, 03:18 PM   #34
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I too vote for the Buell. It is a good to be able to touch the ground. I am not sure about the seat height on the Firebolt. Suzuiki SV series is not on your list but deserves a look see.
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:23 PM   #35
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Don't listen to these people.



You are looking for something different. Stay away from the V twins. They'll just remind you of the HD kr@p you want to forget!



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Old 01-15-2006, 05:51 PM   #36
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I recently took delivery on a '06 Buell XB12Scg and it is everything I ever wanted: Handling, power delivery, awsome brakes, top drawer components, and outstanding fuel mileage (60 plus mpg) while commuting.

After 45 years of riding I feel this is one of the most satisfying machines I've ever owned.

Buell got it right on the XB series!
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Old 01-15-2006, 06:37 PM   #37
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'06 Yamaha FZ-1. More motor and comfort than you really need on a bike.



(and no, I haven't ordered one or owned an older one.)
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Old 01-15-2006, 07:03 PM   #38
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All choices are great machines but I say go with a Buell.



-Happy Buell owner - XB-12S
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Old 01-15-2006, 07:23 PM   #39
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"I miss cutting up the turns and having a hop-on-and-go bike."

You don't need a sportbike to cut up the turns and you don't want a sportbike as a hop-on-and-go bike, as light as they are they're not the easiest to live with. What you need is a naked bike.

Your best option in my opinion is the Triumph Speed Four. IÂ’ll just use SeanÂ’s opinion here: "The motor is ok, the suspension and chassis are very good, and the brakes are totally awesome. Couple this with friendly, high-leverage ergos and you get a fun bike to ride fast at the track and in the canyons. In the "real" world of blind corners, oncoming traffic, cops, squids and slick spots, the Speed Four can probably be ridden just as quickly as this latest crop of 600 racer reps."

After 5000 miles or so with it you'll know much better what to expect and what your next step will be, if you'll ever need a next step. All the 1 liter bikes you listed are waaaay out of your league, performance wise.

BTW the new TriumphÂ’s are very reliable, at least as reliable as HD and Buell and even Suzuki and Kawasaki if you ask me.

Before you buy any sport bike please get leathers, a full face helmet and tall and protective boots.

Whatever you buy do yourself a favor and do go to the track and register to an advanced riding course, you can thank me later.

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Old 01-15-2006, 07:26 PM   #40
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He meant the engine.
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