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teapotdome 08-29-2006 10:45 AM

Re: Big, Naked and Beautiful: Open-Class Standards 2006
 
First!

Mooner 08-29-2006 11:30 AM

Re: Big, Naked and Beautiful: Open-Class Standards 2006
 
second


GHam 08-29-2006 11:45 AM

Re: Big, Naked and Beautiful: Open-Class Standards 2006
 
Buell

SRMark 08-29-2006 11:51 AM

Re: Big, Naked and Beautiful: Open-Class Standards 2006
 
Well don't you guys have it rough? Those damn Buells have been calling loudly to me lately and I think the old CityX might just be winning me over. There ain't a bike you listed in the whole test that I would feel bad about owning. Life is good these days. Very good.

Fenton 08-29-2006 11:53 AM

Re: Big, Naked and Beautiful: Open-Class Standards 2006
 
Thanks guys. Always a great day when you get to ride "naked"



Question on the FZ-1; Has the '07 FI been "fixed" to resolve the snatchy low speed response? Or, is there a fairly resonable fix (pcIII, sync, pipe..etc) that has been used with good results?



(I got to use snatchy & naked in the same post)

mikenomad 08-29-2006 12:22 PM

Re: A Cool Short for the Short of Inseam
 
Although you tested the XB12s Long, Buell also offers the XB12s cg, which is something NONE of the other naked bike makers offers: a real sportbike that people with short legs can ride.



Erik Buell is a wise man. He knows that short people also like to ride sportbikes and resent being relegated to the cruiser section of the showroom by virtually every other bike maker.

naco_traficante 08-29-2006 01:03 PM

Re: Big, Naked and Beautiful: Open-Class Standards 2006
 
Tractor

Gabe 08-29-2006 01:04 PM

I rode that thing, mon!
 
At Buttonwillow and on the street ride during the 2007 Buell press intro. It was pretty fun, too. In fact it was more fun than the Long, but I had already ordered the bike and it was too late to change to something else.

cgarrison2k6 08-29-2006 01:10 PM

Re: Big, Naked and Beautiful: Open-Class Standards 2006
 
I can't believe the Ducati and the Triumph weren't included instead of at least the Honda.



I think when most people think of 'hooligan' or 'naked' bikes, these are the two they picture.



Regardless, it's nice to see a naked bike comparison.

travisyoung 08-29-2006 01:14 PM

Re: Big, Naked and Beautiful: Open-Class Standards 2006
 
Busload of Swiss...



It's nice to see that there are options in this category, but are any of these bikes mean enough?


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