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Old 01-24-2007, 05:40 AM   #21
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Hell, I think Indian put out as many new models as Honda did this year.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:57 AM   #22
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Default Re: 2007 Buell Lightning XB12STT

This might have been interesting with a 19" or 21" front wheel, another 2" of suspension travel front and rear, and some knobbies (or at least Tourances), but as it is I have to agree with most posters that it's the same darn thing as some of their other models with very slight modifications and new skin. Yawn.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:03 AM   #23
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I would still like to see them do something funky with the Blast. I still think they could make that into a motard and crank up the hp by a bit.



It's a cheap platform and with a few mods and some more zoom in it, you would think they could get it out the door for under $6500.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:04 AM   #24
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Well, let's be fair, it's got a new seat...
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:04 AM   #25
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Like many here I too think this is a bit much. The main difference between this model and my XB12Ss is that with the new one I have to pay an extra $300 for the privelege of having my girlfriend tell me there's no way in hell she's getting on the tiny backseat.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:07 AM   #26
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Default Re: 2007 Buell Lightning XB12STT

Yup, there's more than a few folks who have a craving for that Buell sport-tour version. Buell's been dancing all around it with the Uly and XB Long models, and in fact a few guys have already combined the Uly's hard bags with the Long's chassis on thier own. Add a bit more wind protection and bada-bing--- ST reborn, no?
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:16 AM   #27
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The Uly and the Long use the same chassis. Now, if you're suggesting using the Uly bags on the Long, I get it.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:20 AM   #28
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Default Re: 2007 Buell Lightning XB12STT

It's the second article (and best written of the two) I've read and I believe that I will soon be a STT convert. Well done guys. Guess I'll call my Buell friends and ask for a test ride.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:24 AM   #29
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It's nice to see the US dollar is still holding its own against metric dollars.



At least that's one place we can go and not get farked on the exchange rate.



As for the bike, meh.



Come on Buell, no one is a bigger fan than me, but lets see some engine variation other than bore and stroke size. And how about a true Road Race TT bike and not just another warmed over XB?
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:30 AM   #30
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Default I looked up the XBRR specs...

The XBRR track bike gets 150HP at 8000 RPM from 1339cc displacement, but of course a race bike motor's MTBF is measured in hours, not years.
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