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Old 01-24-2007, 06:54 AM   #31
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Default Re: 2007 Buell Lightning XB12STT

Some review. Everything is "yes, but..." Maybe I missed it, but what exactly is the point of this particular model?
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:10 AM   #32
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Blast that's a chicks bike Seriously I am 6' and I found the Blast to be tiny.. Good MSF bike. I thought about getting one for my wife and daughter to learn on.. But I can't see myself riding one for more that 10 min.
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:37 AM   #33
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Maybe. Finally a shrinking american number! Check our source... http://www.buell.com/en_us/bikes/lig...2stt/specs.asp - fonzie
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:49 AM   #34
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The Uly is more of a dust bike than a dirt bike. It's just an ST with a hint of unpaved pretense. Fine for taking to the Artic Circle though.
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:52 AM   #35
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I hear ya, and the number plates just make it look fat and heavy.
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:55 AM   #36
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Like mo said many years ago "best scooter ever made"
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:09 AM   #37
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So even if this were the happy medium between the Uly. and the Lightening that Buell wants us to think it is (I agree w/ everyone that this is just another ho-hum version of the lightening) what the hell is up with the color schemes! White or white and that ugly ass Uly Orange!? I thought I saw somewhere in the TT propaganda that leaving it white makes it so you could paint it whatever color you want. For a $10k+ you guys better finish painting the damn thing. I would love a Buell but they just keep missing the mark with what seems to be easy fixes. Up the displacement and make the seat a little more passenger friendly (IE give the lightnings the Uly. option for a seat) and I think Buell would have an out of park home run!
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:17 AM   #38
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"It's nice to see the US dollar is still holding its own against metric dollars."



What the heck are talking about.. The dollar has fallen against every currency in the world. The Chinese have unpegged their currency and dollar fell like a rock.. Ws reckless fiscal policy is to blame.

metric dollars?



If Buell had a decent engine it could make it big in Europe because of the favorable exchange rate i.e. American goods become cheaper with a falling dollar. But it's yet another story of missed opportunity by an American company.

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Old 01-24-2007, 08:26 AM   #39
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The number plates are crap.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:20 AM   #40
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Default Buell has really BECOME Harley...

Is it my imagination, or has Buell really become Harley, with one basic platform (well, 2 slightly different frames), and a bunch of different bolt-on variations to make a slew of "different" models?



How is yet another slightly-different variant an improvement over the simple world of "1/4 faired, unfaired, giant trailie" for the average purchaser?

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