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Old 03-27-2008, 09:05 PM   #21
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That's that same old crap from Laguna Seca about the preproduction models!!!

HELLOOO!!! I want a real road test of the production 1125r and a dyno run!
Did I claim otherwise? If you've found another mag/online pub that has a street review with dyno, than by all means, post it.

HELLOOO!! I don't work here!
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:08 AM   #22
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Sofas? Not for me. You need to get a portable cot. They disassemble into a nice small package and are much more comfortable than a conventional sofa. Plus, you can assemble the cot in the garage in order to be closer to your new bike.

I may have to spray paint my cot KTM orange in anticipation of the new 690SMC hitting the showroom floor.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:49 AM   #23
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The XT is THE Buell I've been wanting them to build - the long distance capabilities of an Ultra but with handling capabilities for those of us not yet eating dinner at 5:00 at Lubys and spending Friday nights watching Matlock.

Now that the Uly is available with a realistic seat height, I bet Buell sells a bunch of 'em.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:04 AM   #24
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Darrel,

I wouldn't say it has the LD capabilities of on Ultra. That's a huge stretch. For starters, you can move around on the FLH to reduce leg problems and monkey-butt.

But the XT does offer an alternative to the other Sport Touring bikes out there.

But (to no ones' surprise), I'd rather have a Tiger than the XT. And I'm not letting go of my Sprint ST anytime soon.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:21 AM   #25
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On my rush to my wallet, I forgot about the Tiger. Thanks for reminding me. The Tiger has a better motor anyway, one that does'nt have to run at 110 percent of it's capacity and was'nt designed in 1957. The Buell dealer reminds me of when I bought my 72 Norton and the dealer had to move 10 lawnmowers to get to it.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:05 AM   #26
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Looking at your avatar, shouldn't your handle be MGclay (or claygoose)?

Although I prefer the Triumph (and I assume you're poking fun), your assessment of the Buell isn't fair. It really is a nice bike, and Buell and HD have developed a fine machine.

Other than the angle of the jugs and they both have pistons and rubber tires, I'd say there isn't a heck of a lot in common between the latest bikes and their "1957" progenitor.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:20 AM   #27
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I loved the 90's tiger, though the last gen was a design nightmare to me. Looked like the designer spooned a blob of clay on the frame and said Voila! That or sneezed on the bike (the lime green paint scheme added to the sneeze factor). Though upon further reflection I came to the conclusion their intent was to rip off the GS. Unfortuanately if your going to make something as beautifuly ugly as a GS you better have cylinder heads sticking out the sides.

The new Tiger is a step in the right direction but to me looks like a jacked up new FZ1 when rolling towards me on the road.
Funny thing about the FZ1 is that if you put luggage and the right tires on the last generation's it'd be as good an Adventure tourer as any of them.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:31 AM   #28
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Funny thing about the FZ1 is that if you put luggage and the right tires on the last generation's it'd be as good an Adventure tourer as any of them.
The ah, FZ6 works pretty-good in that respect as well. Though ground-clearance leaves a bit to be desired "offroad" - the exhaust is all sorta bundled-under the engine. Makes for a good bashplate though. For one or two bashes, anyway...........
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:36 AM   #29
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I like the Uly, I test rode one when they first came out with it and was pretty impressed. I wouldn't mind one at all, once I get some bills paid I just might buy one.
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I like the Uly, I test rode one when they first came out with it and was pretty impressed. I wouldn't mind one at all, once I get some bills paid I just might buy one.
I was grinning like a fool (or grinning as a fool?) after my demo ride on the Uly, just cant /dont want to get used to short shifting. Hit the rev limiter at least 10 times in a half an hour ride. "Theres got to be another 2k of revs in there somewhere" my wrist kept telling me.
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