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Old 07-17-2008, 07:55 AM   #11
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I look at the benelli and I think "heineken"
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:59 AM   #12
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The Buell definitely win out in the bang for the buck department.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:28 AM   #13
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I imagine all those guys waiting for Buell to put a "decent" motor in thier bikes will be standing in line for this one...unless of course it's raining....
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:34 AM   #14
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I imagine all those guys waiting for Buell to put a "decent" motor in thier bikes will be standing in line for this one...unless of course it's raining....
They decided to stand in line for the iPhone instead.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:30 AM   #15
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Best article I've read on this site in a few years. The Duc is a bit like the old gun at the knife fight, but none of these are exactly comparable. I thought your comment that the proprietary brakes on the Buell have the rest of the sportbike world catching up a bit out of place, when you said in the article that it's brakes don't match up to the 4 piston brembos on the other bikes. While that brake design is certainly effective, I've also noticed it doesn't quite stand up to my Duc's or Aprilia's brakes (this is from an XB12, not the 1125r). Thanks for including the Buell though, it's great to see it in a head to head comparo that isn't against the japanese liter bikes, which isn't really the competition for most folks purchasing that bike. A good step for Buell, and for Ducati for that matter. That Benelli is beautiful, but I don't see myself dropping 16K on a Benelli.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:04 PM   #16
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Best article I've read on this site in a few years... I thought your comment that the proprietary brakes on the Buell have the rest of the sportbike world catching up a bit out of place, when you said in the article that it's brakes don't match up to the 4 piston brembos on the other bikes. While that brake design is certainly effective, I've also noticed it doesn't quite stand up to my Duc's or Aprilia's brakes (this is from an XB12, not the 1125r).
"...under-slung exhaust that has the rest of the sportbike world playing catch-up..."

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Old 07-18-2008, 03:54 PM   #17
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>I imagine all those guys waiting for Buell to put a "decent" motor
>in thier bikes will be standing in line for this one...unless of
>course it's raining....

Too true. There is only one word for an engine not running properly below 3.5 k RPM: crap. Was this the much ballyhooed Austrian Rotax engine that was supposed to wax some butt? Fuggenschakes.

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Old 07-19-2008, 10:01 AM   #18
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:23 PM   #19
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No problem! I've done it myself.
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Been there done that. No worries.

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