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pdad13 07-06-2007 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbtowns (Post 164525)
This rumor has been out there for a couple of years. A biker I met in on hwy 1 in So. Cal a few years ago told me that Buell would be coming out with a Rotax motor, glad he was right. If they can drop the Tuono motor into a Buell it would be a thing of beauty.

Well, to say he was right is still a bit of a stretch. It's still a rumor. And the rumor says that it won't be the 60-degree V Tuono engine, but a new 45-degree (my guess is so they have to make as few changes to the chassis as possible). And the rumor also says that the new bikes will have slightly less radical steering geometry.

pdad13 07-06-2007 02:10 PM

Hmmnnn, now MCN (UK) is making noise about an exciting new bike--a V-twin Superbike--announcement first thing Monday morning.

To quote (loosely): "Most exciting since Ducati's 1098...looks like nothing else...sounds like a proper V-twin...excellent handling..."

That doesn't sound like a Buell, does it?. Of course, they don't mention any engine details. And please remember, this is MCN (UK).

Please do not let it look like the XBRR...please, Lord.

seruzawa 07-06-2007 02:34 PM

Enlighten me please
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdad13 (Post 164568)
Hmmnnn, now MCN (UK) is making noise about an exciting new bike--a V-twin Superbike--announcement first thing Monday morning.

To quote (loosely): "Most exciting since Ducati's 1098...looks like nothing else...sounds like a proper V-twin...excellent handling..."

That doesn't sound like a Buell, does it?. Of course, they don't mention any engine details. And please remember, this is MCN (UK).

Please do not let it look like the XBRR...please, Lord.

What the heck is a "proper" V-twin?

mscuddy 07-06-2007 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 164575)
What the heck is a "proper" V-twin?

..I always thought that fell under an early 80's Virago...

pdad13 07-06-2007 03:05 PM

Hell if I know. They're British.


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