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Old 09-24-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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Talking Buell 1125R

You need to do a test on the new Buell 1125R YESTERDAY!

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Old 09-24-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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I'm sure they will as soon as Buell provides one for them to test.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:38 PM   #3
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If you read the Erik Buell interview you'll get a sense of the on-goings of the 1125R. From what I've read, so far, it's a good bike with very few flaws. Not a 1098 killer, but a great step forward in American Sportbike production. It will find an audience and sell in the numbers that Buell and HD need to make it a successful model. In 2yrs I would expect the refined machine to push nearly 1098 numbers and the 1125r motor should find it's way into other models. Now, if HD were listening they could do a nice dumbed down version for an all-new XR Sporty. Better frame, obviously.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:51 PM   #4
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If you read the Erik Buell interview you'll get a sense of the on-goings of the 1125R. From what I've read, so far, it's a good bike with very few flaws. Not a 1098 killer, but a great step forward in American Sportbike production. It will find an audience and sell in the numbers that Buell and HD need to make it a successful model. In 2yrs I would expect the refined machine to push nearly 1098 numbers and the 1125r motor should find it's way into other models. Now, if HD were listening they could do a nice dumbed down version for an all-new XR Sporty. Better frame, obviously.
You may be right,but I dont think a ROTAX engined Sporty is in the cards...at least for the US. The Buell and HD crowds are very different..the Buell guys will accept the ROTAX,but the "traditional"HD guy wont buy it and I dont think it wi ould attract a crossover base. The rumor mill has HD developing a water cooled pushrod engine for the Sporty. We'll have to wait and see.
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:50 PM   #5
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Well I can tell you this, I ride a BMW K1100RS and was looking to buy a K1200S as its replacement. That is now on hold. The 1125R could be the American made bike I've been waiting for!
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:55 PM   #6
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Well I can tell you this, I ride a BMW K1100RS and was looking to buy a K1200S as its replacement. That is now on hold. The 1125R could be the American made bike I've been waiting for!
I don't think those two bikes are even comparable in style or function. I'ts almost like saying I put my GoldWing purchase on hold because of the new 1125R.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:08 PM   #7
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I don't think those two bikes are even comparable in style or function. I'ts almost like saying I put my GoldWing purchase on hold because of the new 1125R.
I'd say they're not too far apart. The GT is a different story. The Buell will be much quicker handling of course!
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:28 PM   #8
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I'd say they're not too far apart. The GT is a different story. The Buell will be much quicker handling of course!
They seem pretty different to me. One is a fully faired sport tourer and the other is a mostly naked backroad machine. One is a 500 lbs. and 90 inches long and the other is 375 lbs. and 78 inches long. To me they are two completely different mototrcycles designed for different purposes. I suppose if you were a masochist, you could tour on a Buell, but I think that is exactly why the BMW was produced. Shaft drive, heavy and long. The Buell is more of a race replica.
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They seem pretty different to me. One is a fully faired sport tourer and the other is a mostly naked backroad machine. One is a 500 lbs. and 90 inches long and the other is 375 lbs. and 78 inches long. To me they are two completely different mototrcycles designed for different purposes. I suppose if you were a masochist, you could tour on a Buell, but I think that is exactly why the BMW was produced. Shaft drive, heavy and long. The Buell is more of a race replica.
Or get the Concours 14 and "split the difference!"
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Or get the Concours 14 and "split the difference!"
I have a feeling they will be testing that Beemer right along side that Concours.
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