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Old 01-26-2005, 06:55 AM   #21
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Default Re: Another American Success in the Making: Roeh?

I thought it was the teachers that represent everything that is wrong with America. I heard that somewhere..........
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Old 01-26-2005, 06:58 AM   #22
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It's hard to believe it would meet sound levels with such a skinny motor. Maybe the cooling system pumps mercury.
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Old 01-26-2005, 06:58 AM   #23
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Aw man, I thought we were friends. It was the 9/10ths scale model comment, wasn't it



Boise, eh? You want I should pull some strings to get her an intro into the local meth commune.



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Old 01-26-2005, 06:59 AM   #24
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I will see you , grasshopper, in March. Did your package arrive?



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Old 01-26-2005, 07:21 AM   #25
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Yup. Opening it tonight.
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:57 AM   #26
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I looked at the Highland bikes, made in Sweden & I'd compare them to the KTM 950, the big adventure bike niche. The engine is suberb for its intended use.



I can't imagine that Barley/Buell would ever go outside the company for an engine, they'd contract some expertise maybe (ala Porsche) but not a whole design... but hopefully the mystery twins powering those not-so-secret XB-based test mules back in Wisconsin will be this good.



Rumor mill has it Buell will have a major new product intro this summer.
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:09 AM   #27
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The carp is probaly a better analogy. It might meet some coeficent(sp) of aerodynamic friction requirement, but dang its ugly. I do like the clean purpose built look of most of the rest of the bike.

I hope they can get the dry weight to 335, with that HP to wt ration it should hall pretty good.

THis is all bench racing though, they have a long row to hoe before it ever gets into production.

Heck, there are some neet ideas floating around the bike world right now, old brands coming back, new guys starting up, even HD making a sport standard type bike. I like the variety out their.
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:25 AM   #28
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Yeah, it might be an SV1000. Those are just flying off the shelves these days. In fact, they are so hot, the dealer will give you about $2000 off to roll it out the door!
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Old 01-26-2005, 09:02 AM   #29
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I didn't mean to knock Highland, it's just not the country I expected a hi-performance street bike engine to come from.



Nope, no foreign engines for Buell. You just can't call it the "American sport bike" or some similar thing when the motor is foriegn (even though most of us here think it doesn't really make much difference.) Suspension, yes. Brakes, yes. Wheels, yes. Controls, yes. Chassis? Maybe. But the engine is the heart of the whole thing. I really doubt Harley/Buell would ever completely outsource engine development



I'm hoping to see that Buell major product intro to which you referred. What have you been hearing?
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Old 01-26-2005, 09:19 AM   #30
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Gee and I thought the fact that it had a modern, liquid-cooled Japanese engineered powerplant would have made it perfect.



Hmm, what do I know?
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