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Re: The definitive idea......

I think you are on to the right direction but wrong engine configuration. I think the inline 4 will screw up the Buell chasis. The Buell chasis and looks are fantastic. Too me the Firebolt still looks like a new design to me. Even though I put down twins all the time, I think Aprilia, Ducati, and KTM have shown that modern liquid cooled V-Twins can be terrific sport bikes. Did you check out the Aprilia story on the V-4? If you click on that link you will see their new V-Twin bikes as well. Awesome.
 

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Vulcan 14

LOL Good one..I can see the next mega cruiser from Kawasaki. Turn the ZX-14 engine length-ways around a cruiser frame
 

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The thing about the Buell is that it's not a screaming, peaky Japanese squid bike. The Buell makes torque everywhere in the powerband and produces as much power as people can actually USE on public roads (and no, I'm not talking about doing burnouts, squidboy).



Only when a guy can ride a Buell through all the corners at 10/10ths does he have a right to complain about its lack of power.
 

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Sure I can complain about the the tranny, fouled rear plugs, etc. Some folks say it actually has a narrow power band because it can't rev like a modern twin..
 

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Are you content with ...

Until Buell wins a race people will complain etc. You are probably right but logic doesn't sell bikes. Put a modern engine in the Buell and then race it and win. You could sell several hundred thousand bikes. Till then be content with the 100,000 bikes per 20+ years
 

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Are you content with ... Yes!

I really do enjoy mine tho. That's why God made Blondes, Brunettes, and Redheads!

Vive la differance!
 

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Re: Buell Millstone

just got back from the Baja Miglia, and guess what was on the garage floor under the mighty Buell? No, not kittens, but an ever expanding pool of HD's finest 20/50. Gives the cement a nice patina.

Dig those trophy trucks! Some guy on a 450 Honda won it for the bikes btw.

And I won't be sending Eric any flowers. Maybe a big glass of expensive lemonade. When the world gives you lemons Mr. B...
 

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Put a modern engine in one and it'll handle like sheet me thinks. With something other than that old feed grinder motor, it would be a high-siding, looping head shaking terror.

No thanks. Maybe Eric can get use Guzzi Falcone motors in his next creation.
 

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Re: Buell Millstone

6 grand and it's yours, 5000 miles, new top-end. Runs like a champ.
 

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"and get people like yourself, who would never consider anything with old sportster engine, to sample a Buell. "



WTF are you talking about? Kook was bleating about twisting his wrist on Chocolate Thunder for at least three weeks.
 

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The Denial crowd.

Remember longride and Buz are part of W's "you can fool some of the people all of time" crowd. ' Sell it to him. Go for it. longride will ride it home from work on those straight and flat streets of Chicago, slap himself in front of the TV watching Faux News with Bud in hand typing on his computer how putting oil in his Buell every 500 miles is no big deal..

Meanwhile mscuddy is riding a Speed Triple humming Rule, Britannia!
 
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