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Pre-production Roehr 1250sc completed

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Finally. A proper American sportbike with a proper engine. I can just see all those people who said they would buy one lining up right now.....
 

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That's because they all went out and bought Buells when the 1125R came out. Remember "I'd buy a Buell in a second if only they got ride of that Dinosaur Sporty mill"?? As soon as the Rotax 1125 motor came out they stormed their local HD/Buell Emporium, bought up every Buell in sight and headed for the hills.....

These guys missed the boat I'm afraid though it looks like a decent effort.
 

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Not that the guy is an engineer and all, but Erik ditched the idea of the V-rod motor because of weight- right? 180hp supercharged sounds cool and all until you compare it to a 1098R. Nice try, but nothing but a toy for the rich. With a 1098R you'll look good everywhere- especially on the track.
 

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The sad part, and one that was predicted by many here, is that it appears that the new Buell 1125 isn't selling any better than the old one, if the one bike my local dealership has is any indication of sales. You need to blow the dust off the thing before you sit on it.
 

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Re the Buell 1125R, did they every get the steering radius fixed? As a person who owned one, having to do 8point turns just to get out of the driveway was irritating enough. Gee, 180 horses out of a stoopercharged V-Twin...sounds real reliable. Ooops, it's the ATF bangin' on the door again, hide the fixins!
 

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The sad part, and one that was predicted by many here, is that it appears that the new Buell 1125 isn't selling any better than the old one, if the one bike my local dealership has is any indication of sales. You need to blow the dust off the thing before you sit on it.
Having just ridden one, I'd say it's a pretty nice bike.

I can't say I've seen a line of internet posters out the door at the dealer either. I guess a liquid-cooled DOHC Rotax Vtwin isn't a "proper motor."
 

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I don't doubt it is nice. It's just that all the blowhards that wouldn't buy a Buell unless they changed the motor haven't stepped up to the plate IMO. The old one was at least unique, but this one, to me, really isn't. With the new design they are saying they can compete with price/performance against anything out there. Is that true Buz, or do we have to wait?
 

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Well, no one mentioned that the proper motor would come in an ugly bike. (Although, I must say that I don't think it's so bad.)

I think last year's launch with not-entirely-baked bikes hurt, too. Sucked the wind out of the 1125R's sails and it never built any momentum from all that initial buzz. Then there's the 1098 total eclipse to consider. Now it's the RC8.

Buell also still has dealer issues (although they're beginning to address them). Shame, because I'm sure it's a very good bike.

And, of course, lots of people talk a big game on the Web.
 

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Well, no one mentioned that the proper motor would come in an ugly bike. (Although, I must say that I don't think it's so bad.)

I think last year's launch with not-entirely-baked bikes hurt, too. Sucked the wind out of the 1125R's sails and it never built any momentum from all that initial buzz. Then there's the 1098 total eclipse to consider. Now it's the RC8.

Buell also still has dealer issues (although they're beginning to address them). Shame, because I'm sure it's a very good bike.

And, of course, lots of people talk a big game on the Web.
It probably didn't help that they launched it at the very moment the m/c industry was starting it's sales nose dive. Timing, as they say, is everything. 5-6 years ago people might have stood in line for the bike.
 

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"Timing, as they say, is everything. 5-6 years ago people might have stood in line for the bike."

Only if they were giving away free beer.
Don't the HD dealers already do that? Killer Creek HD has this weekend concert thing they call Bikes and Blues (or something similar). I'm sure every dresser out there has its own cooler system built into the top box- right? If not, I now have shared a marketing wet-dream for some enterprising individual. Just remember to power the top box and make the connectors quick-disconnects. Send the check directly to my agency.
 

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Don't the HD dealers already do that? Killer Creek HD has this weekend concert thing they call Bikes and Blues (or something similar). I'm sure every dresser out there has its own cooler system built into the top box- right? If not, I now have shared a marketing wet-dream for some enterprising individual. Just remember to power the top box and make the connectors quick-disconnects. Send the check directly to my agency.
Right after somebody sends me the check for the "Klazy Ken Kool Suit for Motorcyclists Who Ride in Hell." I'd settle for a chilled seat. It's starting to get really hot down here again.
 

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Hey !

I can just tell: You're going to be a "Smoker," aren't you? I'm going to start filling baggies with dirt.
I just watched that the other day all the way through, I'd seen bits and pieces before but never the whole thing. It's not a bad movie, Dennis Hopper is suitably nasty in it and Kevi isn't overly sanctimonious....Not the worst movie I've ever seen.

Anyway, Klazy Ken better start selling Katamarans instead of Kars .........
 

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I just watched that the other day all the way through, I'd seen bits and pieces before but never the whole thing. It's not a bad movie, Dennis Hopper is suitably nasty in it and Kevi isn't overly sanctimonious....Not the worst movie I've ever seen.

Anyway, Klazy Ken better start selling Katamarans instead of Kars .........
Funny you should say that. Klazy Ken live on Katamaran (32' Gemini) right up until his girlfriend got pregnant!
 
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