Yeah, I've noticed Granite Mountain Harley (in Conyers, just outside Atlanta), has a half decent display of Buells. But when I walked in looking to see if they had any Blasts for sale, the salesman said they didn't have any and tried to sell me a Ulysses. I couldn't resist checking it out, but he seemed irritated to realize it was out of my price range once I'd sat on it. Well, shouldn't the fact that I was looking for a Blast have been enough clue for him that I was a cheapskate?
I have always felt the Buells are misplaced being put in a H/D store. They need to be put in a dealership with Euro bikes, because that is their customer base. I am sure there are dealers who understand their potential, but I have been able to find few H/D "purists" who have kind things to say about the brand. I personally like them, but it has certainly seemed as if Harley is perfectly happy undermarketing the brand.
Two years into XB-12R ownership. Close to 10,000 miles, about 4 track days and not one problem. Changed the oil every 3000. Belt is good. Speaking of stoppies though, this bike has a short wheelbase. I've flipped it going into second real hard, and my son flipped it the other way making a panic stop in traffic. Both rider error, but although the bike isn't especially fast, it's an expert bike in my opinion. It crashes good too, and the parts are very reasonable
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