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Buell now going into Electric Motorcycle & cycle.
Here's the cycle which I think looks OK


Here's the Motorcycle which I think is dam ugly, I do like the play on word's though(y)
 

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Who keeps giving him money with his track record ..
 

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I had two Buells a Cyclone and a Lightning strike both great fun.

My good friend Mark Miller rode an EBR in the TT for a couple of years, the fact it was a great bike wasn't enough to stop him going bust .. again.
 

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I rode a lightening a few years ago.
Hooligan of a bike and went round corners :)

If I was being harsh , I could say 'compared to what' ..

They were a huge step forward from an 883 Sportster, but that wasn't setting the bar very high was it.

But , if you look at current trends, everyone and his dog is building ugly retro bikes, and they cant get them out the boxes quick enough. If they relaunched the Lightning it would sell , in the current market . Minus the great big disc, mind, they must have been on holiday when they covered gyroscopic mass.
 

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It was a fun bike to ride back then and great for a few stunts outside the pub but speed wise you could not keep up with any jap 600 with a half decent rider, but that was not what I bought them for.

Some have said I have a strange taste in bikes :D
 
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Minus the great big disc, mind, they must have been on holiday when they covered gyroscopic mass
In his defense on that disc, the wheel minus tyre & disc is scary light:eek:
I have no reasoning for it, but cant get enough of the XB12S, its 15 years old highly strong in traffic not the most comfortable seat but get on a good twisty fast road it just make's me smile Oh & that sound, The Street Triple R has started to sulk :D2
buell bude.jpg
 

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What it weighs is not as important as where the weight is. Inertia on that disc must be huge. And yes , for a 15 year old bike, it does look 'contemporary'... just put a set of huge knobblies on it and the Beard waxers will be slobbering all over their Deus T Shirts.

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The theory of the rotor being fitted to rim meant that the wheel could be lighter, no stress through the spokes. And it worked as good as the twin six pots on my Daytona
 

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If I was being harsh , I could say 'compared to what' ..

At the time I was on a Ducati 750 ss

Brilliant chassis on it but just lacked something.

The Buell wasn’t a patch on the daughters ZXR 400 but then that’s a different beast altogether :)

There was something about the Buell that gave you confidence :)
 

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The theory of the rotor being fitted to rim meant that the wheel could be lighter, no stress through the spokes. And it worked as good as the twin six pots on my Daytona

I read that , but didn't understand it.. the weight of the bike is the weight of the bike, and that has to be acting on the front wheel under braking no matter what, that force doesn't just vanish.. but someone cleverer than me thinks otherwise. Our racebike runs 2 small discs instead of one big one, to aid with turning , with 2 small 4 pot calipers rather than 1 big one.
 

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