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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-18-2002, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Any predictions of the Buells to debut in July?

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if i had to guess i think that there might be a plastic lightning a move from the naked look and maybye an actual wind sheild to duck under. also i wouldnt be surprised to see buell using harley new super 88 with a few eric buell mods to them i think that would be cool also i hope a sixth gear but i doubt that they will get anything longer and keep the short wheel base, but im crossing my finger for the v rod engine that would be sweet, but im also sure they will continue the naked bike look, but i guess we will have to see.

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Any predictions of the Buells to debut in July?
Yes a 1200 cc Firebolt will be available. 20% more HP then the FB xb9r. Also, HD may have that V-rod based sportbike too.

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It'll be a sad day if Buell doesn't get the V-Rod engine to play with! If Harley makes a sportbike you know it will be way overpriced.

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If Eric has anything to say about it I think he'll wait to use the V-Rod motor in a bike that can really compete with the high end sportbikes. Reading the criticisms of the Firebolt from the more obsessive racebike-wannabe purists I think they can be won over, but it's going to take a miracle.

I think if anyone can make a mircle it's Eric. Buell will need to get all the details of the engineering worked out on the Firebolt so they can truly produce a world class superbike. Sure, it might be priced like a Ducati, or [shiver] an Aprilla, but I bet it will be able to match or beat them in every comparison. Here's to hoping

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ahhhh a american superbike!!!!! ive seen a couple riding around......in my wet dreams, but im crossing my fingers. hell look how long it took every one else to get where they are. i wish eric buell the best of luck!!!!

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V-Rod motor in a Sportbike? You must be kidding.

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i think to use it they would have to tweek it a lil bit cause im not sure exactly what the horse power on it is but from what i got from your post robert is it isnt fast enough or it's just me getting defensive as always when i post on the buell board. although porsche (sp?) doesnt mess around when it comes to there engines. Ill cross my fingers just for one day to go blowing by one of you on my american iron....just a bit of wishfull thinking

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V-Rod motor??

Just looking at it, it looks too heavy and big to fit in the new chassis. I wish they would just out-source that new KTM motor maybe. It only weighs a 130 or 140 lbs and makes 100+ hp, I think.

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i think to use it they would have to tweek it a lil bit cause im not sure exactly what the horse power on it is but from what i got from your post robert is it isnt fast enough or it's just me getting defensive as always when i post on the buell board. although porsche (sp?) doesnt mess around when it comes to there engines. Ill cross my fingers just for one day to go blowing by one of you on my american iron....just a bit of wishfull thinking
I have nothing against Buells at all. I just think the V-Rod motor is to big and heavy for a Sportbike.

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