Originally posted by JDM1200
No I'm not saying Buell's are totally reliable. Just don't come on a Buell board and expect to change peoples minds.
I wasn't trying to change anyones mind.
I was just responding to ZeroMans request for an opinion on Buell reliability.
Apparently you have answered his question. They are not totally reliable.
I think Reepicheep put it best when he said that, yes they aren't totally reliable, but they are easy and inexpensive to repair. That is an asset that can counterbalance true dependabiblity.
If ZeroMan is not mechanically inclined, maybe he should consider another brand. If he is, then maybe he should consider a Buell.
As for AMA, they blatantly protect Harley, so I don't take stock in any results from AMA, good or bad. Just look at the flattrack rules. I don't follow AMA very closely, but I doubt there is a full Ducati factory effort. If there is, it is not nearly as strong as the effort in WSB. Remember Ducati is still a small company and probably sells 1/10 of the number of bikes Harley sells, so they probably don't want to put a full effort here. That is just a guess.
As for my 900 SS. It is close to the Buell. It is just not competitive in racing, but it is very, very fun to ride. In fact I am selling it because I want to go racing. I am going to buy a Yamaha R6.
You ride your Buell, I'll ride my rice and pasta. We'll both be happy.
And don't forget, Harleys win EVERY 883 race.