I don't think the Buell will use that V-rod motor. The reason is it is rather heavy. I heard a rumor of a turbo charged Firebolt along with a 1300 cc Firebolt. Perhaps Harley will make that V-rod powered Sportbike. Here is a picture of it:JDM1200 said:True! I had a Harley for 5 years before my current bike. I rode the pis out of it and never had any trouble except for a cracked diaphram in the carb. An easy fix. The evo was a good motor, the twin cam was even better! I can't wait to see the new Buell with the VR motor! Guess I'll have to get a downpayment ready!
I agree with you however not only is the VR motor quite heavy it is rather large. I don't think you can get the short wheelbase of your typical Buell with that motor. Don't get me wrong I would love to see Buell use that motor I just don't think they will for the reasons I stated. Perhaps a more compact lighter version of this motor is in the works? Figure they will most likely use a variation of the Firebolt frame.Tahoe said:Gotta disagree with you there Mike. HD has spent a tremendous amount in the development of the VR motor and it will be utilized in virtually all platforms.
It will be an interesting July indeed!
Very true. You think Buell is gonna give us some serious HP?Tahoe said:Right-O on the new frame. Buell recently announced that the tube frame models are dead in favor of the new chassis! Not sure if they'll use the same geometry though, as the XB9R is seriously short.
We shall see!