Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by HondaChick2000, Mar 14, 2007.
what do you think about buells? i've been paying a lot of attention to those lately
i loved the buell blast i rode for a few hours
i like the way they sound. very very distinct and original sound. the looks are hit or miss imo.
Harley engine with sport chassis. Some people love it, some don't. I like them, personally but have never ridden one. I think a used (or even newer) Ducatti 900 or even an Aprilia (About $1000 more across the board) might be suitable. Rode a Ducatti Monster around a parking lot once, rode an Aprilia 600cc around the block. Aprilia is smooth as glass. Monster is fun and "Chunky"
My friend wrecked his Buell doing a high chair if that helps.
Anything that comes out of the harley plant should be avoided like the plague.
Want a sport bike? Stick with honda, yamaha, suzuki.. Or if you have the beans, go higher up.. but stay away from mr. davidson. They REFUSE to evolve.
I have a 2007 Yamaha R6 and it's the greatest thing i've ridden.
the R6 scares me like owning a Rolex scares me. I would damage it immediately.
I know that a lot of people without doing the research just think "Oh well Buell is just another Harley Davidson Brand..." What they don't take into consideration is that Erik Buell was a Professional Super Sport racer and was hired BY Harley Davidson to develop a line of sportbikes.
Also if you look further into the current DESIGN features of a Buell you would notice how a Buell bike follows a Bauhaus design principle "Form follows function" (anybody intelligent enough to know about Bauhaus... Kudos) The motorcycles are simply designed to keep the weight centered from front to rear/ side to side/ and top to bottom. Quite possibly one of the most brilliant things to have happen in motorcycle design.
Honestly I think a lot of people are too stuck on Japanese Sports Bikes to take a second look at what might also be out there. For those of you... that's fine. But without proper research I wouldn't suggest bad mouthing a name just because of it's affiliates.
You and I will get along fine.
Buells are fucking garbage. They don't handle all that great, have almost no racing background (in fact, I don't think I've EVER seen a Buell in any pro/am racing such as MotoGP, AMA, CMRA, etc), are unreliable (belt drive? ninja please), and above all they look like balls.
Put me on a track on my Yamaha (a.k.a. Japanese Sport Bike that everyone's so stuck on) next to you on a Buell, and I guarantee you'll rethink your whole 'front-back-side-to-side' theory.
There's a reason everyone's so 'stuck on' Jap bikes...because they're superior. Look at professional sportbike racing...who's on top? Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki...sometimes even Ducati (somehow).
From reviews I've read over and over again on more "adult" forums, meaning more people over 35 then under.
Pretty much everyone says the same thing.
Buell blast is a great wife bike, there's really not much there, its small, simple, and if it's a newer model its not all that bad on the upkeep, the older models had MAJOR issues. then again every older Buell had major issues.
the main bull to look at is the XB9 and XB12 both bikes cost more then any of the jap super bikes, but they handle VERY WELL! I've heard nothing but great things about them when it comes to handling, but on the other side of things, they have a motor that will shake you to death, even at an idea, sounds like when you get home you almost have to check all your bolts to make sure they're still tight. on top of that, people have said they make great power and torque but as soon as the bike starts to get fun, it falls flat on its face, the power band in them sucks major ass.
power off idle A
a bike that runs out of steam WAY too early in the RPMs... FAIL!
in a recent riding review, i talked to several of the testers and they all said that the buells out preform most jap and german bikes on the market. the firebolt is the one i have my eye on, its a good bike and handles well. they arent really mainstream like everything else. and yea there center of gravity is the best in the business so i've heard. in washington all you see is the same old thing.....everything looks like everything else....theres no uniqeness anymore. but whatever....all just opinions.
First off civicious... There is no need to get all hostile... I wasn't bad mouthing any Japanese Motorcycles... believe me I have looked into them as well... Great bikes... All I am saying is that Buells are a fun bike to ride and the design principles are solid.
Secondly, not once in my post did I say that Buell's were IN professional competition, all I said is that they were designed by someone who used to be a professional sports bike racer. So please don't take what I wrote out of context.
Third, there is no arguing the fact that a japanese bike would blow mine out of the water off the line or in a straight dash... But I would be willing to place money on the fact that through the corners, especially coming out of them, the Buell would have better responsiveness in the low-end torque. Plus I like the compact wheel base that the Buells have especially the XB12cg... perfect for someone my height... (6'2" if you care) it makes it easier to flick from side to side...
Go ahead and ride your Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, and Ducatti if you like... I encourage it. Have fun, and be safe... I will stick with my Buell and you can go balls to the wall and hopefully avoid an accident. I wouldn't want to see anything happen to my fellow riders. Me... I'm gonna take it along the Oregon coast and make love to the corners... See ya out there hopefully...
if i wasnt so stuck on my yamaha seca i would buy a buell blast
I'm really looking into the honda CBR 1000rr. Reading the spec sheets makes my jaw drop. So much technology in such a small package.. Its amazing.
i'm waiting to find out more about how well the electronic dampening works out for them.
1. You mistake my hostility...I'm not being at all hostile. I'm just naturally a bit of a dick. Don't take offense.
2. I never said anything about a straight line...bikes were meant for twisties
HA HA HA... Well at least you're honest. I have a newfound respect for you.
And I am glad that we at least agree on something. Bikes WERE made for twisties.
Same comment above applies though... "Have fun, and be safe... I will stick with my Buell and you can go balls to the wall and hopefully avoid an accident. I wouldn't want to see anything happen to my fellow riders. Me... I'm gonna take it along the Oregon coast and make love to the corners... See ya out there hopefully..."
Take er easy man! PEACE!
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