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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-21-2009, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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good buell news

came across this article

we're not all buell lovers, but an innovative company maybe getting another chance is always good news

http://www.nextautos.com/report-buel...src=Nextscreen

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That would be cool if they drop the Harley engine all together and go Rotax or let them use a Jap engine.

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That would be cool if they drop the Harley engine all together and go Rotax or let them use a Jap engine.
Wasn't the 1125 a Rotax?
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The 1125 was a Rotax..... and the first great bike Buell built.


Without the Harley lump holding them back..... and Swithout portbike riders
having to be denigrated by Harley sales guys....... image what they could be !



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i think it will be better without shitty HD engine in it

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It's still a niche bike wth some goofy design stuff holding it back, as innovative as that stuff is, thinking outside the box is not always a good thing IMO.
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It's still a niche bike wth some goofy design stuff holding it back, as innovative as that stuff is, thinking outside the box is not always a good thing IMO.
perimeter braking = teh gay
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why is the perimeter braking such a bad thing? its gives huge surface area for rotor cooling and more effective brake torque effect to stop the wheel

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Slap a halfway decent liquid cooled motor with a 6-spd tranny in the XB line...and definately review the instrument cluster and I'd buy one.

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maybe you could ride it for 60 days and give it back if you're not happy with it..

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why is the perimeter braking such a bad thing? its gives huge surface area for rotor cooling and more effective brake torque effect to stop the wheel
I really don't think it's greater surface area than a standard rotor, but I've never actually made a comparison. To me, it's got a lot less structural integrity and seems more prone to warpage, and I really think having a larger surface area for a stronger caliper with a standard rotor setup is more effective than any advantage you'd see from a little greater moment. That's just me though, and I really have to wonder if it's so superior why everybody else isn't doing it. Again, thinking outside the box is cool, but sacrificing performance just so Erik Buell can have his stamp on the design seems kind of goofy to me... just seems like one of those engineering ideas (among others at buell) that someone came up with during a brainstorming session that they never let go of even after evaluating all the criteria weighting uniqueness as the overall most important factor.
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