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Fugliest racebike ever?

http://www.buell.com/en_us/mania/rac...eyfeatures.asp

the new buell xbrr built specifically to compete in the AMA FX class
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Bahh...and i actually like the looks of the FX bikes two years ago...nice step for Buell to take though

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i like the intake tubes, they're neato looking.

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I'll toss that coin at a 999S and a case of beer instead.
If I'm not mistaken, that race prepped factory Ducati I saw at MCC about three years ago was goin' for $25k+. I'll bet Buell's not alone in that price range for a factory racer.

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The best part about buell's racing (from a sponsor's perspective) is that they're so slow around the track, you can read ALL of the sponsor decals on bike and rider as they go by. (Assuming they're running the same motors as the 'piglet' class from a few years back)

I'm all for harley or buell or other american manufacturer making inroads into racing, I just wish these bikes would be competitive, not just mobile backmarker equipment.

But +1 on the fugly part, that bike is something even a mother can't like.
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If I'm not mistaken, that race prepped factory Ducati I saw at MCC about three years ago was goin' for $25k+. I'll bet Buell's not alone in that price range for a factory racer.
The set of 749R's that ran in FX the last couple of years (04 by HMC/Doug Chandler, and 05 by some young kid out of TX) were for sale on speedzilla a month or so ago. They wouldn't give up the asking price, but they did have a set $10k+ forks on them.
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I like it. But it comes as no surprise to me that some folks that own Japanese or European bikes don't like the looks. It's not as angular as the style they've become accustomed to.

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The best part about buell's racing (from a sponsor's perspective) is that they're so slow around the track, you can read ALL of the sponsor decals on bike and rider as they go by..

You must not come to many CCS/FUSA races. The Buells do pretty well, Buell also pays pretty good contigency money for podium finishes. Ask Paul James, he's a pretty fast fellow on his XB. Ask Mark Bernard, he raced an old generation Tube framed Dinasour Buell to a couple Regional championships this past year.

You really can't go wrong with the XB's. Full Showa suspension stock and great horsepower and tourque.

Buell also has started to compete in some flat track competition.

I think the bike looks pretty cool, I like the ram air tubes. But, I like pretty much all motorcycles anyway, I would probably ride a big yellow chicken if it was fast and handled well.

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You could buy three GSXR 1000's for that price, or you could buy five SV650's.

Thats a pretty steep price. Michael Jordan mite be interested. But poor club racers will not.

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I would probably ride a big yellow chicken if it was fast and handled well.
Now THAT is something I'd pay to see!

You're right though, I've not been out to many CCS races in a while, so perhaps I'll make the trek out this summer and see if these bikes go any quicker. My main point of reference on the 'slow speed' issue is at Road America, which is admittedly a track that favors horsepower.

since I'm not a racer, I was merely making an observation.

I'll sit down and wait for the Big Yellow Chicken to come roostin' through here.
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that buell flat-tracker looks pretty damn cool, except for the wheels

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Very nice pic...and yes, that flattracker does indeed look nice

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http://www.buell.com/en_us/mania/rac...eyfeatures.asp

the new buell xbrr built specifically to compete in the AMA FX class
Just love how people disc. the america bike,because not as fast or does look like everybody bike when they pull in parking lot or on race field.I also like the ideal it made by american worker. There very few things that are made in american.I hope that we don't get so depend on foreign made product that we held hostage.

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Just love how people disc. the america bike,because not as fast or does look like everybody bike when they pull in parking lot or on race field.I also like the ideal it made by american worker. There very few things that are made in american.I hope that we don't get so depend on foreign made product that we held hostage.
hey, don't get me wrong, I think the buell streetbikes are pretty cool, and would consider owning one. and it's always sweet to hear the VTwin buells and ducs roaring down the straights when most of the classes are dominated by 4s. But still, I gotta call it like I see it. Race bikes and aesthetics don't always go hand in hand, but that xbrr might have the most effed up lines of any bike I've ever seen. It's a close contest between the race Buell, and the "aerodynamic" Red Bull Yami that Hopkins tested in Faster.
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I agree with you Redduck21, it looks ugly, but the specs seem good. If they changed the aesthetics, I could roll with it.

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American motorcycle manufacturers should talk to Lockheed Martin, and learn something about style, many of our cars and bikes are just unpleasing to the eye. Many of our jets look kick ass, I feel that we can tweak the bikes and cars the same, my .02

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I am sorry, but I laughed my ass off when I saw the title of this thread!

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that buell flat-tracker looks pretty damn cool, except for the wheels
Check out www.flattrack.com

The wheels are 19's front and rear. Flat Trackers and TT race machines run 19's.

If you think road racing is crazy, go to a flat track race and watch a Harley Davidson dominated sport. It's amazing to watch these guy back it in at 80 to 100 miles per hour on the half mile and mile tracks.

Short Track and TT racing is dominated by Jap and KTM singles though. Awesome to watch!

I still think the Buell road racers look cool, they are different but very cool.

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You know, with all the money they make, you'd think Harley would actually develop a single to compete in the shorttracks and TT's...i mean, all they did was take one cylinder, or half an engine from the XR750 , literally.

I didn't realize flattrack.com was back up and running. I used to go on it all the time in highschool until the guy that ran it got killed in an accident...another site for me to waste my life on

ok, so with all this flattrack talk, who's going with me to the Joliet Half Mile in May

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American motorcycle manufacturers should talk to Lockheed Martin, and learn something about style, many of our cars and bikes are just unpleasing to the eye. Many of our jets look kick ass, I feel that we can tweak the bikes and cars the same, my .02
good point.

just look at the percentage of the engineering and design workforce in the US being used for military technology and design vs consumer technology and design compared to other countries like Japan, Germany, Italy, etc. It's no wonder we've fallen behind in the consumer product markets since WWII.
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Check out www.flattrack.com

The wheels are 19's front and rear. Flat Trackers and TT race machines run 19's.

If you think road racing is crazy, go to a flat track race and watch a Harley Davidson dominated sport. It's amazing to watch these guy back it in at 80 to 100 miles per hour on the half mile and mile tracks.

Short Track and TT racing is dominated by Jap and KTM singles though. Awesome to watch!

I still think the Buell road racers look cool, they are different but very cool.
Actually the large diameter wheels help it look better, the style of the wheels on the other hand does not IMO. Not a big fan of chrome or that particular wheel design. Still, that is one bad ass lookin bike

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I like it! It's different and it's actually very appealing.
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