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Feb 18th 2021, 02:05 PM   #1
 chadams66's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
here we go again (Buell)

yup..this time for sure..

https://www.buellmotorcycle.com/post...Cnunw0xMwOoA64
Feb 18th 2021, 02:49 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100 and Moto Guzzi V7 III Milano
Just took a quick look. WTF is going on with the exhaust in that pic from the home page? The sharp bend is the tip of the iceberg. I can't imagine why they thought that would be a good pic to showcase their wares.


https://www.buellmotorcycle.com/?pgi...2-e598f65abc68
Feb 18th 2021, 02:52 PM   #3
 
  May 2016
  PDX

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
Interesting - that announcement came out of the blue!

I understand wanting to keep the name for recognition purposes, but it's always a bit odd to see a product line described while its namesake is still (presumably) alive and well.

I've had two brief rides on Buell bikes - a 99 Lightning and one of the 1190s a couple of years ago. Both notable, but in different ways. I was really impressed with the 1190 in all respects.

Not as much the Lightning (huge vibes). As I recall, the owner of the Lightning told me the next time I saw him that he found a broken motor mount a few days after I rode it - ha! Likely explained the vibes.

Good luck to them, anyway.
Feb 18th 2021, 10:58 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Multistrada Pikes Peak, VFR800, VStrom 650, TE 610
https://www.fuell.us/
Feb 19th 2021, 08:08 AM   #5
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  Apr 2016
  Des Moines, WA

  ...1987 Yamaha FZR1000...
I had a look at the parts diagrams on the site. I like seeing the innards of a bike. The engine looks very robust and it has two counter balancers inside. All normal issues aside, like expected first-year-model bugs and my lack of funding; I would consider owning one.

Did you see the hill-climber dirt bike monster they're offering? It surely needs that extended swing arm.
Feb 19th 2021, 08:12 AM   #6
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  Apr 2016
  Des Moines, WA

  ...1987 Yamaha FZR1000...
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Originally Posted by Flyboymedic
I took a look at those offerings. Regarding the electric sport bike, I wonder how much more unsprung weight that motorized wheel has over a more conventional, chain-drive wheel.
Feb 19th 2021, 11:14 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
I just came to post this news!
Feb 19th 2021, 11:20 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syringe
I understand wanting to keep the name for recognition purposes, but it's always a bit odd to see a product line described while its namesake is still (presumably) alive and well.
Good luck to them, anyway.
I think it's the same company as EBR with a name change?

https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/buell-is-back/

Edited by Thumperpilot on Feb 19th 2021 at 11:23 AM
Feb 19th 2021, 11:32 AM   #9
 
  May 2016
  PDX

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
Thanks for posting that - the link at the top of the feed didn't have a comment from Erik Buell, as this one did. From his post, he doesn't appear to have anything to do with the current Buells, which I suspected particularly after seeing the Fuell link.
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Feb 19th 2021, 12:10 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Des Moines

  900SS SP, 690 SMC R, XR650R, M1200S, & GSXR750
Crazy! The press release says Grand Rapids, MI and that's where I'm moving to soon. I'll have to see if they have any entry-level openings when I get there (so done with big tech).
Feb 20th 2021, 09:35 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Multistrada Pikes Peak, VFR800, VStrom 650, TE 610
Nope, definitely not Erik again.
https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/buell-is-back/
Feb 20th 2021, 01:21 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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Crazy! The press release says Grand Rapids, MI and that's where I'm moving to soon. I'll have to see if they have any entry-level openings when I get there (so done with big tech).
Go for it, as a long time bike owner you must be a decent mechanic. Throw in a little electrics and you'll be good to go.
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Feb 21st 2021, 09:37 AM   #14
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  Jan 2019
  Methow Valley

  ATK Rotax, Buell xb12ss, CL160
My XB12ss might be the best "street" bike I've owned. Not fast, but quick enough. Erik had a big chance back in 2013 with HERO, but blew it. The 1190 was a pretty awesome sportbike and instead of building a brand and strengthening his dealerships, he went racing. World Superbike with the big boys and quickly went broke. The dealerships I talked with about buying an 1190 never had the opportunity to send techs to training or given the assurance for parts and spares support. That caused me to stick with the XB and I'm so glad I did. I'm hopeful these new guys can make it work, unfortunately Erik will have to sit and watch. Fingers crossed, would love to see another American 2 wheeler do well.
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Feb 21st 2021, 11:00 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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Originally Posted by paradox206
Crazy! The press release says Grand Rapids, MI and that's where I'm moving to soon. I'll have to see if they have any entry-level openings when I get there (so done with big tech).
If you get in encourage them to start manufacturing parts for the XB & XR Lightnings and FireBolts.
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