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Anyone see a Buell Firebolt yet?

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    Lifer
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    Anyone see a Buell Firebolt yet?


    Anyone see a Firebolt out on the road?

    SilverSurfer and his 200-post thread on SBN has me really curious.

    My local dealership didn't have one last weekend, they didn't even have anything about the contest to win one.

    I really want to see one in person. I saw like 3 V-ROD's last weekend already, I would have thought I'd run into a firebolt pretty quick.

    Ben

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    Anyone see a Buell Firebolt yet?

    They had one at Vanson's open house.. along with a Vrod.

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    Anyone see a Buell Firebolt yet?

    Ya, I saw one. Should we discuss it endlessly and use up the NESR server space??

    I'll admit, it's a cool bike, technically, but not the best looker... that front fairing is a turd. I really want to take one for a ride. If I'm lucky, I'll win the contest.

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    Anyone see a Buell Firebolt yet?

    Personally, I don't like the idea of a half 'tank' of gas sloshing around underneath me. Not to mention that frames usually get heavily damaged in accidents, which would tell me that the design is a bit dangerous. I admired summa the breakthroughs initiated with this bike, but I just can't get over the tank in the frame thing. Just seems like a multitude of lawsuits waiting to happen...

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    Anyone see a Buell Firebolt yet?

    Do you remember the RF tank, Jay? I think frames are far more sturdy than gas tanks... (note, I said I THINK, lol). Yeah, anyway, I'm gonna go look at pics of the RF.

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    Anyone see a Buell Firebolt yet?

    I think the oil in the swingarm sounds more bizarre to me.

    I wouldn't worry about the gas in the frame too much. It's not like the regular tanks on other sportbikes survive high speed accidents that often.

    It'll still be a lot more cool when they give him a nicer engine. I have to imagine if he did all this crazy stuff to a 750cc or 600cc inline 60/90-degree liquid-cooled twin it would be even cooler.

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    Anyone see a Buell Firebolt yet?

    Do you remember the RF tank, Jay? I think frames are far more sturdy than gas tanks... (note, I said I THINK, lol). Yeah, anyway, I'm gonna go look at pics of the RF.
    Ya fuckin' KAK!!! That NEVER woulda happened if you didn't kick my front tire while you were passing me! T he tank wasn't leaking tho, but the frame and swingarm were cracked. Thus my point. Frames on sportbikes are much more prone to failure due to accidents. And like I said...how's the bike gonna handle when the frame is down to a quarter 'tank'? Just doesn't sound all that stable to me, and it AMAZES me that the DOT with all it's regulations allows something like that!

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    Anyone see a Buell Firebolt yet?

    If Eric Buell wanted to make a REAL sportbike, they'd have their counterpart, Rouche Racing develop a REAL motor for them. What the fuck??? Like a Harley Sportster engine can withstand the rigors of what modern day sportbikes dole out. Gimme a fuckin' break. The WORST thing Buell did was sell 50% of his company to Harley...

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