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BIKELAND > FORUMS > VFR1200.com > Thread: Stick a Fork in It - They're Done - A Bad Economy Swallows up Buell NEW TOPIC POST REPLY
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posted October 19, 2009 03:24 PM        
Just heard that HD has plans to rebadge rework and rerelease the 1125R as an HD that should be interesting.
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posted October 19, 2009 03:25 PM        
him... is HD killing a licensing agreement to save $$$ ? or is this the balloon boy equivalent of a motorcycle scam...
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posted October 19, 2009 03:32 PM        Edited By: fasterspider on 20 Oct 2009 05:33
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Aww no more buell... When can we say that about harley?

You are heartless asking about the god like Hardley Ableson like that Lee.
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posted October 19, 2009 04:16 PM        
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Aww no more buell... When can we say that about harley?

You are heartless asking about the god like Hardley Ableson like that Lee.

Yeah well I may be heartless in asking but a man can dream can't he ?
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posted October 20, 2009 01:14 AM        
Harley is the biggest manufacturer and sells more bikes than any other brand.

Buell wasn't a victim of the economy, they couldn't compete against the others in the real bike arena.
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posted October 20, 2009 07:36 AM        
Well I feel with the 1125 if they would have been in other dealer ships besides harley shops they could have competed better. is it a gsxr 1000 or any litre bike no but that was not what it was meant for. And i did go out and buy an 1125cr today and yes it was a blowout price or I would not have done it. bought the last one the dealer had. now there is 3 really different bikes in my garage a zx 14, a triumph thruxton and now the 1125cr.
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posted October 20, 2009 07:38 AM        
Excellent!
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posted October 20, 2009 07:52 AM        
Ya I mean the 14 is nasty quick and fast we all know that, But I was very surprised at how 1,2,3rd gear wheelies with no clutch is a peice of cake on this bike. it is a real riot to ride.if you guys lived close to me you could all take it for a spin. dealer said for 6 bucks there was a mod to get the throttle bodies to open quicker and I mean I can't go full throttle in first as it is.
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posted October 20, 2009 07:55 AM        
I would love to ride one, I really like that bike.
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posted October 20, 2009 08:11 AM        
shane if you ever get to Iowa let me know and you can ride it like you stole it! I was not looking at buying but theses dealers are selling for 6000.00 or less out the door! if you have ever thought about one you can't go wrong.
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posted October 20, 2009 08:40 AM        
I thought HD was still hurting didn't they try to get bail out money
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posted October 20, 2009 10:19 AM        
From what I know hd is still hurting and Buell was the only company that made a profit last year.
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posted October 20, 2009 10:28 AM        
Sounds like they stopped production on the wrong bikes
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posted October 20, 2009 10:32 AM        
Makes you wonder why. I've heard they already have some investors that want to buy the Buell part to keep it up and running but what will harley do.
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posted October 20, 2009 10:59 AM        
Buell patents would have high value to other motorcycle manufactures
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posted October 20, 2009 12:44 PM        
Harley may be hurting compared to 3 years ago, but they still produce and sell more bikes than any other brand.

And I still hate them.
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posted October 26, 2009 02:06 PM        
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I guess it doesn't pay to build sport bikes with antiquated engine technology.

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posted October 26, 2009 02:22 PM        
I dont think the big brake rotor lived up to their hype either
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posted November 15, 2009 12:31 PM        
Last 3 post could not be more wrong IMO with the new 1125, not an antique motor, suspension is fine, and big brake rotor works almost as good as the 2 on the 14 not as good but almost.
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posted November 15, 2009 12:38 PM        
it's also a Rotax engine compared to the sporty based engine in the lightning and firebolt. The 1125 is really a bitchin' bike. Best 600 in it's class! I would like to have one for bombing through traffic here though. Talk about a fun bike to split lanes on.
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posted November 15, 2009 08:27 PM        
If you think the power compares to a 600 your crazy. Mine just made 139.56 hp and 78TQ with 268 miles on it. bone stock.
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posted November 15, 2009 09:49 PM        
I went and checked one out...$7500+tax OTD. It was tempting, that's a very nice bike.
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posted November 15, 2009 10:57 PM        
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it's also a Rotax engine compared to the sporty based engine in the lightning and firebolt. The 1125 is really a bitchin' bike. Best 600 in it's class! I would like to have one for bombing through traffic here though. Talk about a fun bike to split lanes on.


I rode many 600's and an 1125 Buell Harley (and Triumph 675), this "best in class" statement is funny as all hell!

It lost on the race track, on the street, and on the sales floor. RIP 1125.

Although I agree the ROTAX engine was a huge step up (and too late to save the brand)
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posted November 16, 2009 02:46 AM        
Steve trade me the R1 for my 14....
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posted November 16, 2009 03:23 AM        
I was talking about the AMA trying to save buell by letting them run in the 600 class. It shouldn't be in the same class with 600's but it is in the AMA.


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