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Old 07-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #66
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Location: West By God Virginia
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Ok, I rode one today finally.
First impressions, compared to what I'm used to riding, a Buell Uly.
I left it in sport mode, did a little over 100 miles.
It was more more vibey than I expected, especially below 4k rpm. There were quite a few noises I wasn't used to. Do the final drives have some gear whine or was it something else?
Engine pulled pretty good at higher rpm but the low end torque was nonexistent. This was my biggest complaint about the bike. A 1200 twin should have torque.
Suspension was pretty good on rough roads, felt really confident on the few miles of gravel I was on.
Handling was good, not up to uly standards but as good as I expected, drug a peg once, used the tire to the edge and it never did anything strange.

Overall I leave with mixed emotions, perfectly good bike but I'm not sure it's for me. Pity, I really wanted to like it.
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