Originally Posted by Jayrod1318
The torquey nature of the engine interests me greatly. There is a 1st gen one at a local dealer I want to ride just to make sure. I really want a 08 or newer just because of the front end redesign. I flat track a lot on my xr650r and I want the buell to have enough steering. Unless of course someone tells me otherwise. Who has ridden the pre 08' models versus the 08 and on?
I own an 07 and I've had a short ride on an 08. The increase in steering lock is substantial; I think it'd be well worthwhile if ever plan on getting the bike sideways. The 08-up XB's also have the stouter crankshaft and improved oiling system.