Originally Posted by Lornce
Prolly one in the archives, but who cares?
I like Buells: They're unique and thoughtfully desinged by individuals and not committees. They're undeniably mechanical in a way that's rare in this sanitary age of mechaincal sameness. They're torquey in an instant yank on your sockets kind of way. They're even ecconomical and reliable, but don't tell anyone about that.
Most importantly, they're designed by that rare breed of engineer who understands mechanical dynamics and reveres physics over fashion. The result is a chassis that works in spades.
If you can't keep an early Buell running don't whine about it here. Go buy an XB12. It'll be more reliable than a BMW.
So drop on by and leave a jpeg or two for those who "get it".
SHOW US YOUR BUELLS!
I'm at the in-laws for the weekend, so I can't post pics. I had to sell my 97 Thunderbolt a few years ago for financial reasons. I hated doing it and I still miss her. I've never ridden another bike that felt so connected to the road. Throwing it into a corner just felt natural. The sound of the engine always put a smile on my face.