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Old 08-26-2007, 12:03 AM   #1
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I can't believe how much I like this.

It even has a real engine in it, an 1125 Rotax twin!
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i like everything except that huge upper cowl
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"developed using technology from the XB-RR racebike..."

a bike that never finished a race....i have a feeling this is going to be more advertising hype than viable sportbike.
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I like the color scheme. The styling is not too bad, but looks bulky but tiny with that rider on it. It's nice and I'm sure they will sell quite a few because of the HD connection and sales channels.
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"developed using technology from the XB-RR racebike..."

a bike that never finished a race
....i have a feeling this is going to be more advertising hype than viable sportbike.



Buell had 4 of these bikes entered in the Daytona 200.. none of them finished. It was kinda funny when i read on this article that the problem was reportedly 'broken FCC clutches made in Japan"

but I thought this was a purty funny pic and caption. "I suppose that's Japanese oil gone bad too?!"

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Wow, when the clutch goes, it really goes.


I can't wait to test ride one of the new 1125's.
For a long time the engine has been the only thing wrong with Buells. If the motor is more like an RC51 or Aprilia Mille type, I might have to get one.
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I can't wait to test ride one of the new 1125's.
For a long time the engine has been the only thing wrong with Buells. If the motor is more like an RC51 or Aprilia Mille type, I might have to get one.

The new motor is made by Rotax, and they made the 990cc twins for Aprilia in the beginning and up until Piagio bought Aprilia. The motors had a great reputation.
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I can't believe how much I like this.

It even has a real engine in it, an 1125 Rotax twin!
I like it a lot too, I may end up with one.
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I'm stuill on the fence about the looks
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It needs a chain drive.
Why?

I'm digging this bike, seriously! I called Mancuso and they've only been alotted one of these bikes for this year, and it already has a down payment on it.

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A chain drive will take the engine load better.

Chain drives are narrower, they are much more efficient (no hysteresis losses), are more durable, and have a longer life span in higher HP applications.

Belts have a tendency to break under high load.
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Chains are heavier, have more frictional losses, need frequent lubrication and require more frequent adjustment/replacement. As far as histeresis, a belt doesn't stretch as much as many think it will. With the materials they use now, they often need only 1 or 2 adjustments for the life of the belt which can be as high as 100,000 miles. Under load if they were stretching a lot they wouldn't last so long and would need to be adjusted more.
The only real drawback to belts is they require constant tension and in some applications the movement of the rear suspension causes the tension to change. It seems like Buell has a handle on that so, I think a belt has it all over a chain.
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i think it looks awesome. i want it
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Incorrect. Belts have a higher friction loss. Belts slip.

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As far as histeresis, a belt doesn't stretch as much as many think it will.
Let me define hysteresis for you

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hysteresis

Belts stretch and break.

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With the materials they use now, they often need only 1 or 2 adjustments for the life of the belt which can be as high as 100,000 miles.
This is true for a v-twin cruiser. Belts are better for those machines.

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Under load if they were stretching a lot they wouldn't last so long and would need to be adjusted more.
In a sport bike this is exactly what they experience. High loads where they stretch, slip, and break.

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The only real drawback to belts is they require constant tension and in some applications the movement of the rear suspension causes the tension to change. It seems like Buell has a handle on that so, I think a belt has it all over a chain.
If you don't believe me ask your local BSME. He can shoot you strait.

BTW, Patrick is a BSME.
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:59 PM   #19
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Looks like they chopped the upper off an old R6 or 675 and glued it to the front.
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I'm getting one ASAP. As fars as the XBRR not ever finishing a race, who cares? Just shows its the rider if the XB is in "Hot Bike" top 100 handling bike.

But I don't cut down any bike I have not rode on. And I guess your bike manufacture has never broke down ever huh?
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