Noted all your Buell responses, and can answer why I'd pay $10K for a Buell...Sidewalk said:Why pay that much for a so-called American bike (made of almost all Italian and Japanese parts) when you can get a faster and more reliable one from Japan (at least they are made in America too for you patriots).
Annual insurance on my '02 Cyclone: $196Sidewalk said:My only issue to your response is:
You are paying insurance rates for a big engine that doesn't perform to the amount of money you are paying. You could easily ride an EX500 for near nothing on insurance, with the same performance.
That's because one of you is 23 and the other is 45 yrears old with 3 bikes. The insurance companies have figured out that a) you can only ride one at a time and b) old guys don't crash as much.Sidewalk said:My insurance was $1500 a year, before I cancelled it because I couldn't ride it.
First, I am a little late on this post.Sidewalk said:The XB bikes seem to be okay. The real problem is the lack of HP and the price. You have less HP from an XB then you do any *** 600 (some call a beginner bike). Sounds like the XB is still getting a lot of warranty problems (I guess the fuel pump is the latest).
They are not worth the price tag. Why pay that much for a so-called American bike (made of almost all Italian and Japanese parts) when you can get a faster and more reliable one from Japan (at least they are made in America too for you patriots).
Guess I am a little late as well....wolfe47374 said:
First, I am a little late on this post.
Second, If you compare a 600ss to any 900 and say there is no difference then you have no clue, or, you haven't really been on a ride that any 9 can take you for. Yes, there is less than .3 sec difference in a 1/4 mile between an F4i and a 954rr, and no weight difference. But anyone, YES anyone, who has twisted the throttle of the two can tell you what a 9x is all about. The shear power of that 900, although it is not the same as a 954, R1 or GSX-R1000 is huge compared to any 600. And Buell did a great thig by making it rideable (?) for the street. This comming from someone who owns a 954rr and a FXD, the 954 is for sale if you want it.
My wife put about 10,000 miles on her Blast last year, her first year of riding. That bike has been overall wonderfull. She broke her hand a month ago when she went down just outside LA when someone changed lanes in front of her. She ended up riding another 100 miles that day, then riding about 500 miles home the next day, bike is still going.Blastoholic said:~LOL~ I'm 45 yrs old, riding for 30 yrs, have a clean driver record (they haven't caught me) and own 2 Buell Blasts! One for the street and one race bike. The Street Blast with just minimun liabilty, costs me a Whole $50 per year to insure. I ain't shittin ya.
BTW- I love all Buells, but won't own an old tube framer, or the new XB's. The reason being, YEs high insurance, lack of performance on the XB's and lack of reliability on the tube framers.
But don't laugh at the Blast... My race bike is pushing 50 RWHP ! And the street one (mildly tweeked)is about as fast as a stock 883 sportser.