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dartfrog
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Black)

   

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:23 pm Reply with quote

Have you ever thought "I would love a Multistrada. I just wish it
looked weirder, vibrated more, and was less reliable"?

If so, your motorcycle has arrived.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/23july05_2006buells.htm

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NovaCoder
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:32 pm Reply with quote

Very Happy

Seriously though, this is direct competition to the Multi and you can see that the whole concept is based on it.

They are making a mistake to market it as a 'real' off-road bike though as it obviously isn't (even Ducati realized that would be a mistake).


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iamz
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:13 pm Reply with quote

Don't get me wrong, I'm a Multistrada fan and will probably buy a 620 later this fall or next spring, but the current Buells (XB series) are as reliable as any Ducati. Just stop by Badweatherbikers.com and visit the Xboard. They are a pretty friendly group (much the same as you guys here) and will be glad to address any problems that might have shown up on their bikes. I've been reading the threads there for a couple of years and trust me, there are no more problems with the XB's than I've seen show up in this forum on the Multi.

And yes they do vibrate a bit at idle but at cruising speed they are exceptionally smooth. And don't forget, a few of the current threads on this site are about vibration through the handlebars causing numbness to one's fingers. I've never noted anyone on the Xboard complain likewise.
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b2rd1
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:05 am Reply with quote

You are right that it is direct competition with the Multi and I think it will be an excellant machine and Harley will make sure that there is plenty of accessories for them.
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fmechini
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:05 am Reply with quote

dartfrog wrote:
Have you ever thought "I would love a Multistrada. I just wish it
looked weirder, vibrated more, and was less reliable"?

If so, your motorcycle has arrived.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/23july05_2006buells.htm

Rolling Eyes


I spoke with BUELL project engineer and they are soon producing an "S" model.

It will have a front end shudder like the Multi. Mr. Green

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dirtyboots
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:56 pm Reply with quote

I like it. But I would get rid of the BMW like front fender and install one like on the MTS.







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wayward
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:31 pm Reply with quote

fmechini wrote:

I spoke with BUELL project engineer and they are soon producing an "S" model.

It will have a front end shudder like the Multi. Mr. Green

FRed
LMAO!

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wayward
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:39 pm Reply with quote

I don't like the way it looks, and I have issues with some of the design features of the XB series, but I can't say that I don't like it until I have ridden one. I can say that I do like what it represents, which is direct competition for the Multistrada. If it catches on it will do at least one of two things for us here.

1) It will light a fire under Ducati to make the Multistrada better than it already is.

2) It will get other motorcycle manufacturers to stand up and take notice of this style of motorcycle and build their own models, giving us a wider selection of choices if #1 doesn't happen.

I was just taking another look at it and....is it just me or does this look like the bastard child of a Ducati Multistrada and a BMW R1200GS? Clearly they are trying to target competing with both bikes. I would have to agree with NovaCoder and say that they are making a mistake there.

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dirtyboots
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:27 pm Reply with quote

I went to Buells website to read more about this new bike. They have a video you can play and it's pretty funny, apparently Eric Buell has just created this new type of motorcycle, it's a sport bike that you can also ride in the dirt, he says there's nothing else like it in the world. Think
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wayward
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:04 pm Reply with quote

dirtyboots wrote:
I went to Buells website to read more about this new bike. They have a video you can play and it's pretty funny, apparently Eric Buell has just created this new type of motorcycle, it's a sport bike that you can also ride in the dirt, he says there's nothing else like it in the world. Think
A sportbike that you can also ride in the dirt.....well technically he is correct because although the Multistrada is considered a sport bike Ducati does not advocate riding it off road. The Adventure tourers like the BMW's and the KTM's can be ridden off road but the manufacturers do not classify them as sport bikes. I still think Buell is full of it and I think that they are making a mistake marketing it this way. It will come back to bite them on the a$$.

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Steve B
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:24 pm Reply with quote

The new Cycle World mag has the first review of this new Buell and they love it. Easily the best Buell yet they say. They have a short comparison of the Buell, MTS, and 1200GS that's pretty interesting too.
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dundee
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:27 pm Reply with quote

I had a Buell M2 before my multistrada. I wish I still had it. Not that I don't love my Multi, but the Buell was fun, serious torque, and monster sound. Plus it never left me stranded! I just did'nt have room for all in my garage.
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Stradas
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:33 am Reply with quote

Steve B wrote:
The new Cycle World mag has the first review of this new Buell and they love it. Easily the best Buell yet they say. They have a short comparison of the Buell, MTS, and 1200GS that's pretty interesting too.


Could you post this article, for the non privileged of this forum ? I don't think I can find this mag in Greece...
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Steve B
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:32 am Reply with quote

Sorry Stradas, I don't have a way of posting the article here. Cycle World has a website that they usually have the tests on after the magazine has been out for a few weeks though.

http://www.cycleworld.com/
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Chairguy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:09 pm Reply with quote

The Buell.. Oh my.. My friend who works for a buell dealer.. Just did a 1700 mile test ride on it.. Holy freak on a leash.. He sang the praise of this bike..Like a Baptist Minister in sunday morning mass in the south..

It does sound killer I will be test riding one this week for chits & giggles.. He did it all in the 1700 miles Off road on.. twisties to slab'in.. wet & warm weather.. It sounds like a cool ride.. Lordy..

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