Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ive got Buell fever

BEHOLD! The Buell Lightning XB12Ss! Buell is the brainchild of a former Harley-Davidson designer gone rogue; he later returned to HD and is now working as a subsidiary. What you get from the whole deal is an American streetbike made by Harley with a 1200cc V-twin on a 400 pound frame. Hooray! To add to the deal, Buell has sleek design and mucho amounts of technical innovation--putting the oil reservoir in the swingarm, the gas in the frame to increase center of balance--and thats such a kick butt color! I had my doubts before, but this new model has an extra-long frame to accomodate taller riders (like me), so its now feasible to ride one without my ankles dragging.

I know half the technobabble makes no sense if youre unfamiliar with motorcycles, but just know that it is a beautiful bike that you hardly ever see on the roads. The Japanese still reign supreme in the sportbike market (excluding Ducati and some choice others). You just wait, Japan!


Blogger Frustrated Writer said...

pretty bike. too bad I don't ride.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Demosthenes said...

Both my elders ride Harleys. Yeah, I think this church is in many ways the antithesis to everything that is wrong with the "southern" churches. Not to be snobby, but when both your elders ride and one is actually in a Biker gang - to me that says you have guys who actually give a crap about life.

12:01 PM  
Blogger GreatBeefalo said...

Odd, though--Ive know a bunch of elders who ride bikes. Must be a trend, somewhere...

Writer--neither do I. But boy howdy, I intend to start!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

The reason that "elders" ride bikes is because they have gotten to a stage in life that they can actually afford to purchase a nice bike of their dreams! Good on them. :)

I do have to say that is one slick looking bike!

2:45 PM  

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