Wow fish, usually your posts are pretty good but you missed it big time here.
"Either one caters to the posuer crowd. They don't do anything exceptionally well but than they dont do anything exceptionally bad either."
I agree about Harleys, but Buells handle as good as anything for real world street riding.
"Anybody really serious about a sportbike will buy a import 4 cylinder.
Anybody really serious about a V-Twin sportbike will buy a Ducati"
I don't believe he's looking for a track bike. Ducatis are cool, but require more frequent maintenance and more expensive parts. Funny, but the posers I see are all on the "big four".
"To the hardcore Buell guys, Eric Buell is a sellout. He sold out to HD to make a quick buck. Now he is back for a repeat of the good old days. There's an inner faction at work here. Old school versus new school Buell."
Teaming up with a major manufacturer to make your dream of an American sport bike come true is selling out?
"Sounds like you want to go fast and buy American at the same time. Well you'll be fast....just not as fast as anything built off shore."
In the real world on a curvy road, you'll be just as fast on a Buell as any other guy on a sport bike, given equal riding skills. I've personally proven this plenty of times and I don't claim to be a pro.
"You're still a posuer if you have a new bike that ain't paid for.
I'd like you to explain this one further. Do you have to be rich to avoid poseur status? If you're referring to me, my bike was paid for.
"Personally I've never given a chit what people think about me. But than I've been riding the same bike for 27 years now. Yes I am a stuck up bastard when it comes to motorcycles.
Once again we agree. What bothers me are Americans who spout anti-import crap when talking about cars and then are convinced that Jap and Euro moto technology is superior without really knowing the facts.
TurboGTA, this is the kind of discussion you can often expect about Buells. You would think Americans would be supportive of an American sport bike company, but...
I'd recommend you test ride everything you can get your hands on and buy the bike YOU like. Definitely ride a Buell or two.
Fish, we can schedule a Ky ride any time you want. I've got two Buells to choose from and you can bring whatever you want. Btw, what is your 27 year old bike?