Join Date: Jun 2011
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I have a 2008 Firebolt, my son has a 2006 CityX, I love my Buell and my son loves his.. maybe its because they have a HD based engine.. but maybe its because of Erik, his history and his company.. My son had an issue with his bike when he bought it used, a crack in a weld on the swingarm and it was leaking oil... A posting on another forum seen by the right person who was close to Erik and a new swingarm was installed at no charge.. My son wrote Erik a thank you letter and Erik wrote back.. I know of no other motor vehicle company (car/truck or motorcycle) that would have gone to that level of service.. that is why I ride and support Buell.. I would find a way to buy a new one if the pricing dropped in the sub $20K range..
The power plant for their inaugural bike is impressive:
Type Liquid cooled V twin
Bore X Stroke 4.17 x 2.66 (106 x 67.5 mm)
Displacement 72.6 cu 1190 CC
Compression Ratio 13.6 :1
Fuel Delivery Dual 61mm throttle bodies
Exhaust Primary + Secondary
Peak Torque 97 ft-lbs @ 9400 rpm
Peak Horsepower 175 hp @ 9750 rpm
That's an insane amount of hp/torque for a pushrod v-twin engine!
I love it!