First Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Buell Roll...

First Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Buell Rolls off Assembly Line

There are 7 comments on the Rubber Magazine story from Nov 1, 2007, titled First Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Buell Rolls off Assembly Line. In it, Rubber Magazine reports that:

“Seeing the first 1125R come off the line marks the start of a significant new era for everyone at Buell”

Turning a new corner into the superbike category, the all-new Buell 1125R delivers a true balance of street and track performance. via Rubber Magazine

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“Work to Ride - Ride to Work!”

Since: Nov 07

Kingston PA

#1 Nov 11, 2007
Does anyone know if this engine is the v-rod's cousin?
Argentum

Acacia Gardens, Australia

#2 Nov 13, 2007
Not unless the v-rod has grown a BRP-Rotax engine

“Dave's not here!”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#3 Jan 8, 2008
We just got our first one.
Not my cup of tea, but if you're into sportbikes it's definately the bomb.
Clocked at 182mph at Talladega.
Ray

United States

#4 Jan 8, 2008
a liquid cooled harley? just dont even sound right.
SFTripod

United States

#5 Jan 11, 2008
Ray,
The V-Rod is liquid cooled....Oh, that's right, in the "Outlaw" Harley world, the V-Rod doesn't exist. Let's see, it's more powerful, it can turn, & stop in a credible distance. Gee, I guess you're right, it isn't a Harley after all.

“Work to Ride - Ride to Work!”

Since: Nov 07

Kingston PA

#6 Jan 11, 2008
Ray wrote:
a liquid cooled harley? just dont even sound right.
Who has more balls? The guy sifting through the sales rack at a Harley dealership looking for just the right 'I'm a bad-ass' T-shirt, OR the guy riding down the Jersey Turnpike on one wheel? I would have to go with the latter. Today's sportbikers are what the Harley and Chopper riders were 30 years ago, real rebels. Some believed they had a deathwish and the old folks couldn't stand it. Same principal.
What's ironic is most Harley riders today are conformists, doing what they see everyone else doing. Yes there are plenty of real bikers still riding HD, but from what I have seen out there, mostly lawyers, dentists and spoiled rich kids on Harley.
NOW, another thing that needs to be understood about Harley-Davidson and economics. They need to branch out to survive, and they need to stay true to the die-hards like me at the same time. Buells and V-rods and whatever else are NECESSARY for Harley's survival. With the V-ROD, Harley built a machine that kicks the ass of everything in it's class, PLUS many of the 'rockets' it will devour. That is called success, and not something to make fun of the very company you claim to love about.
On the other side of the coin, there's the people that love the Evo.(like me) I like bikes that shake rattle and roll. No rubbermounts for me, thank you very much. Harley rebuilt the company in the 1980's by catering to the hard-core nostalgia crowd and they seem to be turning their backs on us now.
It is my belief that the company needs to move forward in technology AND have a few 'Golden Oldies' type bikes at the same time, rather than having a whole assortment of bikes that are basically the same.

Since: Jan 08

Sulphur, LA

#7 Jan 11, 2008
I agree g. mule. I am not a lawyer or a spoiled rich kid, but a hard working S O B and I love riding my old looking low tech 05 FLSTN. If the American auto industry does not learn to be throw back like hd they wont be around much longer. American cars are supposed to be big, powerfull, fat, rear wheel drive ass haulin machines, that do not, look, drive, sound or feel like toyotas or hondas

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