Thinking of buying my first Buell???

Thinking of buying my first Buell???

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London, UK

#1 Apr 27, 2008
Hi Guys
Getting back into biking after a 3yr break. Thinking about buying a Buell CityX XB9XS. Gonna organise to test ride a new one, but interested in buying second hand.

I'm based in Birmingham, UK, but have heard the UK dealers are not really clued up. Are there any issues with these bikes,(heard they can be problematic and leak oil etc) or anything i should be aware of/ look out for? Just think they're a great looking machine and have heard they're great fun, and a bit different (especially in the UK) to the common Jap-Bikes. Any help/advice appreciated.
Buy a honda cb1000 r


#2 May 22, 2008
Buy a honda cb 1000R kickass bike not sold in usa 135 hp very nice looking. like harleys buells are junk low tech hot running

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#3 Jun 14, 2008
The Buell is one of the best bikes I've ever had. Sure it's quirky and different but my XB12r puts a huge smile on my face whenever I ride it. I've had no problems with heat or oil leaks and I'm getting between 55-60mpg on runs which for a 1203cc is amazing (I'm running a HP exhaust but no airbox mods). It is my second bike (the first a 1050 sprint) but more often than not I find myself taking the Buell. It takes time to appreciate as the way the motor rides is so different but it gives an experience like few others and that's what biking is about. Probably not too practical as a long distance commuter - range anout 130 miles - The honda would win there but on sensory and emotions The honda would be a small black and white portable with naff reception and the Buell would be a 42" HDTV.

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