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Buell XBRR?

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by Mad Ryan, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Mad Ryan

    Mad Ryan

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    So I've been thinking about Buell's XBRR machine and the fact that it's competing against machines half it's displacement. I think it's bogus that they rewrite the rule book so that Buell can race their antiquated motor competitively. Buell should make a modern engine that fits existing rules and compete with that.

    What do you all think?
     
  2. davew83

    davew83 hhhhhhhhmmmmmmm

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    too bad they didn't re write the rules about the engine, the rules for Form X have always been liquid cooled I4's to 600cc, liquid cooled twins to 750, and air cooled twins to 1350, or 1400 cc.
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I think the XBRR's brouhaha is somewhat overblown. In order for an antiquated engine (aka aircooled twin of some sort) to compete with a middle-class watercooled I-4 is to have more displacement. My one beef with the XBRR is that it has little in common with the rest of the Buell street bikes.

    And yes, I think that the Buells are excellent chasses wasted on that engine. Throw in a Rotax V-twin and it'll go toe-to-toe with Aprilia and Ducati and Honda V-twins.
     
  4. Clydeglide

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    Competing? DNF's and an 8th place 47+ seconds behind the winner competetive? I think not.

    They need more than just twice the displacement to overcome that gap.

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