Obviously you did not ride the Buell 1125R or CR. When Buell went away from the stupid, insipid potato-potato engine, it ran great. Plus a superior chassis design. that was what happened when the Motor Company didn’t throw its support behind the race team. Racing costs money. You can have the best riders but not having a developed bike and that was that. how did Ducati do with Stoner, Rossi and Lorenzo and their crappy carbon fiber frame race bikes? The three most talented racers in the world couldn’t do squat with it. Awesome Italian stallions ain’t cheap.