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Buell featured in 10/10/08 Time Magazine - October 23, 2008, 12:15 PM

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...848757,00.html
Pretty good article, interesting that they sell more bikes overseas then in the USA. I'd be interested in getting the 1125R, just gonna wait and see how it holds up over time.
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October 24, 2008, 11:16 AM

That's a pretty good article. I've always been impressed with Eric and with Buell. (even though I hate the Harley brand)

"In 2007 Buell brought in $100.5 million in revenue and shipped 11,513 bikes, compared with Harley's whopping $5.7 billion and 330,619 bikes shipped. "
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Pretty good article, interesting that they sell more bikes overseas then in the USA. I'd be interested in getting the 1125R, just gonna wait and see how it holds up over time.
good post, you should read the one from Speed TV.


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Cool article. Thanks for posting.


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Isn't this kinda like how they sell a ton of American gas guzzlers overseas to? Not dissing Buells, jsut seems like people over here prefer imports while people over there like American stuff a whole bunch! I hear Buells are big in Netherlands, Germany and Austrailia.
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Isn't this kinda like how they sell a ton of American gas guzzlers overseas to? Not dissing Buells, jsut seems like people over here prefer imports while people over there like American stuff a whole bunch! I hear Buells are big in Netherlands, Germany and Austrailia.
Actually most of the import cars/trucks sold in America are considered gas guzzlers in their home country (BMW/Mercedes both have terrible gas mileage). American brands sold overseas are not gas guzzlers because they are designed and built overseas for that particular market. Harley's and Levi's are still very popular worldwide as well as American movies.
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My thoughts on why more Buells are sold overseas then here is that there is more of a market for naked bikes overseas. For whatever reason Americans aren't big on the naked style.


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Ahhh I see. Aren't hooligan/streetfighter bikes really popular in Europe to? Like Buell Lightnings? Spectral, you talking about stuff like the Focus RS, turbo AWD Focus from the factory they for whatever reason won't sell us but have in Europe, cars like that?
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Isn't this kinda like how they sell a ton of American gas guzzlers overseas to? Not dissing Buells, jsut seems like people over here prefer imports while people over there like American stuff a whole bunch! I hear Buells are big in Netherlands, Germany and Austrailia.
that is becuase foreigners like quality not quantity.
Buell is aming to that kind of individuals.


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Ahhh I see. Aren't hooligan/streetfighter bikes really popular in Europe to? Like Buell Lightnings? Spectral, you talking about stuff like the Focus RS, turbo AWD Focus from the factory they for whatever reason won't sell us but have in Europe, cars like that?
That style is really big in Europe. Also, naked bikes are cheaper to insure and it's insanely expensive to own a new sportbike in Europe.

As for the Focus RS, no one in America would pay 35-40k for a Fuck-us. I used to own a Focus and it was a decent car but the big issue is that you have a 16k car normally and now you have a 40k version of a 16k car. There's just not a market for that. Ford sell Mustang GTs to the guys that want to spend that kinda cash not the Focus

BTW - The Focus RS is 2WD


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Ah I didn't even think about the insurance thing. Some added plastic/fiberglass and insurance goes up? Weird. Must be about appearances and who's drawn to full faired bikes and hwo's drawn to naked bikes. I HAD to have the full fairing Firebolt I bought, and liked it a lot more than the stock naked Firebolt look. I'm also a 22 year old male with ADHD so go figure.

I thought about that, Americans paying that much for a Focus. But they sur did pay a lot for souped up Neons, Imprezas and Lancers so why not a Focus of equal performance...


I was mistaken! I thought in Europe they've had AWD turbo 5-cylinder Focus for a long time, I gotta up my Adderall dosage.
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