Quote from: exiledcarper on November 28, 2008, 11:25:32 AM You can get a Sportster for that money and like 'em or not, it's a LOT more bike. Ha ha!Yep, it sure is!About 200 pounds of dead lard more bike. Perhaps a person could hang 4 50 pound sacks of sand on their Enfield, so they can feel more like a Harley.
You can get a Sportster for that money and like 'em or not, it's a LOT more bike.
... I also think that many will be hoping you can retro fit a "sporty" exhaust,with suitable bark.Not sure how that would fit in with a factory set fuel injector? Do you think that the new motor will be owner "tweakable", in other words,, will you be able to alter fuel mixture to suit a nice safe,LOUD exhaust system?
... We have the cool bike and economic thing down and have made big headway on reliability. We are hoping the new powertrain will put us over the top in that category. RE has enough confidence that they are going to double the warranty to two years on all UCE bikes. This alone is worth something.
The thought occurred to me that the UCE Bullet should hit the same sweet spot of performance, coolness and all round street-able fun as the wonderful old Yamaha SR500 did.
... Really is hard to figure an exact match for an RE there aren't any real 500cc thumpers to compare too.
There are a couple of reasons the Blast doesn't sell;Try to find one. Most Harley dealers won't carry a Buell in the first place, much less a Blast. The HD guys who carry Buells around here can't get enough Blasts in stock. There is a delay in shipping right now for some reason.They're ugly as Death sucking a cracker.You forgot the IMHO! Even the guy on Yahoo groups spends 60% of his time telling people waht a bag they are.That would probably be Ralph R, who is a most interesting fellow. And I'll leave it at that. I'll be real curious to see a new Blast, though.Agreed.