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    Senior Member UngaWunga's Avatar
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    Good use for a Buell Blast


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    And there was discussion on the USCRA list earlier about making that lump into a race bike.

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    Thats funny. Its good to see they have a sense of humor. I like Buell, its fun to see what they come up with. Hopefully a legitimate smaller displacement sportsbike in the future.

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    I am one of those that tried to love the Blast . I have a soft spot for sport thumpers . The idea of the Blast could of been a bad ass little bike but turned out to be a lame . I for one would like to see a kick ass little road thumper come from Buell . If KTM can do it , why not Buell ?
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    I read on other forums that Buell is planning to drop the Blast. What a shame. They can be made to fly.

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    Hardly what would qualify as lame.
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    I think the biggest problem with the blast is that it is tiny. Granted the world needs tiny bikes but the world also needs performance singles. If I ever find a wrecked blast and a 1980s-1990s fzr 400 frame I don't see how I could stop those two from ending up as one bike.
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    Guys, think ducati supermono... why the hell didn't ducati build a street version... Why doesn't Buell build a retro single (or HD) like Enfield or using their own heritage something like the Aermacchi horizontal singles. Or build a do it all bike like the DRZ 400 with multiple versions like supermoto, commuter, dirt, adventure bike all from the same chassis and engine.

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    quote:Originally posted by ksmolenski

    Guys, think ducati supermono... why the hell didn't ducati build a street version... Why doesn't Buell build a retro single (or HD) like Enfield or using their own heritage something like the Aermacchi horizontal singles. Or build a do it all bike like the DRZ 400 with multiple versions like supermoto, commuter, dirt, adventure bike all from the same chassis and engine.

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    cause' they left it up to us to do it. Seriously, Caferacer.net is known as "they who shall not be named" round the buell design floor.
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    quote:Originally posted by Geeto67




    cause' they left it up to us to do it. Seriously, Caferacer.net is known as "they who shall not be named" round the buell design floor.
    lol thats some good stuff right there
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    I actually saw a Blast the other day in a parking lot. It was purple. From the front I thought it was a moped because it looked (ugh...) cute and perky. When I got up next to it, I realized it was supposed to be a motorcycle. I was shocked when I saw "Buell" on the tank. And that's when I realized Buell really did have a sense of humor. They'd have to, to create that little thing in the first place.

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