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TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:49 pm

Welcome to our 7th year of the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall! This year, we are getting more socially integrated and the Cool Wall will evolve in 2017 as well (stay tuned). For now, enjoy, vote, discuss and have fun!!


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TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS



WHAT ARE THE 2017 RESULTS?
This is how the voting has turned out for all models that appeared on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall in 2017.


HOW ARE THESE FINAL RESULTS DETERMINED?
The final Total Motorcycle Cool Wall cool factor results are determined by public vote, debate and review in the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall forum. To determine the fate of a model up for placement on the TMW Motorcycle Cool Wall just vote, debate and participate in the discussion.

Here's how we are improving our math. Every time you vote Awesome you are giving the bike 3 points. Cool gives 2 points, Uncool gives 1, and Fail gives zero. At the end of the voting week we will mulitply the number of votes in each category by the points for that category and then derive an average voting number, out of 3, for that bike. Finally, we will then normalize this average voting number against the maximum possible of 3 to give the bike a standing from 0 to 100. (Zero would mean 100% Fail votes while 100 would mean 100% Awesome votes.)

The standardization of all bikes to a scale of 0 to 100 will now give the opportunity to rank the entire year's list of bikes for the year. And best of all, it allows each and every vote to have meaning to the tally.

Here's an example:
Awesome: 8 votes x 3 points = 24 points
Cool: 12 votes x 2 points = 24 points
Uncool: 3 votes x 1 point = 3 points
Fail: 2 votes x 0 points = 0 points
Sum total: 51 points
Total number of votes: 25
Average points per vote: 51/25 = 2.04
Standardized to a maximum of 3 points: 2.04/3 x 100 = 68
...Therefore, this bike ranks a Coolwall Factor of 68!

Yeah, we know, the math looks a bit complicated, so if you don't care to figure it out then just remember - EVERY VOTE COUNTS - so get voting!


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:33 am

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special - Coolness Factor = 86.7%
Featured: January 6th, 2016 - January 13th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special is:

Awesome (3 points) 16
Cool (2 points) 8
Uncool (1 point) 1
Fail (0 point) 0

Total votes: 25

= a Coolwall Factor of 86.7%


Notes: First new model of 2017. First bike of 2017. First Awesome vote for 2017. Lots of nice firsts to start the new year off with. The new Moto Guzzi V7III Special once again is completely updated to improve on the previous model. It is truly hard to hate on the Guzzi V7, there is just something about it we can all like in someway. While it may not be our #1 choice of bike, any of us (new or expert rider) wouldn't hesitate to take it for a spin if offered. And that's motorcycle mojo right there.


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:59 am

2017 BMW K1600B - Coolness Factor = 56.2%
Featured: January 13th, 2016 - January 20th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 BMW K1600B is:
Awesome (3 points) 7
Cool (2 points) 5+1
Uncool (1 point) 6
Fail (0 point) 4

Total votes: 23

= a Coolwall Factor of 56.5%

Notes: Put the blender on high and mix it up. That's the results of the 2017 BMW K1600B on this weeks Cool Wall, very mixed. Some love it, others hate it, some are confused why it's here in this form and not a naked version, and a few just think BMW has lost it's way. A BMW bagger with an inline-6? Could anyone predict that 10 years ago? With motorcycle manufacturers now struggling to stay alive (Victory fell last week, EBR fell (again) yesterday), May we live in interesting times!



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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:39 am

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom - Coolness Factor = 57.7%
Featured: January 27th, 2016 - February 3rd, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is:
Awesome (3 points) 4
Cool (2 points) 12
Uncool (1 point) 9
Fail (0 point) 1

Total votes: 26

= a Coolwall Factor of 57.7%

Notes: Does a motorcycle need to stand out? Does it need to be polarizing? Does it need to do something amazing or horrible wrong? Does it need to be elitist and expensive? Interestingly enough the 2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom does none of these things. It is what it is. An honest cruiser. And as boring as that may sound, it works in every way.

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:56 am

2017 Vespa 946 Red - Coolness Factor = 57.7%
Featured: February 3rd, 2017 - February 10th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Vespa 946 Red is:

Awesome (3 points) 4
Cool (2 points) 12+1
Uncool (1 point) 7
Fail (0 point) 2

Total votes: 26

= a Coolwall Factor of 57.7%

Notes: Isn't it refreshing to see when a manufacturer makes a special model to give to a great cause or charity? The 2017 Vespa 946 Red may not have finished anywhere near the top of our 2017 Cool Wall charts, but it sure wins points on kindness. Way to go Vespa!


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:51 am

2017 BMW S1000RR - Coolness Factor = 88.3%
Featured: February 10th, 2017 - February 17th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 BMW S1000RR is:

Awesome (3 points) 13
Cool (2 points) 7
Uncool (1 point) 0
Fail (0 point) 0

Total votes: 20

= a Coolwall Factor of 88.3%

Notes: Technologically stunning. Even though we are most likely looking at the #1 voted bike of 2017, It is interesting to see the "Sportbike" category starting to wane in the past couple of years as interest, sales and development start to fall off. Could it be sportbikes are "too much of everything" now? Too uncomfortable? Or riders are, on average, just "getting older"? It will be interesting to see in the next 5 years where the trend for sportbikes go. What is hot right now is Scrambler bikes, could anyone guess that 5 years ago?


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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:13 am

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber - Coolness Factor = 80.0%
Featured: February 17th, 2017 - February 24th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber is:

Awesome (3 points) 15
Cool (2 points) 6
Uncool (1 point) 3
Fail (0 point) 1

Total votes: 25

= a Coolwall Factor of 80.0%

Notes: I'm a little surprised the new 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber didn't rocket up to the top of our Cool Wall charts, but then again, what I think is Cool may not be what you think is Cool, and that's the Cool thing about the Cool wall, it is just so cool. On that cool note, that's so many cool's, it just plain frozen... (thanks Mr. Freeze "Everybody Chill"... really, you couldn't have said "Everybody Freeze"? lol)


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:24 am

2017 Honda Shadow Phantom - Coolness Factor = 50.0%
Featured: February 24th, 2017 - March 3rd, 2017
Most popular vote category: TIE Cool/Uncool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom is:

Awesome (3 points) 2
Cool (2 points)8
Uncool (1 point) 8
Fail (0 point) 2

10% Total votes: 20

= a Coolwall Factor of 50.0%

Notes: The 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom is ironically like it's name, it doesn't stand out, blends in and haunts back to a decade ago when cruisers were really in. But that isn't a bad thing in itself, it's reliable, it's a back-to-basics bike and will appeal to any rider who wants an non-offending cruiser. Riders generally want heart-over-head when it comes to bikes, I know I do. What about you?


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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:43 am

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - Coolness Factor = 76.9%
Featured: March 3rd, 2017 - March 10th, 2017
Most popular vote category: TIE Awesome/Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is:

Awesome (3 points) 12
Cool (2 points) 12
Uncool (1 point) 0
votesFail (0 point) 2

Total votes: 26

= a Coolwall Factor of 76.9%

Notes: Sometimes on the Cool Wall, a bike is just bland and (if a motorcycle could even be) boring. Other times, we get a real interesting model up and is such the case with the new 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT with an Awesome/Cool vote tie. But with a 76.9% rating, not is all rosy as it first seems as we get thoughtful opinions from "How can it not be awesome" to "This is a largely naked performance bike with a marketing plan, not a great bike for endurance riding". Could it be looks, power, range and options are just part of the package that obscures purpose?


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:56 am

2017 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra - Coolness Factor = 47.4%
Featured: March 10th, 2017 - March 17th, 2017
Most popular vote category: TIE Cool/Uncool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra is:

Awesome (3 points) 2
Cool (2 points) 7
Uncool (1 point) 7
Fail (0 point) 3

Total votes: 19

= a Coolwall Factor of 47.4%


Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way:
Better shaken than stirred. 2017 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra seems to have left a bitter after taste, not because it's a Harley-Davidson, but because a three wheeler just isn't as "accepted" as a two wheeler. It is like showing up in your cool car on bike night, it just doesn't fit in that well with that crowd.

Other negative points was the huge cost of it... you could buy 2 or 3 Harley-Davidson's for the same price. Then there is the questionable handling... It's not Harley-Davidson's fault (maybe the price) per-se, it's just not the right crowd.



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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:48 am

2017 BMW VISION NEXT 100 - Coolness Factor = 35.4%
Featured: March 17th, 2017 - March 24th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Fail

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 BMW VISION NEXT 100 is:

Awesome (3 points) 3
Cool (2 points) 3
Uncool (1 point) 2
Fail (0 point) 8

Total votes: 16

= a Coolwall Factor of 35.4%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: I think our voters were a little bit confused this week on what to vote on with the 2017 BMW VISION NEXT 100 as it is a far-distant future concept bike; so the results may not be accurate. That said, it was a great discussion on concepts and it made us think what 30-100 years down the road will be like for not only bikes but for us, riders. Are motorcycles still going to be manually "driven"? Is gas around still? Safety gear? Is VR the future of gauges? Concepts allow us to "see" the future, abit a "dreamy, unclear" future, but it allows designers to draw upon those ideas and create the bikes we have coming up. Speaking of which, do check out our Concept Bike Guide: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/concept- ... yshots.htm and dream on...


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:18 am

2008 Honda Nighthawk 250 - Coolness Factor = 63.6%
Featured: March 31st, 2017 - April 7th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2008 Honda Nighthawk 250 is:

Awesome (3 points) 7
Cool (2 points) 8
Uncool (1 point) 5
Fail (0 point) 2

Total votes: 22

= a Coolwall Factor of 63.6%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: A little old' story: After I left the Canadian ARMY in 1991, I decided to get a motorcycle and live a little. Even then, I was honestly nervous about starting out, I knew no one who rode, didn't drive and my dad was injured in a motorcycle accent long ago. So my first bike was critical choice to the length of my riding career (now in its 26th year). The CB250 is such an important bike, it is one of the best bikes to learn on. Yes, a new rider will outgrow it as it gets passed to the next new rider, but that's a good thing, it means the experienced rider enjoyed riding and is taking the next step. Start too big of a bike and more-often-than-not, it's a very short riding career (fear or injury).

Something to think about next time you see a new rider sporting a starter bike. Let them know they made a great choice and welcome them to the riding family.

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:54 am

2017 Aprilia Shiver 900 - Coolness Factor = 71.9%
Featured: March 31st, 2017 - April 7th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool+

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Aprilia Shiver 900 is:

Awesome (3 points) 7
Cool (2 points) 9
Uncool (1 point) 2
Fail (0 point) 1

Total votes: 19

= a Coolwall Factor of 71.9%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: Like the Bavarian beer purity law of 1516 (Barley, Hops, water, Yeast) sometimes the best product comes from the purest of ingredients. Piaggio seems to have mastered the recipe by offering uniqueness, value, quality and fun. If you haven't tried an Aprilia, MV Agusta, Moto Guzzi or Piaggio, you might be missing out on something very special. Take the time this year to look at one, you might come away pleasantly surprised.

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:32 am

2017 Zero FXS - Coolness Factor = 59.7%
Featured: April 7th, 2017 - April 14th, 2017
Most popular vote category: TIE Awesome/Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Zero FXS is:

Awesome (3 points) 6
Cool (2 points) 6
Uncool (1 point) 4
Fail (0 point) 5

Total votes: 21

= a Coolwall Factor of 59.7%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: This week's bike, the Zero FXS, created some great discussions, not only about the model, but about electric bikes in general. Markdcoco makes some thoughtful comments that "Green" really is more a marketing term than actual "good for the environment". Something I have wondered myself with all the end of life batteries in Hybrid cars. One of the biggest challenges ceemes points out is recharge time... does anyone want to wait at a "gas" station for hours before continuing their day trip?

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:14 am

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress - Coolness Factor =73.0%
Featured: April 14th, 2017 - April 21st, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress is:

Awesome (3 points) 8
Cool (2 points) 10
Uncool (1 point) 2
Fail (0 point) 1

Total votes: 21

= a Coolwall Factor of 73.0%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: "On the roads it was a white-line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice" Oh wait, that was Mad Max Road Warrior. Interesting that the MGX-21 seems to almost come from that time and the MGX-21 accessory catalog should include linked .50 browning MG's, a spike dropper off the back and extra fuel tank saddlebags! To say the MGX-21 is unique is an understatement. Love it or hate it, you don't want it behind you fitted with MadMax accessories.

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:21 am

2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS - Coolness Factor =71.7%
Featured: April 21st, 2017 - April 28th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS is:

Awesome (3 points) 7
Cool (2 points) 10
Uncool (1 point) 2
Fail (0 point) 1

Total votes: 20

= a Coolwall Factor of 71.7%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: There isn't much more a new rider, or a rider who wants maximum value, could ask for. Low price, cheap insurance, great gas mileage, do-it-all, go-anywhere, good looking, comfortable bike. Go Kawasaki!

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

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2017 Indian Springfield - Coolness Factor = 73.0%
Featured: April 28th, 2017 - May 5th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Indian Springfield is:

Awesome (3 points) 9
Cool (2 points) 8
Uncool (1 point) 3
Fail (0 point) 1

Total votes: 21

= a Coolwall Factor of 73.0%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: With cruiser sales slowing and selection dwindling down, it's good to see Indian releasing another new cruiser. H-D could take a page out of the 50's heritage style here. Also the natives are getting restless and want something new in cruisers... can radical design change be near? Remember the 80's cruisers vs the 90's-2000's design?

It's a real slim victory for the Awesome vote. You usually don't see a bike voted Awesome in the low 70's in score. But there you have it.

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

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2017 Ural Ambassador - Coolness Factor = 83.3%
Featured: May 5th, 2017 - May 12th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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The Coolness Factor of the 2017 Ural Ambassador

Awesome (3 points) 9
Cool (2 points) 6
Uncool (1 point) 1
ail (0 point) 0

Total votes: 16

= a Coolwall Factor of 83.3%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: The word unique doesn't go after enough to describe how unique the URAL is. Practical and Impractical. Horribly dated but yet so today's retro. BOHO Chique; Je Ne Sais Quoi (Ok, maybe that's going too far). But what the URAL has, it does it in spades.

Go out and test ride one or jump into someone's URAL sidecar and refuse to get out till they take you around the block. What are you waiting for?!

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 19, 2017 9:06 am

1971 Kawasaki Mach III - Coolness Factor = 95.6%
Featured: May 12th, 2017 - May 19th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome+

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The Coolness Factor of the 1971 Kawasaki Mach III

Awesome (3 points) 21
Cool (2 points) 1
Uncool (1 point) 1
Fail (0 point) 0

No votes Total votes: 23

= a Coolwall Factor of 95.6%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: The 1971 Kawasaki Mach III blasts off like a rocket to the top of the Cool Wall! Manufacturers take note: Retro cool is still in. We need more retro's! There is something attractive about simplicity of design/form/function. Back in 1971, bikes were more simple, easy to work on, but they didn't handle that well and the Mach III was probably too fast for it's own good vs today's bikes... but it is amazing how far we have come in 46 years.

Riding modes, ABS, Traction Control, FI, disc brakes, advanced metals, LED lighting, even electric starters we take for granted today. It will be something to see what the 2063 Kawasaki will offer! AI technology? Solar Powered? No exhaust? Plastic composite frame? Will motorcycles be the last vehicles on the road to be manually driven?

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 26, 2017 9:41 am

2009 Buell Blast - Coolness Factor = 55.6%
Featured: May 19th, 2017 - May 26th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2009 Buell Blast

Awesome (3 points) 3
Cool (2 points) 6
Uncool (1 point) 4
Fail (0 point) 2

13% Total votes: 15

= a Coolwall Factor of 55.6%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: The 2009 Buell Blast was not very popular when it was sold carries over 8 years later to not being popular at all on the Cool Wall. This H-D bruise must be too early to bring it up still. The idea behind the Buell Blast was to get new riders into Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Unfortunately due to low horsepower, high weight and uncompetitive price, it did the opposite and drove them to look at competitors bikes for the next ride.

Unfortunately this week also makes the selling of Buell assets off (including their factory and all the unfinished parts/engines) for "cheap-cheap-cheap". Maybe we will see a new Buell2.0 in the future?

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