Ricardo Alcivar sends in some pics of his stealthy and unusual Buell. He writes in:
These are pics of my 1996 Buell S1 Lightning. It is my first motorcycle, purchased in 2001, and still the only. We have a lot of history together. On first glance, it may simply look like a stripped-down Buell, but it’s been upgraded everywhere with a mix of aftermarket, Buell, and even some Harley parts. It’s a pretty polarizing bike; I hear a mix of comments ranging from, “awesome,” to “crazy,” to “what happened to it,” and my favorite, “does somebody actually ride that bike?!” It is still the funnest bike I’ve rode to date as well as one of the best handling despite having time riding everything currently out there that I have an interest in.
I have to say it does look a bit harsh on the back. Nice ride though. Thanks!
n American bike on French Roads.
Gerhard writes in:
This is a pic of one of my Buells on a trip to France in July.
A ’97 S1 on the banks of the river Meuse.
Paul Shore send in this sweet Buell.
Here are some pictures of a buell that i built for my wife Ann. a bit of Ducati but more Buell = Bucati????
At break in, we had 100 bhp + 100 ftlb torque with another 1000 rpm to go and power / torque still climbing.
That was with the PSI series III 48 ( which actually measures 57mm across the throat ) lectron style carb. having some trouble with
the adjustment we opted to go to a mikuni HSR 48 flat slide which actually dropped power by 3% but adjustability seems much
easier / user friendly than the PSI.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Saw this over on the always excellent Blood Falcons… Sad really.
This thing must be a freaking ummm…
…”blast” to ride… ?
ugh.. sorry bout that.. :)
Thanks again go to Pete Giammalvo for the pics!
I like it better than the faired version. Must be a stomping gas to ride with 146 Hp!