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post #1 of 4 Old 04-12-2008, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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So here is what I thought of the new 1125s as I took it for a test drive today for about 30 minutes.
First if it helps I'm 5'9 230lb
The bike feels small, low to the ground and very compact just sitting on it.
Pulling out of the dealers parking lot I wanted to get a feel for the brakes as I think it was Honda4figuy who said they were strong and they are. Coming from my 9ner that I road there the breaks are much stronger.Pulling out onto the highway first is a little tall but no problem on launch, First thing I think to my self is this bike sounds funny " twin" good low end torque the guy from the dealer is riding with me on a XB12 I don't want to pass him because I have no ideal where I am and would get lost in minutes.I could pass him with ease the 1125s has got some balls. Now off the the highway and onto some twisty side roads, The bike has got 120 miles on it so we are taking it easy tires are not even scuffed up yet.Braking for a sharp right " good brakes" bike tips in nice and easy not problems there smoot thru the turn tracks well, give it some gas and away we go.ranging from 25 to 55 mph don't really need to shift out of 2nd gear. throttle is a little touchy would have to get used to that. On the straits trying to hold a steady speed is not going well the engine is not smooth " needs to break in some". After about 20 minutes I can feel it in my hands and wrists that I'm not on my 9ner I'm dure not used to a sport bike setup. Now the 1125 isn't as bad as cbr or something but it's not great either.
All in all I did like the bike alot but at that price I think I'll pass it's a little high for A track bike when you can get a SV650 used for under 5000.

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Thanks for the impression. I'd love to get on one and tool a bit. I'd be right at home after owning a Superhawk. Now, where do I go to find one locally?

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Is the throttle more touchy than the 9'er? I didn't even think that was possible.

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Are you implying that a Suzuki SV650 has the same punch as Buells latest, greatest? I read in Motorcyclist that Buell said that 1125 is already outdated and that he has better things to come. I haven't read anything about the 1125 that didn't include something about the fuel mapping having some roughness to it yet. If I was interested in one, I'd give them a year to beta test the bugs out of the package first.
How does to the bike compare to your 919? Is there enough there to convince you that you'd be getting an upgrade over what the 9er already offers?
I guess I'll head down to the Lowcountry Harley dealership to test ride the new Buell, if I can get their attention away from the Road Kings long enough to hand me the keys. All the salespeople there see you looking at the Buells and head for their offices. It's hard to get one to speak with you long enough to ask for a test ride. Must be the lack of chrome of the Buells or more likely, lack of interest.

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