Triumph 675 Forums banner
1 - 20 of 30 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,176 Posts
Is it just me or does that exhaust look tiny? Like the pipes are the size of what's on a 125cc dirt bike. :wtf: Good looking bike otherwise. :thumbup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
256 Posts
it does say in the article that he is planning on producing more affordable models based off this series, This looks essentially like the race bike with some street legal things thrown on, im sure he will make the future generation much more aesthetically pleasing, needless to say. a HUGE step in the right direction for buell, both in looks and power. im glad he was able to get a sponsorship and keep the american sportbike alive!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
187 Posts
I don't have a subscription so I am going off of one large pic and some thumbnails. What is hanging off the front of the forks/axle? Like said before it needs a different exhaust but that's easy enough. The headlight doesn't do it for me either(not easy to fix). Also the rear wheel matching the front would helps immensely.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
Bar the front brake giveaway, if you didn't tell me who made it, I'd have thought it was a Honda. Very classy looking. Typical Buell madness with the exhaust though?!?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
712 Posts
make the front wheel like the rear, do something more along the line of taylor made exhaust from the gsxr's, and for some reason the lower fairing where it comes to the rear wheel give it some shape. looks like someone to a hack saw and just cut it in a 90 degrees angle. give it some shape to wrap around the rear wheel like most other bikes do. other than that i kinda like it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
752 Posts
Is that what is is? I assumed it was for a second caliper for racing applications with that crappy single rotor.
Yup sure is, it's actually pretty toned down compared to the one use on the race bike. That "crappy single rotor" is actually a massively powerful setup, eight pistons in that bad boy. Poor heat dissipation is the biggest drawback.





Make sense now?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
752 Posts
not sure on the control factor, but this setup actually allows for less rotating mass which is the whole reason for the design. The perimeter mount rotor allows them to use a much lighter front wheel because there is less stress being applied on the rotor lugs, thus less material is needed. Plus there is only one rotor without a carrier attached to the hub. Then there is only one caliper, one brake line, two brake pads which makes the entire front end lighter. The important thing to remember about Buell is that form ALWAYS follows function.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
37 Posts
That bike needs a short exhaust like a KTM RC8R. Get rid of that god awful exhaust and the bracket to hold it. Other than that, nice looking.
As soon as I saw this bike I thought OMg "they are making 2 strokes again", then i noticed it was a "1190" and knew it was just a cool exhaust. Seems that exhaust wouldn't have been hard to get under the tail, but o well.
My first thought was a Honda/yama cuz of the fender, anything but a Buell
Edit: sry i gotta say i love the single pivot style shock :thumbup:setup
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
169 Posts
always amazes me how a little bit of plastic can take an ugly as sin buell (imo) and give it the same profile as the rest of the sport bikes we love.

thumbs for for trying something new with the exhaust, but it sucks.

am i the only one that is bothered by the wheels not matching? triggers the ocd every time i look at it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,327 Posts
The front and back wheel never match, the rear being bigger, ya know... And it is indeed the front rotor setup which allows such a thin front wheel (and doesnt allowa thin rear wheel, just live with it. I'm pretty sure Erik took everything in account, but I still think a double system would be preferable to avoid fork twisting. I'll live with it, too.

That said, at long last a decent-looking Buell :coolgleamA:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,722 Posts
I would have to disagree to certain extent. I believe you would actually have less gyroscopic effect from the front wheel with the rotor being on the outside of the wheel. Less weight and less mass centralization being forced when the bike is heading into a turn. The front end on that bike must be incredibly light. Have you pick up a caliper, disc and hub. Their is probably over ten pounds per side. Also with the exhaust I think it's funny how everyone wants to be different and rides a Triumph yet when someone comes out with a different looking exhaust everyone wants the same looking exhaust off of another bike. :whistle:

Yes it weighs less but due to the larger diameter it actually has a higher amount of radial momentum and thus more gyroscopic force then two smaller discs. More gyroscopic force means it's harder to change directions.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,901 Posts
For any given weight and rotational speed the larger the diameter you make it the more gyroscopic forces that it will develop. This has to do with the corresponding speed of the two objects. Just like on a race track where the inside line is the shortest distance the outer line is longer so in order for the disc around the outside of the rim to make one rotation it has to travel at a far greater speed thus developing more momentum and more gyroscopic forces.
 
1 - 20 of 30 Posts
Top