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Phil West  says:

Rare Buell heads Buxton auction

This rare early Buell, valued at £24-£28,000, is one of the star sale items for auction this Wednesday in Buxton, Derbyshire. It’s an RR1000, powered by a Harley XR1000 engine and is one of just 49 examples built by Erik Buell’s fledgling company between 1986 and 1987. The bike has been in a private collection for many years and is one of...

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Dec 08

Posts: 1291

boybilly1967 says:

Cant see that ugly thing making anywhere near 24K when Foggys race bikes couldnt sell recently.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8233

snev says:

boybilly ?

This Foggy bloke, wasn't he on, Last of the summer wine? with Compo and Clegg ?

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

Wow thats an ugly bike! I'm sure though that aerodynamics on it are great...he was probably just focusing too much on function over form....

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Jan 10

Posts: 430

rlf3 says:

Worse than ugly...

That Buell looks hideous enough from the outside, but the full horror is hinted at on the fairing...

"Powered by Harley Davidson"

Butt ugly on the surface, useless pile of crap underneath.

I'll start the bidding at 50p.

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Lightning Boy


Mar 07

Posts: 82


I used to have a Buell and natter on the Buell UK forum and many of the fanboys love this - its their dream bike!! I for one find it utterly hideous. I know it might be from a moment in history, but I suspect that even back in the day it would have been one extra special dose of ugly.

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Dec 10

Posts: 88

mogulthrash says:


Whoever buys it deserves it

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Dec 07

Posts: 237

merv007 says:


well it's no worse than the recent fireblade or VFR1200. And being a Buell it would most likely still out handle many a modern day Asian bike.

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Oct 11

Posts: 13

NoeSamuhel says:

The Buell is not really something that would make me go to an auction. I've seen bikes that made me want to quit my wife and run with them to Mexico, but this doesn't even make me want to go to the store. These guys might make a partnership with Airstream RV, if they continue to make suck large vehicles.

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