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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Be still my beating heart!

Could this be my next ride? Might be, might be!

Not a whole lot to go on other than a bit of the old internet trash talk as Buell isn't talking but it looks like the old Ulysses with the 1190 motor in it.


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Not bad looking at all. Appears to have a bit of KTM, Ducati and, perhaps, other DNA in it's make-up. Wonder how much it's going to weigh. My guess is too much.

At first glance it looks like the exhaust dumps directly into the right side hard case. Good way to keep the contents warm, but I'll bet that's not really the case.

However, I'll bet those radiator fans will keep a rider's knees and shins more than a little warm.

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Interesting. A lot of people laughed at the Versys as a 'not really adventure bike' because of the 17inch wheels, and not quite the Multistrada.

Now BMW, they of the GOD GS, are producing the S1000XR ( http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i..._overview.html) and here we also have your dream Buell bike. Looks like this category of versatile bike
is starting to catch on big - or am I missing something?

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Holy [email protected]#!

Look at that slope toward the tank on that front seat!

Talk about smashing your junk!

Sorry I'm out!





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That has to be one of the worst Photoshops i have ever seen. Parts of the bike are blurry, and others perfectly clear. The rims dont match, looks like the case it just pasted over a previous pic(the exhaust will not fit behind the case) and the AX1200 decal doesn't follow the contours of the fairings.

I amsure there is more, but that is just a guy dreaming up a bike on Photoshop.

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That has to be one of the worst Photoshops i have ever seen. Parts of the bike are blurry, and others perfectly clear. The rims dont match, looks like the case it just pasted over a previous pic(the exhaust will not fit behind the case) and the AX1200 decal doesn't follow the contours of the fairings.

I amsure there is more, but that is just a guy dreaming up a bike on Photoshop.
Wheels look the same to me....

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does that tank say CBR?
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does that tank say cbr?
ebr...but could pass for a cbr..

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That has to be one of the worst Photoshops i have ever seen. Parts of the bike are blurry, and others perfectly clear. The rims dont match, looks like the case it just pasted over a previous pic(the exhaust will not fit behind the case) and the AX1200 decal doesn't follow the contours of the fairings.

I amsure there is more, but that is just a guy dreaming up a bike on Photoshop.
My instantanious first thought.....looks like the exhaust is cooking the groceries stuffed in the saddlebags

Looks more like an MSpaint-job to me

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Wheels look the same to me....
At second look you are correcet. Not have a rotor or sprocket on the rear made it look a different at a quick glance to me.

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That thing makes the Edsel look beautiful.
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That thing makes the Edsel look beautiful.
Because only a very few were ever made, the LAST Edsel, the 1960, looked PDG to my eyes...!


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Because only a very few were ever made, the LAST Edsel, the 1960, looked PDG to my eyes...!
You're kidding, right?
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That thing makes the Edsel look beautiful.
It is a very poor photoshop for certain and ERB had nothing to do with it. BUT you don't think your Versys is a thing of beauty do you? I sure don't but I have always had a thing for homely bikes. they may not be all "Shiny Shiny Pretty Pretty" like a HD but they will alway get the job done.

If you want a pretty bike here's my vote for one of IF not the all time winner.


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You're kidding, right?
Here are three pics of 1960 Edsels - your pics were '59 or earlier....
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Here are three pics of 1960 Edsels - your pics were '59 or earlier....
Ahhhhhhhh... much better!
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