Buell Motorcycle Unveils Prototype Touring and Motocross Bikes

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A Grand Rapids motorcycle manufacturer unveiled a pair of prototypes during Daytona Bike Week 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Buell Motorcycle showed off the new Baja DR (Dune Racer) test prototype and SuperTouring 1190 prototype on its booth at Destination Daytona last week.

“This is a pivotal moment for American motorcycles and really puts Buell on the map,” said Bill Melvin, CEO of Buell Motorcycle Co. “…(With) less than 1% of the world covered in pavement, the Buell Baja DR is designed to dominate the remaining 99.7% It will give riders the freedom to go anywhere in the world faster and with more power by harnessing our 1190 engine. beast, elevating the brand to even greater heights, and will bring back the passion for American-made motorcycles.

“(Additionally), the Buell SuperTouring 1190 is a next-level touring bike with designs that will rekindle the enthusiasm of American touring motorcycles.”

Baja Dominican Republic

The Buell Baja DR is inspired by Buell’s success on the American Hillclimb racing circuit with two-time world champion Logan Cipala on board.

Specifications and features for the Baja DR production model include a 175 horsepower, 101 lb-ft, liquid-cooled, 72-degree V-twin engine. of torque, a trellis frame, an adjustable swingarm for a 66-70-inch wheelbase, and a standard 37-inch seat height with a 26.75-degree rake.

Reservations for the Baja DR model production slots went live at noon on March 5. Estimated retail for the model will start at $19,995, with production slated for 2023.

Super Touring 1190

This model will harness the Buell 1190cc V-twin engine developing 185 horsepower with 101 lb-ft. of torque. The SuperTouring 1190 will retain fuel handling as part of Buell, but with a more upright riding position, variable mounting points for hard or soft bags and room for rider customization with aftermarket touring accessories. .

Reservations for the production slots of the SuperTouring 1190 model also went live on March 5. Suggested retail starts at $21,995, with production slated for fall 2022.

More information at buellmotorcycle.com.

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