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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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The Blast Obituary

This has been a long time coming. This is from the Sept. issue of Rider Magazine. I wish I could photocopy it. There is a picture of what appears to be a couple Blasts that have been crushed into a cube. The article on the left goes like this.." Introducing the 2010 Buell Blast.
The Buell Blast was cute little motorcycle. It just never made much of a sportbike. But, as luck would have it, it makes a killer ottoman. Or end table. Or a art Piece. Through an innovative process known as crushing, we've turned a limited number of Blasts into colorful metal cubes, each numbered and signed by Eric Buell himself. Topped with a piece of glass, there's no better home for your feet, an AMA magazine, or a hot cup of coffee, Hey there's no denying the Blasts aforementioned cuteness. But there's nothing cute about racing or ridding a sportbike the way it was meant to be ridden. And while racing and sportbikes have always been important at Buell, they are now officially the only thing that matters. So the Blast will not be moving forward. In fact, in its new configuration, it can't really move at all."
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 06:42 AM
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"And while racing and sportbikes have always been important at Buell, they are now officially the only thing that matters. "
So I guess that the customer no longer matters?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 03:59 PM
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So I guess the XB12X is destined to become a lazyboy and the XB12XT a sofa? Can't believe they'd be that stupid to close the door on the Blast. It needs to be updated but not dropped from the line-up......
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