View Full Version : Firebolt XB12R vs the 1125R
02-23-2008, 04:27 PM
The 1125R is to burn racing slicks for the first time in the SunTrust MOTO-ST Daytona 300. Do you think that the new bike will make a difference for the riders who will be on them? What do you think this will do for the Dave Estok team on their Firebolt in the first round runs?
02-23-2008, 07:10 PM
Honestly, I expect the 1125R to do well...better than expected. And then suffer an unexpected failure late in the race. Not unusual for a new design/concept to engineer it's own failures and pave the way for subsequent fixes under intense stress. We'll have to see.
02-28-2008, 04:28 PM
Well if he doesn't do so hot in the first round, there are still 5 more Buells in the race the following day. It will be interesting to see how the bike does against its own. I am kind of hoping that the older bikes do better, just as I am not in the mood to see everyone on a new bike next year. I was just getting used to seeing the old ones fall apart. Nothing against Buell bikes, but for some reason everyone has had mechanical problems for two straight years now.
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