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2009-04-30 2001 Buell Cyclone® M2 Sport Bikes View Listings

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Initially attracted to the fuel-in-frame & oil-in-swing-arm technology and the beefy, wrap-around frame of the XB12S (2004), I ended up selling the XB and keeping my M2. The M2's 23-degree steering head vs. the XB's 21-degrees, was just enough difference to provide a more planted, confident feel to the handling. Likewise, while the mirrors on the M2 smooth to crystal clarity at about 2800+ RPM, the XB's mirrors never stopped vibrating, leaving you wondering if the vehicle behind you was a VW or a Peterbuilt. Ease of seat removal and no screaming mimi rear cylinder cooling fan were also deciding factors. With a Forcewinder intake providing greater knee room, and a Vance & HInes SSR2 making music and providing better exhaust flow, the M2 leaves nothing to be desired. And, in my prejudiced opinion, it's a prettier bike.
- Peter, Candler, North Carolina

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2006-12-15 2001 Buell Cyclone® M2 Sport Bikes View Listings

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I've been riding for 41 years and have ridden everything from a 1965 55cc Yamaha to an alcohol burning Norton dragster. For most of those years I've owned vintage Harleys and Nortons, with a rice burner or five thrown in. Last year I was looking for a street bike that would keep me in the Harley family but would give me the handling and feel of the old Brit bikes I owned (without the leaks and electrics), with modern day comforts and reliablity. that's how I ended up with the Buell. I chose the Cyclone primarily because the seating position was more forgiving for both pilot and passenger and I like to ride... As a bonus, the price was just too good and the bike was kept in mint condition by the original owner. All that being said, I could not have made a better choice. I've owned it for 18 months and have put 18,000 miles on it (in Vermont!). The only problem being a rear rocker cover leak. My bike was made just before HD changed these gaskets to steel so I just called the HD dealer and bought a steel gasket kit ($35). It only took me a few hours to make the change. My wife wasn't terribly thrilled that I did it all in the living room so I could watch MotoGP and Superbike but she got over it... I have ridden 400 mile days on this bike and regularly do 250 mile rides- I'm talking 30 to 40 in a riding season. I've done 200 with my son on the back carrying a backpack... This bike handles like a 250 and accelerates with the best of them (Ducati, RC51, etc.). I've lifted the front wheel by hitting the gas during a lane change in 3d gear. It is super comfortable, and starts every time. I do run synthetic oil, don't beat the bike (are wheelies 'beating'?) and keep it under 130- usually. Seriously, this thing has so much torque that I rarely shift over 3500 RPM. Check the specs and compare the torque to any other bike on the road... OK, 'nuf said. If you want the absolute best value in a motorcycle, get a Cyclone. I would recommend getting a 2001 or '02 however, as Buell made a number of significant improvements in 2001. There is the standard M2 and a M2L which has a 1 inch shorter suspension and the seat is cut down as well. Mine is the M2L.
- Bo, Rochester, Vermont

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2003-05-21 2001 Buell Cyclone® M2 Sport Bikes View Listings

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don't make the mistake of thinking of this as a racing bike. This is a bike to be ridden on the street, or better yet, a twisty road. The power is where you can use it, the riding position is comfortable. You do not need to rev it to the red-line to get to its power. I had a rocker box leak that I was able to fix myself in about an hour with tools on hand ad about $12 in parts from a Harley dealer. The rear shock started leaking about a year ago. don't fault the folks in Troy though. the shock was from Showa (Japan), and Buell stood by it, even though the bike was no longer under warranty. Bottom line, this is a fun bike that is a joy to own and ride. It gets noticed, and you can ride it all day.
- Patrick Trimble, Havelock, North Carolina

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2003-02-04 2001 Buell Cyclone® M2 Sport Bikes View Listings

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This bike is awesome. i have a few up grades, but it is lightining fast. Roll on wheelies are no problem. Did have the ole' harley oil leak at 2500 miles but it was under warranty and only took my dealer 1/2 a day to fix. This bike is super cool and a real head turner. Eats Jap bikes for lunch off the red lights. Hope you enjoy your buell as much as i enjoy mine, and keep it paint side up.
- John Taliaferro, Valdosta, Georgia

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2002-07-28 2001 Buell Cyclone® M2 Sport Bikes View Listings

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YES SPEED IS GOOD,CHASING SPEED IS VERY BAD.BUELL IS SOUND AND ESSENCE AND FEEL AND COMFORT AND TORQUE AND TREMENDOUS BRAKES,WITH A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF SPEED.THERES THE PULLING OF THIS BIKE UNLIKE ANY OTHER.YOU SIT ON A MOTOR.ITS A HARLEY TO A LARGE EXTENT ,AND I'M NO HARLEY EXPERT YET,HENCE THE BUELL.FOR ME THERE IS NO OTHER BIKE THAT I'D WANT.I don't WANT AN R 6.VERY VERY SPECIAL.MOTORCYCLISTS MOTORCYCLE,FEEL.
- RICH, IMLAY CITY, Michigan

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2002-06-04 2001 Buell Cyclone® M2 Sport Bikes View Listings

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This is my first and only motorcycle that i purchased in August of 2001.The bike sat in my garage until May 2002. I had a good time just starting it up and rolling it around my driveway. I recommend anyone and everyone to take an MSF course without it i dont think i would have been confident enough to ride this bike. I am having a great time with it, not having anything to compare it to, seems like it will be a bike you wont outgrow, lots of torque and handles great even for a new rider like myself.
- Kevin , North Oxford, Massachusetts

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