2010 Buell Blast First and Last Look?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Crushed pile of steel rubble: That sums up the Buell
Blast for 2010, as Erik Buell has decided to demolish the poor little single-cylinder entry-level motorcycle. We’re guessing the 2010 Blast’s entry on the Buell website is a humorous, not-so-subtle declaration that it will no longer be in the American sportbike company’s lineup. That is, except as a crushed 28 x 28-inch hunk of metal… Either that or it’s an awkward promotional gag.
The 2010 Buell Blast?
Read the explanation and spec sheet ripped straight off the Buell website
below. (Also check out Buell's website to watch Erik Buell's video describing the reasons for his wanton destruction of the fuel-efficient mount that, according to Buell PR, has trained over 175,000 new riders in the Riders Edge New Rider Course since 2000.)
Courtesy of Buell
The Buell Blast was a 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 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 Erik Buell himself. Hey, there’s no denying the Blast’s aforementioned cuteness. But there’s nothing cute about racing or riding a sportbike the way it was meant to be ridden.
2010 Buell Blast Spec Sheet:
Overall Height: 28 in.
Overall Width: 28 in.
Peak Hp / Torque (Ft/Lbs.)*: 0 / 0
Suspension, Front: Compressed
Suspension, Rear: Bottomed
Brake, Front: Fixed
Brake, Rear: Fixed
Seat Height***: Variable
Wheelbase **: Variable
Dry Weight: 360 lbs
Colors: Sunfire Yellow, Midnight Black, Battle Blue
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