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How is this for unique, A division of Harley Davidson putting a Rotax engine in one of their cycles! Maybe a bigger version will show up in a Spyder touring or racing model!

Press Release:

BRP-ROTAX becomes supplier of a new on-road engine for BUELL MOTORCYCLE Company

* a 1125cc DOHC V-Twin, liquid-cooled powertrain, exclusively developed and produced by BRP-Rotax for Buell

Gunskirchen, Austria, July 9, 2007 – BRP-Rotax, the Austrian affiliate of BRP, is pleased to announce the production start of a new 1125cc motorcycle engine. The new engine, exclusively developed for Buell, will be produced by BRP-Rotax in Gunskirchen, Austria.

"BRP-Rotax is leading in developing and producing high performance engines destined to a wide range of recreational markets," said Gerd Ohrnberger, vice-president and general manager, BRP-Rotax. "We welcome the opportunity to team up with Buell on this market-leading motorcycle" he concluded.

Buell joins BRP-Rotax's well-renown list of clients like BMW and Aprilia.

BRP-Rotax is an affiliate of BRP, a privately-held company, who is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski Doo® and LynxTM snowmobiles, Sea Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude E-TECTM, Can-AmTM all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax® engines and karts.

For more information please see the announcement of Buell Motorcycle Company released today: http://www.buell.com/en_us/news_events/pressrelease.asp

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From Buell Press Release:

"... New V-Twin Muscle
The Buell 1125R Helicon engine is a new 1125cc DOHC V-Twin, the first liquid-cooled engine to power a street-legal Buell motorcycle. This compact, 72-degree engine is the result of a collaboration between Buell and BRP-Rotax, a leader in the development and manufacture of advanced engines for recreational products. The Helicon engine was designed to Buell specifications and is exclusive to Buell. It will be manufactured in Austria by BRP-Rotax. The most-powerful street-legal engine ever offered by Buell, the Helicon engine is rated at 146 crankshaft horsepower, and is designed to deliver optimized usable power, with a broad powerband across its 10500 rpm range. Its V-Twin design retains the styling and character that has always defined the Buell riding experience...."
 
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