I'm in total agreement with you dude. I just didn't like the muffler (too big), the way the air box bulged out in the front, the 600 cm diameter (okay, it may not be that big) brake disc and the tank in the frame rails. That Rotax motor was schtonking and the handling was excellent.The 1125 Buell. Please don't talk about that bike. I would actually have bought one of those. I took a red 1125CR out and fell in love with it, and it was the bike, not the brand or the hype. I thought it was a marvellous machine. I was even more PO'ed at HD when they shut down Buell a few months later. Buell HAD built a contemporary bike. I guess HD just couldn't stand it.
Even though I didn't like the Buell enough to buy one, I thought Harley was on the right track and who knows, they might have been able to design one one day that would get me back in the dealership and riding American iron rather than riding British, Japanese and Italian bikes.