There was a time when the sportbike world was defined by a very narrow, very uniform set of rules. Buell ignored all of it with the creation of the Firebolt XB12R. It redefines what a frame should be, what a front brake should be and what a sporting engine should be. This is a motorcycle for riders that value the light weight and razor sharp agility of a sportbike, but crave the look, sound and feel of an air-cooled, 45º V-Twin. Its torque-rich powerplant, intuitive handling and proven reliability make it a potent canyon carver. So much for convention.