1999 Buell M2 Cyclone Motortrend

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Buell M2 Cyclone
Buell M2 Cyclone

1999 Buell M2 Cyclone

Los May 26, 1999 –

‘sI-”klOn Main cy-clone

Pronunciation: ‘sI-”klOn


Etymology: modification of kyklOma wheel, coil, kykloun to go around, from circle

Date: 1848

1. a or system of winds that about a center of low atmospheric advances at a speed of 20 to 30 miles 30 to 50 kilometers) an hour, and often heavy rain

2. a two-wheeled, vehicle that leans a center of low, tight, turns, advances at a speed of 20 to 100 (about 30 to 160 kilometers) an hour, and succeeds to entertain.

Why call it a anyway? And what is up with obsession with atmospheric Perhaps someday they’ll out into related topical and release a Harley-powered scooter the Buell Breeze.

And who wouldn’t an around-town thumper called the Toto? We will concede, that ‘Cyclone’ seems an apt for the bike that has become preferred Buell for 1999.

In to the Thunderstorm heads, the new frame the header pipes to be routed away from the rider’s leg. While it cuts the heat, it doesn’t negate it Slap on some Thunderstorm for ’99 — the same ones first on the White Lightning — and see what fat valves can do for you. Quite a bit it out, which is quickly when your arms are at their sockets after an first twist of the throttle.

The Cyclone is sick of apologizing for a standard.

Moreover, shorter-duration than those found on Buells might rob a little hay the ponies up top but give it back to the at the lower revs, leaving you seemingly enough torque to a battleship.

What the Cyclone get in 1999 may be its biggest gain. The M2 a single, 40 mm Keihin CV carb than receiving the new, digital fuel injection system. This is Buell’s attempt at EFI and while the system continue to improve, the present EFI have first-year glitches as a slight … spot in the of the powerband.

Check out the dyno to the right and you’ll notice the M2′s torque band is from 3000 rpm to redline.

The M2 is the Buell in their ’99 line-up. Big, fat fun.”

Power like it’s mostly and if you’re not pouring it on for that 1000 rpm, well, not having any trouble hanging obese wheelies either or your Rides-from-the-Rising-Sun-mounted buds at the The new Showa rear-shock escapes the The Cyclone’s got a few new suspension tricks,

Showa is master of ceremonies year, providing the conventional with adjustable pre-load and and a rear shock with spring pre-load and compression.

hard to get a stiff ride, since the whole assembly is with all-around performance in not just the twisty stuff. But the handles so well, you almost notice it. It turns in easily, — counter-steering is very responsive — and the line with little on its mind.

Enjoy it: The force is you. The force is also your …, or more off it. In between those porky and peg-dragging moments, you’ll that Buell has had mercy and seat width by three while rethinking the foam

It took them a while, but in Buell finally got the seat Now, instead of wondering how many Buell engineers are a good laugh while coming off two hundred miles as though you’ve been some of those sumo with the manly …-strap, just swing your leg grab one of Paco’s Supermex and then be ready for the next two

Unless, of course, you’ve enjoyed that sumo in the past — then you’ll be

There are some other of note. In addition to the redesigned section, a new five-gallon gas tank has fitted, and the styling change is a The ignition key is now up on the dash, where always longed to be.

There’s a more attractive swingarm.

The gets some new paint a silver-bead blast finish and heads. The total fit and finish of the seems to be at a higher standard, is nice, makes you all the prouder to the thing off. The odometer and meter are digital.

And the key is finally it belongs.

“Styling-wise it’s an bike that gained compliments around town the past few months.”

As Buell’s motorcycle, the Cyclone inherits and technology that has been and refined on other models as such, the 1999 M2 has come from the recent recall unscathed. Affected are the plate and that retains the fuel to the chassis, the ball that pressure in the fuel tank system and the side-stand switch. The on the M2, as on all Buells, is not affected.

In any case, the M2 is still a smile There are some day-to-day to deal with, though. most Harley engines, it a few minutes for the motor to catch breath after sitting in the overnight.

If you’re using a as a commuter (a very cool and you’re in a hurry in the morning, going to want to make to roll the bike out and get it running a few before you hop on.

Also, like all the bodywork is pure American so magnetic tankbags and the like do it. Buell does offer a of tankbags, saddlebags, and totes,

New is the bigger, beefier new cast-aluminum The older, thinner, steel is the one being recalled. Wind is good, and that little fly does more than be expected, but it’s not like a full fairing.

Buell M2 Cyclone
Buell M2 Cyclone

There’s a head shake from to time as well, the feel at the being very sensitive.

The was a little clunky and neutral at times, hard to find. The pipes collected some but since we haven’t heard of happening on other Cyclones we sure whether this is a in the design or materials, whether it is due to location near the ocean or it’s a quirk of our particular test bike. Finally, buy this bike with the of loading your significant on the back.

They won’t like it the bike is a little under-sprung and while the seat is vastly for you, it’s only a improved for your better

“It’s quirky in some but a wild ride all the same, and we ourselves enjoying it time and again despite our jaded

Seen the latest Star installment yet? If you haven’t, you soon, you can’t help it. If else, viewing the aggregate sum of all the cuts, stills, and commercial that are flashed continuously on TV in America will be the same as seeing the entire film albeit edited by commerce.

the movie brought back so good feelings and memories we began to loathe most of the that have reviewed it so “It’s too ‘kid’ for adults and too for kids,” writes one. “It the personality of the first trilogy,” another. “Movie critics are self-absorbed morons,” writes MO. No, it a perfect movie. Who cares?

things are so much fun that defy criticism.

The same goes for the Cyclone. quirky in some ways, but a ride all the same, and we found enjoying it time and time despite our jaded selves. At it’s definitely the bang-for-the-buck as well.

If you’re in the market for one of does-a-bunch-of-things motorcycles then you owe it to to check it out and take a test which Buell always If you’re like us, once you that throttle you’ll be “Ah, so that’s why they it a Cyclone …”


Manufacturer: American Motorcycles

Model: M2 Cyclone

Price: $8,999

Engine: Air-cooled, 4-…, 45°

Displacement: 1203cc

Bore and 88.8 x 96.8 mm (3.5 x 3.8 in)

40mm Keihin CV

Buell M2 Cyclone
Buell M2 Cyclone
Buell M2 Cyclone
Buell M2 Cyclone
Buell M2 Cyclone
Buell M2 Cyclone


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