Here is a Buell XB12 with only 3 miles on the odometer. Now I know some regular readers of RSBFS aren't big fans of the Buell lineup, with the usual complaint being along the lines that they were just a disguised Harley Davidson and aren't really that rare. But consider this- the Buell lineup was one of the first to use a frame that puts fuel in the frame spars and oil in the swingarm. Also the traditional hub-mounted rotor gave way to a perimeter-mounted unit and another defining feature (a trend Buell started) was the "mass centralized muffler" that exited under the bike.
Its also important to note that for the XB12 the motor wasn't actually a Harley Davidson product. Instead, it was for the first time a purpose-built bike specific for the brand. The XB12 was reported to produced 103 HP at 6,800 RPM and 84 LB-FT at 6,000 RPM and be good for mid 11's in the quarter mile.
All in all, the Bike had some pretty serious tech, a lot of which can be seen as evolution into Erik Buells new EBR bikes. Reviewers were generally positive about the bike; consider the following from motorcycle daily:
There are pros and cons to a Buell XB: adequately muffled, they sound great, and on the road, they’re a nice experience — the torquey motor pulls sweetly and provides adequate thrust for real-world riding. The true stars of the show are the chassis and the brakes. They’re both user friendly and provide good feedback. Heck, the seat is even comfortable enough for long rides if you can figure out how to fit luggage.
This particular Buell is the 1st gen with the Non-HD motor and incorporates all the other bits of Buell tech that the company was known for introducing. Plus it only has 3 miles on the odometer according to the seller
So whats this XB12 worth? Well Buells in general haven't started to catch the attention of collectors and it will never be a piece of unobtainium. Then again this bike only has 3 miles on the odometer - I guess anyone who buys this bike will have to make a decision on whether they want to just tuck it away and hope it goes up in value or actually ride it and enjoy it...decisions, decisions.