With headlights set in sockets and a slanted front end with curved windscreen, the 2008 Buell Firebolt looks like a sinister cartoon character; in other words, it has a look only a mother could love. Reviewers call the Firebolt XB12R’s looks ""quirky."" The Firebolt XB12R comes in black with cherry red trim or white with blue trim, which gives it an eerie look, especially since the wheels are in the accent color. But there’s more to this odd-looking motorcycle than meets the eye. For one thing, it’s a sports bike that provides high performance whether the rider is racing around a track or down the highway. The Firebolt is high performance, make no mistake about that. It’s won numerous amateur and professional road-racing championships in the U.S. and around the world. Britain’s Bike magazine named it the ""Best Cornering Motorcycle of All Time.""