About Buell Blast Motorcycles - Introduced in 2000, the Buell Blast is in a category called "thumpers" and with good reason. With one combustion event for every 720° of crankshaft rotation, big-bore (500cc and up) four-stroke single-cylinder motorcycles inherently produce the most vibration of any engine design. When that cylinder fires on the Buell Blast, it's really an "event." The Buell Blast is a very good beginner motorcycle, although it is a tad basic compared to other bikes in its class. Buell is a branch of the Harley Davidson Company that makes sport bikes instead of cruisers. The Buell Blast is a lightweight, 34 horsepower motorcycle with a 5 speed transmission that is very nimble in turns.