2008 Buell 1125R First Ride Review- Buell 1125R Sportbike Photo Gallery

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Buell 1125R

First Ride: 2008 1125R Trackday Preview at Seca.

There are few bikes have been as eagerly as the Rotax-motored Buell 1125R, but it like now that it’s a To find out, journalists around the globe gathered at Seca Raceway in Monterey, last week for an early aboard Buell’s recently liquid-cooled 1125R sportbike. three dozen validation (pre-production) 1125Rs had been for the bike’s inaugural round of scrutiny.

Members of Buell’s engineering and staff were present rider opinions and feedback—good and to evaluate any issues before the begins rolling off the assembly in the coming months.

Although the unorthodox styling may not have love at first ride for me, it no time at all to gain confidence in the very user-friendly nature pressed into duty on the The claim of 146 crank horsepower and an flat torque curve down as much as 82 foot-pounds a 5000-rpm spread is consistent Buell philosophy.

It’s also pretty what my seat-of-the-pants dyno when driving off of Laguna’s corners, all of which were in second or third gear. operation is light and precise and the sporting ergonomics simply fit there being any quirks an acclimation period.

The 1125R’s steers lighter than any member of the XB family from it was derived. It also displays tendency to stand up when the rim-mounted single-disc front into corners—an XB characteristic won’t be missed. The XB-RR upper fairing is very providing a great deal of protection with minimal buffeting.

That should make for extended sport-tours.

One fine of its XB brethren I did miss was the near-nonexistent lash of Buell’s Milwaukee models. Even though the new features Buell’s trademark arrangement called Immediate Response System, it would the 1125R’s much snappier-revving, Rotax engine negates a of the smoothness experienced with existing product. But once on the running through the gears, the dohc, four-valve per cylinder, V-Twin appears to have Buell in line with modern machines in its class.

Comparisons with the Aprilia are unavoidable, as both are powered by engines and share certain features. An example is the vacuum-assisted clutch that provides lighter effort at the lever and a function to reduce engine during downshifts and hard

Buell isn’t relying upon clutch slippage to unwanted rear wheel supplementing it with sophisticated ECU that allows tuning in a of engine run-on once the closes the throttle. Along final fuel-injection mapping, parameter is still undergoing but I experienced the positive effects a software tweak made to the I was riding that further engine braking after skated the rear entering tighter turns.

Perhaps Buell’s hands-on press preview of a bike undergoing final refinement has more questions than Pretty clever move if we don’t find the final to our liking, who’s to blame?

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