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Buell 1125R Sport Bike

2008 Buell 1125R First Ride


SSB To Laguna Seca To Find Buell 1125RFinally, Buell has us a proper motor to match a chassis. The archaic air-cooled engine that has haunted the …-kicking XB12R was ditched as the line of business in building the new Superbike. Although it seems a conflict of interest to source a from outside its own walls majority owner of Buell is Harley-Davidson), it was high time something was done about the problem plaguing Buell’s line.

Many of us were excited for the launch of 2004’s Firebolt, and early spy shots wicked potential. The notion of an sportbike that could run the Japanese big dogs was certainly but despite the Firebolt’s quick and handling it only took a twist and a slow rev of the lumpy engine to determine that the beast should best on the porch.

Though versions of the motor have appeared in a of decent Buell bikes, the complaint was its lack of revs, gearbox and general clumsiness. what some clever folk and enthusiasts have to as character, we simply have the term suckiness (for of a more all-encompassing adjective) to the poor engine performance.

Late last year, of sourcing an all-new liquid-cooled from Austrian firm started picking up steam, and again an optimistic excitement brewing throughout the bike Had Buell finally found the piece to its perfect bike Our first taste came on a ride in Northern California.

The Coast Highway is famous for one of the most scenic seaside on Earth, yet notorious for attracting the and most easily distracted on the planet as well. Needless to many of our miles were frustrating as we tested the bikes an entirely new approach-10 miles per under the posted speed During these painful the motor’s low end had plenty of time to itself, but there was little to it from the older Harley

It wasn’t until the road up and the throttle was put on the stop that the new motor was able to show goods lay under the hood.

If you a highly tuned XB12R a silky smooth gearbox be headed in the right direction. the new motor has kept the somewhat slow-revving characteristics of the older while improving its pitfalls the lack of top-end and clunky

Who ever thought clutchless on a Buell would be a reality? Now are, and left feet the globe will be thanking for the improvement.

But Buell didn’t phone Rotax and request a new motor; instead, there was a development process between the two Buell’s Engineering Director, Stefanelli, explained, Both and Rotax had a common goal of a sport engine, and this any design tension.

The end result of the collaboration was the 1125cc V-twin Helicon engine. the claims of 146 crank horsepower be slightly optimistic, there is of usable torque to short through endless miles of or hammer out of corners with the that loads of V-twin offers (82 pound-feet to be exact-that’s than any of the inline-four-cylinder literbikes have on tap).

The engine’s name comes courtesy of Greek mythology. Helicon was to be a sacred mountain that the would visit for inspiration, and in case the ballsy new engine the design team to build the of the new chassis around it for the ultimate

Previous Buells demand use of the clutch to get the gears engaged, but all changed now with the new engine. even got a unique slipper-style that functions off the natural vacuum-at closed throttle the is high and creates pressure on the of the clutch, which reduces load. At higher revs the is lower and reduces the amount of (and slip).

Buell 1125R Sport Bike

Following our road test we hit Raceway Laguna Seca to see what the 1125R has to offer, and learned that the slipper worked well and helped rear lock-up several after selecting a gear too low heavy braking.

The side-mounted add to the bike’s somewhat odd styling, but apparently aid in crash protection. bikes went down on the road and track, and despite seemingly vulnerable positioning the came away without a In fact, they absorbed of the impact while there was destruction elsewhere other mild plastic rash.

some of the pre-production bugs are out Buell should have a competent road and trackday for those looking for something (and American). Though it had fueling quirks on the road, V-twin doesn’t? Most twins seem to have a of their own anyway, and this version also likes its

Some serious backroad showed that the 1125R is of serious battle, but just how will it get? The 1125R going to ace the likes of a Ducati around the circuit, but it should with it on the road just It could be quite the … some aftermarket mods and set-up.

The 1125R is a huge forward for Buell and American

Uncorking Laguna Seca

I wait to spin through the Corkscrew. After spending hours killing it on Playstation’s II I was ready-or so I thought. The lead up to it is a blind hill climb, and as the curbing appears it’s to bury the brakes and get ready to it left and over the cliff-and it feels like you’ve ridden off the edge of the Earth.

Needless to say it’s one of the most corners anywhere, and I was literally inside my helmet as I went it and down the chute. Luckily I had star Jeremy McWilliams to me through, but I still found it to trust there was going to be beneath me. With each lap I was that the asphalt gremlins had away the road on the other of the curbing, but to get it right you must instinct and take the plunge.

Buell 1125R Sport Bike


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