2008 Buell 1125R Revealed — Motorcycle USA

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2008 Buell 1125R

Utilizing the Buell Trilogy of principles and computer-modeled aerodynamics, the is designed to deliver the precise that has defined Buell for 25 with a new level of engine

The 25th Anniversary of the Buell Company coincides with a new in the history of America’s largest of sporting motorcycles: A liquid 72-degree 1125cc motor its all new 2008 Buell 1125R.

At the of the 1125R is the Helicon V-Twin claimed to produce 146 horsepower at the developed in conjunction with specifically for Buell and the 1125R. fans can rest assured the bike is true to the Buell of being rider friendly and different than the competition. The technology is retained, although has been raised to 5.6 gallons.

still-stubby 54.5-inch wheelbase is longer than the current design and should still be agile. The next generation of the Torsion Load single-disc braking system, ZTL2, an 8-piston caliper derived the XBRR racing platform and provide plenty of power to this beast down speed.

After years of and enjoying Buell motorcycles. the complaint from this and the majority of the motorcycle media was a lack of power compared to the Buell appears to have this issue and with the introduction of this new bike weeks away, the answer to of the questions on the minds of consumers will soon be answered.

the bike be as powerful as Buell Will it still have razor-sharp handling of its predecessors? the chassis be stable enough to the additional speed facilitated by the new

How will this version on the race track? How will it up to the other V-Twin liter We should have answers to all of except the last question by the end of

Quiet Zone cockpit were developed using fluid dynamics (CFD) and experience gained in development of the XBRR production racing The shape of the fairing and windshield air flow over and around the for reduced drag and enhanced comfort.

For now, images and will have to keep our whet while we await the to actually ride them. The resembles the XBRR race sans body panels, equipped with road-ready like a tidy new dash clean tail section and accommodations, slick looking exhaust, and integrated blinkers. didn’t forget the slipper-type either.

We designed the 1125R the rider down, said Buell, chairman and chief officer at Buell Motorcycle The 1125R takes Buell to a new level of while continuing to embrace the Buell principals of motorcycle and offering a great motorcycle experience.

From Buell:

The Engine

The Buell 1125R engine is a high-performance, 72-degree liquid-cooled V-Twin specified by and designed in collaboration with one of the premier recreational-engine manufacturers in the Buell provided a detailed list to BRP-Rotax, outlining requirements to meet the performance of the Buell 1125R.

Buell directly contributed technology and on a number of key areas, including the front sprocket, transmission the shift mechanism, engine pistons, intake, exhaust, and new 3 EFI system. All major components of the engine are unique to Buell and specifically for the Buell 1125R, a few components, such as the stator and fasteners, are used in other products.

The new Helicon engine will exclusive to Buell. The Helicon will be assembled by BRP-Rotax in The Buell 1125R motorcycle be assembled by Buell in East Wisconsin.

Its V-Twin design the look, sound and character have always help to the Buell riding experience.

The 72-degree V-angle provides a 18-degree valve angle and path for the down-draft intake This layout is a very case and cylinder head which allows the engine to be far forward in the chassis, distributing 54 of the vehicle weight on the front

Rather than design the engine to fit a specific displacement or racing classification, Buell this powertrain to meet a experience specification, both in of its power output and its contribution to the performance of the Buell 1125R. The produces 146 crankshaft horsepower at rpm and 82 ft. lbs. of peak torque at rpm. Redline is 10500

Its generous 1125cc displacement the Helicon engine to make peak power with a powerband and flat torque free of dips and weak The Helicon engine is designed to useable power across the RPM range that will any riding experience.

Helicon features:

72-degree cylinder and a very compact case and head design allow the to be located far forward in the chassis, 54 percent of the vehicle weight on the tire.

The 72-degree V-angle a steep 18-degree valve and straight path for the down-draft system.

A cylinder angle of 72 reduces shaking forces. The is also fitted with balance shafts: two balancers for primary rotating imbalance and a balancer for canceling the rocking

The displacement of 1125cc was chosen to an optimal 103.0 mm bore x mm … configuration — bore for more valve and better breathing and short for reduced friction, increased rpm and instant throttle response.

The has a low-inertia flywheel for a quick-revving and smooth shifting. The engine is a member of the frame and contributes to chassis rigidity. The swing arm is located in the engine cases optimal pivot location and to overall chassis rigidity.

The is tuned to produce a linear and torque curve without the cost, weight and complexity of an exhaust system. A Helmholtz within the muffler further noise output. Twin stainless exhaust outlets less exhaust noise a single side-mounted outlet.

overhead cams with chain drive on each to the intake cam and gear drive the intake to the exhaust cam. design requires less over the cylinder head a two-sprocket design, allows the to be located further forward, and engine weight.

Valves are with finger followers and with shims, a design from Formula 1 engine

Finger follower valve reduces friction, permits a valve opening, and eliminates float. This design allows a steep valve of 18 degrees and a downdraft fuel system. The design of the follower system makes shim quick and easy, reducing costs.

Valve covers are to reduce weight.

Primary with three internal reduces chassis weight by vibration isolation requirements.

Dry oiling reduces internal losses. An integrated oil reservoir is in the lower left side of the casting to lower the center of and help keep the engine

Buell DDFI3 EFI is a closed-loop for precise mixture control, in smoother throttle operation and fuel economy. Dual 61 mm throttle bodies provide intake air flow. A new ECU controls the IAC, and monitors engine while continually adjusting to the

Ram-air system pressurizes the air box for a in peak performance. The air intake is between the front fork and below the fairing. Air flow to area and the size and shape of the were optimized using fluid dynamics (CFD)

The 12-liter airbox is designed to a large air filter and to be easy to

The Buell 1125R represents an platform from the Buell Company that is changed in every respect from Buell models, but stays to Buell’s design and engineering

Twin side-mounted free radiators are mounted longitudinally aerodynamic cowlings. The position of the system lowers the center of and centralizes mass, and allows the to direct free-flowing air to each

The cowlings have an internal (splitter) to split airflow and were designed with fluid dynamics (CFD) to optimize air flow at all speeds and to a pressure differential around the to pull air through the core. Hot air is exhausted away from the for enhanced comfort.

The exhaust features a large-volume muffler below the engine to optimize cg and mass centralization. The muffler is to produce a linear horsepower and curve without the added weight and complexity of an active system. A Helmholtz chamber the muffler further reduces output.

Twin brushed exhaust outlets produce exhaust noise than a side-mounted outlet.

Buell for 2008

25 Years of American Motorcycles: To note the 25th of Erik Buell’s founding of Motorcycle Company in 1983, all Buell models except the will carry a commemorative featuring Erik’s signature.

patented Buell Fuel in the technology, the aluminum frame double as a 5.6-gallon fuel

Introducing the Buell 1125R

An model set to break the convention of the category, the Buell 1125R is by the Buell 1125R Helicon an 1125cc DOHC liquid-cooled cradled in a Buell Intuitive Chassis. The Helicon was specified by and designed in partnership with one of the premier recreational engine in the world.

Utilizing the Buell of Tech principles and computer-modeled the 1125R is designed to deliver the handling that has defined for 25 years with a new level of performance. Buell developed powertrain to meet a customer specification. It delivers the power of a with the abundant torque of a V-Twin for outstanding overall and tractability.

The Buell 1125R is expected to in Buell dealerships in late

Helicon engine

The Buell Helicon engine is a new 1125cc V-Twin, the first liquid-cooled to power a street-legal Buell This compact, 72-degree is the result of a collaboration between and BRP-Rotax, a leader in the development and of advanced engines for recreational The Helicon engine was designed to specifications and is exclusive to Buell.

It be manufactured in Austria by BRP-Rotax. The street-legal engine ever by Buell, the Helicon engine is at 146 crankshaft horsepower, and is designed to optimized usable power, a broad powerband across its rpm range. Its V-Twin design the styling and character that has defined the Buell riding

The engine is cradled in a new Buell Response Chassis (IRC) massive, rigid aluminum that double as the fuel The new 1125R sticks to the three of the Buell Trilogy of Technology chassis rigidity, low unsprung and mass centralization — to race-inspired agility and handling. The front fairing and radiator was developed using the latest fluid dynamics (CFD) to provide superior aerodynamics, comfort, and efficient air flow to radiators and a ram-air intake

The shape of the fairing and windshield air flow over and around the for reduced drag and enhanced comfort.

The front wheel is by a 47mm inverted fork. A new ZTL2 front brake an eight-piston caliper based on the developed for the Buell XBRR motorcycle. A smooth-shifting six-speed is mated to a new HVA (Hydraulic Vacuum Slipper Action clutch uses engine vacuum to clutch-lever action and to provide a effect when the engine is at speed.

A new underslung muffler has brushed stainless steel

The Buell 1125R offers an riding position. Quiet aerodynamics are achieved by managing air around the rider for enhanced and comfort. The toe levers on both the and shift foot controls are to match rider foot

The instrument cluster features a analog tachometer and a digital plus an Onboard Diagnostic System (O.D.I.S.) screen and interactive features. The fairing is inspired by the Buell XBRR and six-bulb headlamps. LED turn are integrated into the mirror

The Buell 1125R is available Midnight Black bodywork, Blue wheels, Diamond frame and swingarm, and Fusion engine trim.

Thunderstorm Updates

Buell advances the of its air/oil/fan-cooled Thunderstorm V-Twin series with a larger pin, an improved oiling and a new electronic timing system and ECM controls an all new DDFI 3 fuel system. Combined, these improve drivability and performance, and service maintenance costs. The V-Twin engine powers all in the Buell XB platform.

The Buell is available with Midnight bodywork, Diamond Blue Diamond Blue frame and and Fusion Bronze engine

New Front End on XB12X Ulysses

The Ulysses adventure sportbike has new 47 mm inverted front forks and off-set triple clamps reduce fork flex hard braking. Steering is increased from 54 to 74 degrees for low-speed off-road maneuverability, and the now comes with standard hand grips.

The Buell represents an all-new platform the Buell Motorcycle Company is changed in almost every from previous Buell but stays true to Buell’s and engineering philosophies. Although of these ideas go against the wisdom of the category, their application results in a motorcycle delivers outstanding power, comfort and convenience; a motorcycle will deliver an exceptional experience.

The Buell 1125R the XB and Blast as a third and distinct motorcycle platform. The Buell is expected to arrive in Buell in late 2007.

Trilogy of The Gospel According to Erik

The legs of the Trilogy of Technology every aspect of design at Motorcycle Company: Mass Low Unsprung Weight and Chassis The goal is always to create a that handles intuitively, and predictably and accurately responds to so that the bike behaves as an of the rider. Here are some of the Trilogy of Tech as applied to the new 1125R: Mass Centralization and the optimal center of gravity quick direction changes effortless.

The Buell 1125R an athletic riding position. Zone aerodynamics are achieved by air flow around the rider for performance and comfort.

Compact DOHC V-Twin engine more engine mass the centerline of the motorcycle, and allows the to be located further forward in the

Massive aluminum frame double as a 5.6-gallon fuel to carry fuel lower on the

Radiators are mounted longitudinally the front wheel and the frame. radiator location also the engine to be positioned further in the frame.

The muffler is located the engine, rather than and behind the rider. Chassis allows the motorcycle to hold a line when it is subjected to in corners.

A new-generation Intuitive Chassis (IRC) is optimized for stiffness. The engine is solid-mounted to the and acts as a structural member. The pivot point is located in the case structure, creating a connection between the front and wheels.

First OEM spec 47 mm front forks with friction seals are secured in triple clamps.

Low Unsprung enhances traction, maneuverability and

New Buell ZTL2 front system, utilizing a single and new cast caliper assembly four pads, is approximately six lighter than twin brakes.

The New Buell ZTL2 brake transmits forces the rotor directly to the rim, so load acting on the rest of the is virtually eliminated. This the use of a very lightweight front hub and spoke configuration that steering inertia. The rear caliper is mounted directly to the arm eliminating the typical brake and an additional 1.5 pounds of unsprung

New Buell ZTL2 (Zero Load) front brake an eight-piston caliper based on a developed for the Buell XBRR racing motorcycle.

A reinforced Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Plus technology weighs 1.06 pounds, compared to chains that weigh to five pounds.

Chassis and Features

An all-new Buell IRC Response Chassis) is made in the USA and is the chassis ever offered by Its rigidity is aided by the engine, is a rigid stressed member of the The inner frame incorporates channels that create a area behind the engine to hot air out the rear of the motorcycle.

Utilizing Buell Fuel in the Frame the aluminum frame spars as a 5.6-gallon fuel reservoir.

The of a new cast-aluminum swing arm has been for the 1125R. The pivot point of the swing arm is located in the engine to create a more rigid between the rear wheel, the and the front wheel. By placing the arm pivot point forward in the cases, the anti-squat properties and control of the 1125R were

The rigid connection to the engine was to optimize the stiffness of the swing arm in to the overall chassis.

A fully-adjustable rear shock/spring unit an external piggyback reservoir for heat dissipation. To reduce the shock is mounted directly the frame and the swingarm without and its off-center placement optimizes through the motorcycle. Fully-adjustable 47mm inverted front and new triple clamps stiffen the response of the front end and improve response.

A new fixed bushing against the hard-chrome surface of the tube, reducing friction. adjustment can be made with a hex-key tool.

Wheelbase is inches, rake is 21 degrees and is 3.3 inches.

Brake System

New Buell ZTL2 (Zero Load) front brake an eight-piston caliper based on a developed for the Buell XBRR racing motorcycle. The eight-piston offers a larger pad surface, heat-dissipation capability and allows pressure distribution over of the four pads in the caliper.

The casting was optimized for clamping yielding a more progressive and braking feel to the rider. A 375 mm stainless steel rotor is directly to the wheel rim. design produces outstanding power and weighs less a dual-disc system. And because forces are transmitted directly the rotor to the rim, torsional acting on the rest of the wheel is eliminated.

This permits the use of a lightweight front wheel also helps reduce inertia.

A new-generation Intuitive Chassis (IRC) is optimized for stiffness. The engine is solid-mounted to the and acts as a structural member. The pivot point is located in the case structure, creating a connection between the front and wheels.

The rear brake a 240 mm stainless steel rotor by a two-piston caliper. The caliper is directly to the inner surface of the arm, so it is hidden from and also weighs 1.5 pound than a typical rear-brake

Front and rear brakes are with braided steel lines for optimal feel and performance.

The front brake hand is adjustable for reach. The rear foot control is adjustable for and the toe piece is adjustable to match foot size.

Clutch and Features

HVA (Hydraulic Vacuum Slipper Action clutch hydraulic actuation from the control with assistance engine vacuum for lighter effort. The vacuum assist produces the same effect as a clutch for more controlled braking during high-speed

A six-speed, close-ratio transmission is an stacked configuration that is to minimize overall powertrain and allows the engine to be optimally within the chassis. Gear were selected to allow the to remain within its optimal band at typical operating

A Goodyear Hibrex final belt with Flexten technology weighs just pounds, compared to drive that weigh four to pounds. The belt system is quiet and extremely strong.

Quiet Zone cockpit were developed using fluid dynamics (CFD) and experience gained in development of the XBRR production racing The shape of the fairing and windshield air flow over and around the for reduced drag and enhanced comfort.

Computational fluid (CFD) models were used to design the efficient, shapes of the radiator cowlings, direct radiator heat from the rider.

The fairing a six-bulb headlight system for road illumination at night. Two are illuminated in daylight running for enhanced visibility in traffic.

LED signals are incorporated in the aerodynamic housings where their and brilliance are more visible to drivers.

The dash is very with new technological goodies an Onboard Diagnostic Information Ambient air temperature, average per gallon and instant gas mileage the regular tach, speedo and

Rider Interface

The Buell offers an athletic rider with a foot peg location provides 50-degree lean in cornering situations.

Quiet cockpit aerodynamics optimizes air around the rider.

Brake and hand controls are adjustable for

Foot controls (brake and feature toe pegs that to rider foot size. harness is pre-wired for accessory hand grips.

Large tachometer

Digital speedometer on an LED visible within a 50-degree of view

ODIS (Onboard Information System) displays codes

Four-digit security system immobilizes the ignition

Lap and splits

Ambient air temperature

Two odometers

Instantaneous miles per

Average miles per gallon

Low indication with trip

Buell 1125R Colors

Midnight Black

Buell 1125 R
Buell 1125 R


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