2008 Buell 1125R Review

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Buell 1125R

2008 Buell 1125R

It wasn”t until the drive from a day in the saddle of the new Buell at Virginia International Raceway, the best feature of the new liquid-cooled became clear. Cruising in my ancient Honda listening to a Barry Manilow on the cassette while wondering if it”s the of stale Burger King or the velour seats that the girls off, I realized my weren”t even stiff. at my advance aged, a full day of the pants of a sport bike on a comes with a certain of muscle fatigue and soreness.

around on the decade old coffee and chewing gum patches, while along to a chorus of Mandy, I realized my neck wasn”t slightly stiff. As I had spent the of the day doing everything in my power to down Schwantz School Harry Vanderlinden on an identical I know I hadn”t been it easy. So I have to take my hat off to the ergonomics for my physical condition and some early thoughts I had of the newest sportbike.

Diving into the small roller of turns on the VIR north course, the 1125R during my first felt like dancing a lady of overly ample Sure she knew the moves, but just seemed like a lot of her to get Tipping the scales at a claimed dry of 375 pounds though, this of size is really more of an caused by the wide aluminum and fairing panels that out in front.

Add in a generous, by sport bike upper fairing, a roomy peg to handlebar ratio, and the Buell feels more toward the end of the spectrum. Get comfortable with the though, and it”ll blast a racetrack as fast as you want. checking times with my video, I was turning laps seconds slower than my visit here riding a Formula Extreme level R6 on race tires.

As a completely new for 2008, the big news with the is the engine. For the first time in the line up, a water-cooled engine its way in between the massive aluminum rails, and it”s not a Harley sourced unit either. away from the air-cooled, V-twin power plant for the time, Buell worked BRP-Rotax to design a new, performance, 72-degree, water-cooled, As a name you might be familiar for their work with big sport bikes, BRP-Rotax has designing and building engines 1920

By using a 72-degree angle, Buell was able to put the as far forward as possible, giving the 54% of its weight distribution on the front Inherently smooth by virtue of its the engine is further calmed three internal balance Worry not, the big V-twin certainly doesn”t feel it”s been neutered, as it shakes, rattles and rolls enthusiasm the minute you thumb the button.

It just isn_t enough to the fun. The cylinder capacity was to allow a large 103mm which allows more angle for better breathing. The … allows the engine to rev and higher, while also better throttle response.

the rider”s perspective this is all to be as the Buell is smooth and rev hungry up while still being with gobs of V-twin from way down the range.

As a member of the frame, the new engine the trend of contributing to a very chassis, something that is a Buell feature. Inside of the heads there are four Double overhead camshafts and close them, and a self-adjusting cam turns the intake cams.

The cams are opened and closed by a drive from the intake

Valve actuation borrows Formula 1, with  finger that use shims for adjustment. system is said to reduce and allows a steep valve and downdraft fuel injection. Buell”s air-cooled models the delivery is often the weakest of the motorcycle, I am happy to report the EFI on the 1125R rocks.

Delivering the amount of fuel whenever you it, the system performed flawlessly my test. Do bear in mind that I didn”t get a chance to try the on the road.

Producing a total of 146 crankshaft the new 1125R is also the most Buell produced so far. The figure is made at a lowly with a solid 82 ft. pounds of thumping out at 8,000 rpm. deceptively fast, the Buell gave me the feeling it was working too Running down some on Japanese sport bikes, I Harry and I gave them the shock with our mirrors and in place, but this is the nature of the

A bike that is made to go on a racetrack and one that comes all the tools to be a good street

The stiffest chassis yet produced by the new IRC (Intuitive Response Chassis) to differ only slightly existing models. Personally, IRC like some sort of new couch to me, but the unique looking still doubles as the gas tank, 5.6 gallons of motion lotion its rails. The cast-aluminum swing arm is new and pivots in the engine cases for rigidity.

Healed way over in downhill sections, the bike was as as a rock, and it would take sort of demonic behavior to this chassis.

Buell 1125R

Suspenders are from the Land Of The Sun, with a Showa 47mm fork where supposed to be, and a fully adjustable single shock to keep arse off the rear wheel. Set up on the side, as our test units demo bikes, I decided to things alone and work on smoother.

While it would been nice to eliminate Also, real casinos few tables for each game here there are thousands of dive, it did make for some fun the super strong brakes to people into turn before getting into a when the suspension bottomed Wheelbase is 54.5 inches and you can feel it.

On a motorcycle like the Ducati 999, you are always of the bike”s length in the tighter the Buell doesn_t exhibit any of feeling. And, I was surprised how I change lines and pass in the tight stuff, where my was it would be more difficult to

Braking is typical Buell, and are going their own way as usual. the ZTL (Zero Torsional Load) no that”s not something you experience in an bathroom at 30,000 feet, the uses just one single stainless disc that to the outside of the rim. Lighter a conventional dual disc set up, a eight-piston caliper gets the job of the pads onto the wild disc.

And work well it does. good lever feedback, progressive power as you squeeze, stopping power was not a thought I all day. In the rear a more 240mm stainless steel is used, although it does its caliper mounted directly to the swing arm, which is to save another 1.5 pounds of weight.

A hydraulic slipper lets you feed the power out you select the first of the six close-ratio and this uses a HVA (Hydraulic Assist). This works nicely when you shift one too many gears at the wrong and I assure you the only reason I did was to be able to report it works. power to the rear wheel, has employed their own unique drive system, and the quiet, Goodyear Hibrex final set up is as much as five pounds than a chain drive

Visually, to me the Buell is going to be an take it or leave it machine. on the weird, you aren”t going to it with another brand in a lot full of motorcycles. The big front was designed to give the rider Zone cockpit aerodynamics. the wind over and around the the lack of soreness in my neck to the success of the design.

With VIR a long, front straight, a spends a healthy amount of pushing winds close to 145 mph his melon on a smaller sport so I for one appreciate the design here. six individual headlights, there are per side in a horizontal plane. LED signals are found up front in the while coming in the more fashion out back.

The cockpit area is very and nicely finished, with a big tachometer sitting on top of a smaller speedometer. And, gracing the top of the forks is a 25th anniversary clamp signed by the great man Eric Buell.

With of track time during our day of the Buell and I became very friends by the end of our ride. Sweet lots of strong predictable and top shelf handling made for entertaining stories with the bike guys in between Comfortable and quiet, it_s a track day sleeper for us old geezers, and some suspension tweaks, a exhaust and some stickier it could do some serious


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