2008 Buell Firebolt XB12R motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Buell Firebolt XB12R


Engine Upgrades Performance and Durability of 2008

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In a convergence of V-Twin muscle and track-inspired dynamics, the 2008 Buell XB12R offers sportbike an unrivaled riding experience. well-balanced, reliable and also to own, the Buell Firebolt is a motorcycle designed to take its to a new level of performance, whether as a champ or as an exhilarating canyon tool. A winner of multiple pro and roadracing championships around the the Firebolt was also presented the coveted Best Cornering of All Time award by Britain’s magazine.

The Firebolt XB12R is by the air/oil/fan-cooled 1203cc Thunderstorm engine tuned to deliver usable power over a rpm range and launch the Firebolt out of and down the road. The Buell of Technology principles frame low unsprung weight and mass are employed to give the Firebolt intuitively responsive handling. to reveal its pure, mechanical the Buell Firebolt looks and like no other motorcycle on the

What’s New on the Firebolt XB12R for

Modifications enhance the performance of the 1203 V-Twin powertrain, maintenance costs, and allow a of 7100 rpm (see separate release for details)

The Firebolt is for installation of accessory heated grips, with 18 watts per and High and Low heat settings.

The panel styling is refreshed and the reflects the new 7100-rpm redline.

A Buell 25th Anniversary with Erik Buell’s is placed on the upper triple

Cosmetic frame protectors reduce damage to the frame in of a tip-over incident.

A new color Arctic White body Hero Blue Translucid and windscreen, and a Graphite Grey

2008 Buell Firebolt

A premium sportfighter motorcycle, the XB12R utilizes a compact and race-inspired chassis geometry for intuitive handling. The 1203cc Thunderstorm V-Twin engine 103 peak horsepower at 6800 and 84 ft. lbs. of peak torque at rpm, with 75 percent of torque available at 3500

The Buell InterActive Exhaust utilizes a valve in the dual-chamber that is controlled by the ECM and adjusts flow according to riding to smooth torque delivery and engine power. The Firebolt clip-on handlebars for optimal an aerodynamic quarter-fairing with projector-beam headlamps, and a sleek, passenger pillion. The suggested price of the Firebolt XB12R has reduced by $500, to $9,995.

Firebolt XB12R highlights:

Buell Thunderstorm 1203 engine

103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm SAE J607)

84 ft. lbs. peak @ 6000 rpm (per SAE J607)

InterActive Exhaust

New DDFI 3 Fuel Injection ECM

New eight-row oil with Jiffy-tite fittings

Dry 395 pounds

Wheelbase: 52 inches

adjustable 43 mm Showa inverted

Fully adjustable Showa shock absorber

Buell ZTL brake

Goodyear Hibrex belt with Flexten technology

New Cosmetic Frame

New Pre-Wired for Available Heated

New Instrument Panel Graphics

Diablo T tires

New Arctic Blue Translucent colors

Buell 25th Anniversary


Dry Weight: 395 lbs. kg)

Gross Vehicle Weight 850 lbs. (385.55 kg)

Load Capacity: 391 lbs. kg)

Engine: Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-…, 45˚

Valve Train: OHV, two per cylinder, self-adjusting

Bore x 3.50 in. x 3.81 in. (88.90 mm x mm)

Displacement: 73.40 cu. in. (1202.81 cc)

(Air Cleaner for Blast): airbox

Exhaust: Tuned, resonance chamber with valve and mass-centralized mounting

(North America per SAE J607): 84 ft. @ 6000 rpm (113.9 NM @ 6000

Horsepower (North America per SAE 103 hp @ 6800 rpm

Lubrication: Dry-sump

Oil 2.50 qts. (2.37 L)

5-speed, helical gear

Aluminum frame with powertrain vibration isolation fuel in frame

Front 43 mm Showa inverted forks adjustable compression damping, damping,and spring preload

Rear Shock: Showa monoshock with remote, reservoir and adjustable compression rebound damping, and spring

Wheels: Cherry Bomb or Hero Blue Translucent

Front: 6-spoke, ZTL cast 3.50 in. x 17 in. (88.90 mm x 431.80 mm)

6-spoke, cast aluminum, in. x 17 in. (139.70 mm x 431.80 mm)

Front: brake, 6-piston, fixed 375 mm single-sided, inside-out, stainless floating rotor

Rear: floating caliper; 240 mm stainless fixed rotor


Front Wheel: 4.72 in. mm)

Rear Wheel: 5.06 in. mm)


Battery (per Council International Rating): lead acid, maintenance-free, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca (per Battery International Rating)

Charging: permanent magnet, single-phase with solid-state regulator

Starting: 1.2 kW electric with shift starter motor

Lights (as per country regulation):

projector beam [H3]): low beam, 55-watt high

Tail / Stop Lights:

Turn Signal Lights: 10W canceling


Electronic tachometer, odometer; dual high beam, neutral, low fuel (plus, odometer miles traveled on reserve), signal and engine diagnostic lamps; clock


Arctic White (new)

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