2009 Buell 1125R Motorcycle Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Buell 1125 R

2009 Buell 1125R | Review

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the initial motorcycle press select journalist had mixed regarding the styling the actual of the 2008 Buell 1125R Subsequently, up-and-coming but largely Danny Eslick hops a relatively stock 1125R and to start cleaning-up in the new AMA Pro Racing SportBike class.

My interest in the was certainly peaked, as only and racing controversy had composed my of the sizzling new Buell to date.

We the complete story, as this like a significant major on the Buell roadmap that Buell had been crafting for the 25 years. Is the 2009 1125R the awaited and eventual culmination or point of Buell’s crafty and overly provocative innovations? Or is the just another solid trying to find itself in a competitive field over-achievers?

To get the we traveled to Wisconsin to extensively the 2009 1125R, meet the design team, watch the being manufactured, sit with Eslick (and the entire AMA team), and discuss the bike in with Erik Buell With fuel-in-frame, a belt purpose-built 72 degree V-twin, exhaust, dual-mounted radiator in oversized fairing and rim-mounted rotor brake, this is not your typical superbike. more by function than Buell’s racing results a further look at the innovations defined the motorcycle.

First the fuel-in-frame concept was born in the late 1980s as a way to space for a larger airbox, torsional frame stiffness, and the fuel closer to the center of Over time this has been refined with new types and manufacturing processes. The is increased engine performance, handling, fewer parts, and fuel capacity.

The 146-horsepower motor with 82 ft/lbs of was speced by Buell and built by the liquid-cooled, big-bore, short-…, engine is the heart of the 1125R. The V-twin angle was selected to a compact design, while up the V enough to allow for a straighter for the 61mm throttle bodies.

Most notable here is the linear torque band, is best represented as a line 5000 and 10,500 rpm, as to your typical curve. The advantage we noticed was drivability in any which had great advantages on the street and track.

The 1125R drive system is a few pounds than a comparable chain and system. The lower unsprung improves throttle response and overall drive performance. belts can last a lifetime no maintenance or required adjustments, rocks or similar debris not get caught up in the belt.

The belt was extremely smooth ride. One may be the ability to change the final ratios, as the system is fixed.

The under-slung exhaust can be traced to Buell’s original VR project. Japanese OEMs have this design principle by suit, and Buell has stayed to design. Lowering this minimizes rotational inertia and the center of gravity providing a that is easier to transition corner to corner.

Riding the especially through the chicane at America, brings this to life.

Splitting the radiator Buell to move the engine and forward in the frame for better distribution and increase cooling. The pod housings act as side fairings, and spring mounts that minimize damage in the event of a pods are designed to absorb of the damage and are easier and less to replace than the frame or This feature we decided not to

One of the most visually apparent innovations is the 375 mm single-sided ZTL-type braking system. Yes, just one stainless-steel floating mounted on the outer rim of the front it is like nothing else you ever seen. The rotor is from an inside out position by an 4-pad fixed caliper.

The reduces the number of workings and while directly applying the pressure closest to the tire, as to the conventional practice of running the pressures through the hub and spokes.

Yet innovative is the cush drive, has been relocated from the wheel to the engine drive The new positioning of the drive allows to reduce the component size and The results add to a lighter, more spinning drive train.

asks, Why didn’t I think of as this is simple way to get more of the to the ground.

Engineering types revel in innovations while testers and put the 375-pound claimed dry weight of 1125R to the test. AMA wins one story, and after two days on the I concluded that the Buell impressively well. The bike is to ride and is actually better in than off the spec sheet.

is a real sport-bike rider’s First, the riding position is comfortable relative to other yet still aggressive enough for riding. The windscreen provides a shelter while traveling front straight at Road at over 155 mph. The stellar delivery of the Helicon has improved crisper throttle response, and heat management.

As a V-twin this motor has my heart, as it is so to drive out of corners while top-end acceleration that keeps pulling.

Priced more in line the Japanese than the Italians, and fantastic performance and handling, the Buell 1125R is worth a look. This bike is at home on the streets, comfortable for commuting, and track-oriented enough to win pro Thanks to Erik and company, is squarely delivering on the world-class promise.

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