2009 Buell Daytona Sportbike 1125R Sport Rider

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Buell 1125R Sport Bike

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no question the face of American racing changed dramatically the Daytona Motorsports Group over leadership of the AMA. In the there was a whirlwind of ideas for and directions for the “new” AMA to take. In the after endless battles manufacturers, four classes—American Daytona Sportbike, Supersport, and become the playing fields for country’s fastest racers.

the most controversial class, Sportbike has the entire paddock on the in regards to parity between And that’s strictly due to one bike: 1125R. Many argued the advantage of having nearly the displacement as the Japanese 600s was

The fact that the Richie Racing 1125R ridden by Eslick won both rounds at Club Speedway in dominating and a third race at Road further supports that

With so much interest the 1125R, Buell gave journalists the opportunity to sample the for ourselves during the company’s in early June at Road just days before the AMA took over (as an aside, SR participated in the MotoGT race AMA weekend, with yours and teammate Kevin Duke of at the controls. Read all about the in the September issue of Sport

Sum Of Its Parts As convincing as some of victories were, you’d that the 1125R he pilots has work done to it. The sad truth is engine modifications consist of a race-kit exhaust system, and a Suter slipper clutch. internals are left exactly the way came from the factory. To get the machine to be competitive attention was to making the bike handle and as best it could.

An Ohlins TTX sits out back (though who supplies standard suspension for the 1125R, also provides a shock with improved for more precise oil metering). mated to the race-kit swingarm for the chain drive conversion. For the an Ohlins 25mm cartridge kit the stock Showa components, for finer adjustment.

Stopping are handled by a finned ZTL perimeter-mounted rotor for better cooling. mated to the standard eight-piston fitted with race-spec pads. Steel-braided lines are fed through a Nissin 19×17 cylinder.

From there turns to putting the bike on a and getting as close to the minimum for twin cylinder machines of as possible. That’s almost (96 to be exact) that needs to be compared to the road-going version we The obvious measures of removing any and all control devices were as well as trimming or lightening that couldn’t be removed.

For example, the racing bodywork is completely from fiberglass, and the front and rear subframes are of extra bracing normally to support lights and mirrors subframe) or a pillion (rear Of course the biggest gains from reducing unsprung especially rotating mass, and means substituting the standard with that of the magnesium which shave three from each end.

We get exact weight numbers Buell, but it would be safe to that it comes awfully to the 380lb limit. Other changes include Vortex with seven degrees of and an offset steering cup that the rake out one degree further. reading that list of you might be thinking to yourself there’s no way you could duplicate 1125R with what’s in garage.

But you’d be wrong—every you see here is available to anyone, you have a racing license.

On For The Ride As I threw a leg over the my feet naturally gravitated to the the stock footpegs usually to find nothing. The aftermarket which allow for reverse place the feet about an higher and two inches further placing more weight the front end. Otherwise, between the stock model and were largely identical.

Thumb the starter and the engine up with a loud bark the race-kit exhaust. “Pass three times and then it in,” were my orders Dave McGrath, Leader of and Development for the Buell race

With the controls and levers to my I clicked up once to put it in first and no time getting up to speed the hot pit. Surprisingly, power was smooth and linear—a departure the slow-speed fueling hiccups experienced on standard models, on corner exit. Rowing the gears is also aided by the quickshifter, making full-throttle a simple tap of the lever.

Buell 1125R Sport Bike

I hadn’t reached the first turn and it was that this bike be worlds apart from it started life as. It’s noting that because is the official tire partner for providing OEM rubber for all its models, the we piloted was fitted with the Diablo Supercorsa racing pretty significant deviation the Dunlop Sportmax GP-A is the tire for the Daytona Sportbike

After getting acclimated the bike during the first out the remaining three laps dedicated to seeing just the bike could do. Approaching the rise for the front straight, the had just tapped into gear with the throttle back. As I crested the peak of the committed in a full tuck, the front wheel left the and I was staring at the sky through the clear in a fifth gear power

Tap it into sixth with the still at the stop and the front finds its way back to the ground. of the tuck, Buell’s always flack for the bulbous front end of the but when mated to the double windscreen on the racebike a full puts the rider in a cocoon of air—literally directing air over the and down the contours of the spine.

like these demand to be hard to get the most out of them and as I got comfortable with it I learned to my braking markers further and Nissin master cylinder a great amount of feedback, it incredibly easy to trailbrake into a corner with modulation of the lever. We’ve in the past on the standard 1125R and XB that trailbraking while was especially difficult as the bike’s rake and tire profile cause the upright tendencies, so than other bikes ridden.

Here, the lighter magnesium make a drastic difference in while the extra degree of helped reduce the tendency to itself. While on its side the components provided a firm but ride that held a and transmits feedback to the bars. It turns nicely as well, squatting tendencies under and keeping the front tracking you want to go.

Rounding the final of Road America for the last of my laps I contemplated staying out for a lap—it was that much fun to But not wanting to feel the backlash McGrath and the others in attendance I her in. There’s no doubt about it; is one quick motorcycle. My … clearly indicates that its advantage over the 600s it to launch out of corners, though top feels surprisingly on par with its competition.

Both of these were clearly demonstrated the Daytona Sportbike round at America. With three straights the Buell looked to a distinct advantage on paper, but races were won by 600cc However, each Buell jump past the competition each turn, especially out of the chicane, only to lose at the end of the straight.

You Make The Call The jury is out on the validity of the 1125R, but it’s too to erase Eslick’s and Buell’s from the history books. In the battle the company’s faced to credibility it seems the odds always be stacked against

So what do you think? Does the 1125R in Daytona Sportbike have an unfair advantage or are the running the bike geniuses for the rules in their favor? off below.

Buell 1125R Sport Bike
Buell 1125R Sport Bike
Buell 1125R Sport Bike
Buell 1125R Sport Bike

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