Buell 1125CR — Road test review — Road Tests: First Rides — Visordown

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Buell 1125 CR

Buell 1125CR — test review

I don’t understand Buell, infact convinced no-one does. The they produce are genuinely and when I hear rumour of a new I have absolutely no idea it’s going to have the in the mudguard, or if the engine’s going to be on the pillion seat.

Buell are striving to be radical, but — a bit your mate who turns up to a dress party looking he’s just walked off the set of Wars they always to try just that little bit too And therefore you spend most of evening trying to avoid

Buell’s first proper was a great example of this; ditched Harley-Davidson engines in of Rotax engines, they the fuel in the frame, went for one rim-mounted brake disc and chains for belt drive. And yet all this off-the-wall thinking, forgot to produce a superbike a genuine contender for Ducati, and KTM.

So here we have the Essentially it’s a stripped 1125R, no engine mounted on the seat, no fuel in the front CR stands for Café Racer and Buell’s take on an classic Front on it has the same brutal, stance of Suzuki’s B-King, but on it ceases to look intimidating. — like the kid at school who bottle top glasses and never got to play football — I of felt sorry for it.

The 1125CR’s lines don’t and unlike café racers of old it neither savage nor suave. It be good to ride.

Firing up the the 72-degree V-Twin lumps life, slightly hesitant, it like a blunt hacksaw if, me, you try and ride it the moment you fire it up. It tolerate being ridden cold. Sat on the bike, you immediately the reach to the bars, low and long, the bites when the lever is fully out, which is at first, especially when you go nothing to dialling in that 1125CR lump, almost in one go.

town, the 1125CR is well-suited to the up traffic on the daily grind. The is strong, although fuelling at the end feels slightly lean; the is a touch jerky when trying to dial in precise and amounts of low-end revs, but the clutch softens up the slight of the new fuel map.

Buell changed the final drive of the to 8% lower than the 1125R, so the monstrously capable engine is now more eager to churn its way the gears. Although below in the first two gears, the engine’s not but once you clear past there’s almost no stopping it. town, you’d think be happy sitting in 2nd and 3rd all day but you do have to around the gearbox to get the best it.

There were a couple of niggles that became after a 10 mile commute; the lock isn’t good I had to do a bit of shuffling back and forward to me slide through the grid-locked down Embankment. The mirrors out just too far, and I know you say I should be more careful my way through gaps, but despite my I never clipped anyone but the is always in the back of your

The fact is, the mirrors are pretty useless; everything behind you like it was sketched with by a 5 year-old. And lastly, the riding puts too much weight on the not helped by the fact the clip-ons actually clip-ons at all, a one-piece bar and therefore, not adjustable for Their angle is too acute and by scientific guesstimate — need to sit about 10 degrees out.

If Erik Buell had his humans would have to suit his handlebar design, but as we haven’t.

So in town, the 1125CR some good points, so I it in the direction of Dorset and clicked up a blast to Lyme Regis to see it thought of the fast A-roads and coated country lanes.

Sat on the motorway, the first thing you about a bike is its natural speed, the speed where the happy and you’re happy. different for everyone, but for me, the 1125CR to sit at 76mph. That’s quite really.

The engine’s on the first of its torque ladder at 4000rpm plenty of steps to go before its at 8000rpm. The digital dash me know I’m getting I ramp up the pace to 90mph and it doesn’t feel right, the deflects off the fly-screen straight at my the miles per gallon plummet to 37 and the experience becomes slightly

The 1125CR will sit at 85mph a bit of compromise. A mile-muncher this is but if you’re happy to push on at a speed, the only thing you back will be a numb after 60 miles.

What me was the mpg the 1125cc motor returns. 100 miles of motorway and fast the average mpg was 48. That’s a bit sensible for a isn’t it?

Buell 1125 CR

Just as I got to the B3165, a country challenge, the heavens and the mist descended. Never I ridden so slowly as I tip-toed my way to Lyme Regis, doing my to make progress while the eager motor at bay. the slightest bit of over-banding, broken or cow … the rear wheel up, probably not the adrenaline producing Buell’s designers were of when they penned bike.

I let a couple of psi out of the tyres to try and get a bit more and feedback from the 1125R while a touch better, I about as confident as I did the first I went ice-skating.

In all honestly, the I endured for the last 15 miles of my down was more suited to than motorcycling and I was just to get to a warm BB and forget about the bike until the following

I headed out early on Saturday to the OAPs dawdling along roads at 25mph and I was lucky the weather, dry and sunny. In these and free from the burden of a rucksack I could really tap the 1125CR.

It’s not as easy to as some of its rivals, like the Street Triple or Aprilia but it’s a rewarding bike to On dry roads, you can make the most of massive 375mm disc and brake combo the feedback is you can feel and judge the effect of mm of pressure at the lever. Once you get the of the motor, you can really use it to its full and potential.

It’s happy short through the box as long as you’ve 4000rpm, but you can wring it out throughout 3rd and 4th and it just wants more. In bends it felt stable, but I was getting on the gas early, the 1125CR let you about it, with a slight I had the same feeling from the and was assured that my 10-stone was a few curries short of the optimal for the standard setup.

If you want a for once a week back-lane the 1125CR will appeal. It has the of a hooligan tool and love to in the first 3 gears. Small in the road become take-off and on an empty tank, the front-wheel surge skyward with ferocity.

I’d change a of things on the standard 1125CR to it a better bike for weekend Firstly fit a slightly taller to ease the wind-blast, ditch the Diablo Corsa III tyres for better suited to the torque-happy like Dunlop’s Qualifier II, I have no doubt would the suspension keep the 1125CR in-touch with the road. I’d fit some Stomp-Grip pads; the tank is very and it’s hard work purchase on it when you’re left to right down a country road.

The 1125CR is packed with the heart of which is its fantastic it’s a huge step on for when you compare it to the older models. All the time I was riding the its minor flaws meant I had to about my riding to get the best the bike. It’s not often you off a bike knackered, wind-blasted but at the bit to get out there again and the 1125CR is one of bikes.

I still don’t this bike or quite Buell are going with range in general, but that’s no bad You wouldn’t buy this bike your head and pure-logic, but that for when you’re something soulless, like a machine..

Buell 1125 CR
Buell 1125 CR
Buell 1125 CR
Buell 1125 CR

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