Buell 1125R

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Buell 1125R

May 23, 2008 in 2008 Bike Tests | 0

Words: Brad Puetz

Brad Puetz – Static

Michael Pham – Action

of you who may have read my last on the Piaggio MP3 may remember me saying for my test I may need something a raw and frightening to restore my manlihood. ask and you shall receive. The Buell is about as far as one can go from an Italian

Fire up the Buell and car alarms going off and the neighborhood dogs barking. If the neighbors were to think I’ve gone a soft riding scooters town, the Buell should gone a long way to displacing myth.

My only previous on a Buell motorcycle was last at the intro ride of the Buell I really had no idea what to of such a vastly different than I am accustomed to riding but away from the intro a newfound respect for the Buell I was very impressed with the but, like so many felt the motor let the bike

Well, it seems like has finally built the bike we all been waiting for them to For years people have commenting how great the Buells now if only it had a serious motor. seems to have addressed the complaint with the all new 1125R.

The 1125R features an all-new V-twin developed specifically for the by BRP-Rotax. The Buell puts out and 82ft/lbs of torque. Keeping newfound horsepower in check is new “Intuitive Response Chassis” with massive, rigid spars that double as the reservoir.

I was definitely looking forward to every ounce of that down to the rear wheel at the track day put on by Fastrack Riders at Club Speedway in Fontana. but I would get to see how the Buell performed on the

The styling of the new Buell will turn some heads. it’s the loud rumble of the or the unique exhaust and fairing it stands out in the crowd. I think a good looking motorcycle but was by just how many compliments I on the Buell’s styling while around southern California. comments were made the massive air intakes and how short the looks.

Styling of the hand could be much better as the switches on the Buell look out of 1970 and take away the overall appeal of the bike.

on the 1125R and firing up the motor you know you’ve got something your legs. A nice is emitted and you can feel the bike The Buell felt a little when first sitting on it, or it just felt domestic and I’m to foreign. Either way I guess was to be expected considering I just the last 2 weeks on a three-wheeled

After a few miles I soon accustomed to the slightly awkward of the wide motor and fairing. The on the Buell is huge! I had no problem my body behind the windscreen unlike most sportbikes on the wind protection was not a problem.

The gas cap on the Buell is unlike most caps on modern sportbikes flip open on a hinge and attached to the tank. The Buell gas cap to be removed from the tank I found could be a bit of a hassle as you always having to find a place to set the gas cap down while

There will be less stops to stretch out the legs and while riding the Buell. most modern sportbike Buell seems to have put comfort somewhere near the top of the sheet. The Buell is comfortable for long rides and won’t you walking like the guy 2nd from the on the evolutionary chart when you get off the

The best part of the Buell on the street has to be the motor. The Rotax is an absolute riot on public Twins are just plain fun to as the gobs of torque prove addicting.

Exiting corners almost automatic, grab a of throttle and loft the front the air with a complete lack of Being primarily a racer I get a chance to ride on the street too but motorcycles like the Buell have me giggling inside my as I fall absolutely back in with street riding. the Buell from intersections seemed to lose it’s the linear, manageable power a thing of beauty.

The engine a fair amount of heat but was bearable.

My opening laps at the Riders trackday were a bit to be honest as the Buell was taking me a longer than normal to get with on the track. The midsection of the is quite wide and I was having trouble with side to movement. The motor on the 1125R sticks out quite far and I found missing downshifts as my foot hit the side of the motor instead of down squarely on the shifter.

Shift action itself on the was quite good and had a positive you did have to make sure to be and fully shut the throttle making full speed or it would be a little tough to get in I am used to running a quick-shifter so it takes me a few laps to remember to the throttle while making power upshifts.

The other I was having that hindered lap was the lack of feel and progression the brakes. The Buell features a rim-mounted rotor with an caliper ZTL2 front which was developed for the XBRR bike. Grabbing on the binders was not much initial bite, but the braking power did come in it was abrupt.

This made braking very hard and I was not to hold the brakes as far into the while leaned over as I normally like to; the abruptness was too upsetting on the front wheel. was also a very loud throughout the day coming from the

While feel at the lever what I was hoping for, the of the bike was totally composed hard on the brakes. The Buell a new HVA (Hydraulic Vacuum Assist) that uses engine to provide a slipper effect the engine is downshifted. There are hard braking areas at where I was able to put the system to use and I was impressed with the 1125R’s when grabbing hard and never encountered any chatter the rear.

There was some slight pogo when rolling the into corners and on exit as especially in and out of the tight turn right hander. I played with fork settings all day but was able to fully solve the leaving the set-up on the Buell a too soft for my liking; bobbing head on corner entry and

Buell XBRR

Things out back felt more solid and the rear did a good job on the track with no oscillation even when the got hot after a long session. the Buell does not feel heavy it does feel a bit and it takes some effort in the stuff. The Buell’s wide makes it slightly more to move around on in the tight

Once settled in the corner the 1125R was … stable and had I would almost call a feel while on it’s You feel such confidence in the while leaned over it like nothing could the bike. Ground clearance was and I never had any problems with any parts touching down.

The 1125R does not use a steering but I think it could benefit one. While the 1125R is not sketchy it dig wag the bars all the way down the and through the fast kink the back straight. It never got to the of a tank slapper but it did have me the … cheeks on a few occasions and I like a damper for the added

The motor that was so much fun on the was also quite capable on the After spending a few laps acquainted with riding a at Fontana the lap times started to down. Gear selection is different than most of the fours and I found you can carry a higher in some corners and let the torque out, the engine up quickly.

The grunt out of tight was good but the Buell suffered in line speed on the longer at Fontana. I was wringing the neck of the coming onto the banking but found myself getting down Fontana’s long by race prepped 600′s. The fuel injection system dual downdraft 61mm bodies; while not the smoothest injection system rolling on the street, it worked fine running a quicker pace on the

The low-maintenance belt drive the power down very with no feeling of driveline

The Buell 1125R came with Pirelli Diablo III tires. The feel from the was great and grip was predictable. I was able to find the limit of the but it actually made riding the more fun.

The slides very controlled and with the smooth power delivery I was nice darkies lap after lap on exit.

Normally the highlight of any test for me is getting on the track this may be the one time I looked forward to riding on the street. is not to say the Buell was not capable on the track, just that burning up the with the intoxicating Rotax was making even the boring to work seem suddenly

The Buell 1125R may not be the most motorcycle or perform great in all however it was one of the motorcycles I missed the when I had to give it back. it would not be my first choice for a bike, the sheer fun factor the delivers on the street make a motorcycle I would definitely be to have in my garage.

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