Buell Firebolt XB94 — Fast and furious

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Buell Firebolt XB9R

Fast and furious

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Just we were getting used to the of a water-cooled, four-valve, metric Erik Buell comes with his latest creation: a that uses its frame for a gas and its swingarm as an oil tank. Dubbed the this all-new Buell at a featherlike 385 pounds dry yet punches out 92 horsepower and 68 foot-pounds of torque. that Japan isn’t the place where high and low weight can come together.

is a radically different motorcycle, not for Harley and Buell, but for all of motorcycling. It what good riders known all along: raw horsepower is important than light good handling and lots of torque. With the XB9R, Buell claims to have a completely new category of motorcycle, he calls sportfighters. In his words, the balance of racetrack and real-world

Indeed, this could to be the most agile sport on earth.

Agility basically from three things: weight, frame rigidity and centralization. Buell has been these concepts for years but the puts the words into The steel frame has been by a beautiful, made-in-Italy cast box frame that is welded-up to as the gas tank. Yes, the frame is the stiffest ever made, but trickery also makes for a big zero loss airbox is ram-fed through a scoop on the side of the frame.

In keeping with this approach, the forward section of the contains the engine oil reservoir.

All of saves weight, but also the mass in the center of the machine. also the reasoning behind the front brake, a huge, inside-out disk that directly to the rim instead of the hub. braking force is transferred to the rim, the spokes can be made thinner and the whole wheel up weighing some six pounds than a conventional wheel.

Looking for any and every way to save gram of weight, the Buell without a drive belt No need for one, says since the newest Kevlar virtually not at all and an idler wheel the tension constant as well as driveline lash.

The XB9R is a little thing. The 52-inch is closer to a 125cc roadracer a 1000cc sportbike. With 21 of rake and 84mm of trail, the should turn-in quicker a jackrabbit. The Firebolt’s engine has moved forward to get 52% of the weight on the wheel.

This, too, should handling and provide a much front-end feel. True to tradition, the muffler sits the engine. (Buell openly the traditional approach of putting the exhaust components high and to the preferring to have them low and

Buell Firebolt XB9R

Speaking of the engine, the 984cc V-twin is no slacker. Equipped the a new VDO injection system with an more powerful microprocessor, the should be good for some 92 at 7200 rpm, with 68 of torque at 5500. Oversquare, a light flywheel, the motor is revvy!

Larger cooling lightened connecting rods, shift mechanism and a compensated make it so.

Why didn’t they put a V-Rod in there? Because the Sportster-based is smaller, lighter and less and it still makes plenty of that allows the Firebolt to up with Japan’s best. But about vibration? After there’s no counterbalancer here.

The XB the same mounting system in the very first Buell 15 ago. The engine hangs rubber mounts that the motor to buzz away transferring any of it to the frame. As you roll on the Buells are strangely smooth.

A glance at the XB reveals superb This is a long way from the kit of the first Buells. The Firebolt is a modern motorcycle ready to go with the best sportbikes in the both in performance and reliability.

They’ll be in dealerships this Better get your name on the

Buell Firebolt XB9R
Buell Firebolt XB9R
Buell Firebolt XB9R

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