Buell Firebolt XB9R And XB12R Super Streetbike

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Buell Firebolt XB12R


When the Buell XB9R hit the market in 2003 it was the of the industry. It was one part revolutionary, one history, but all together different. the technological front was the unique that also doubled as a gas That’s right, you fueled frame not the tank.

Continuing the trend, the swingarm carried the oil and a traditional hub-mounted rotor way to a perimeter-mounted unit. The giant Torsional Load (ZTL) rotor was mounted to the lip of the rim. defining feature (a trend started) was the mass centralized that exited under the

While the all-new motor was a for Buell, in no way was it as hi-tech as the rest of the In typical Buell fashion the new used a belt-drive system and a version of the Harley Davidson motor. That’s right, a pushrod, air cooled 45-degree powered the new XB9R.

Torque but hardly a high-RPM ripper, loved it, some hated it, but numbers were still with 92 HP at 7,200 RPM and 68 LB-FT at RPM. Though high quarter mile times stout, performance lagged 600cc sportbikes.

Recognizing the need for more Buell introduced the XB12R in A punched-up 1200cc version of the 9R, the brother pounded out 103 HP at 6,800 RPM and 84 at 6,000 RPM. The new big bruiser was for mid 11’s in the quarter and had enough to move a house.

As hotly as the Firebolt’s propulsion was its handling. swore by it, some swore at it, but correctly it was wicked fast. the industry’s shortest wheelbase of 52-inches with an ultra 21-degree fork angle led to interesting handling characteristics.

It was an companion on a twisty road if you had the to hold the bars, as the Firebolt had a to stand-up while kicked idiosyncrasy that was only while on the brakes.

Though in its following, Buell fans their Firebolts. Save for heat creeping off the back and a belt problem that was with a pulley upgrade on models, owners having but praise. Many examples proven reliable over miles and owners use them as tools, commuter rigs and warriors.

Most owners mark the of torque and deep exhaust as their favorite characteristics. As popular additions include and fueling upgrades as well as bits to bring out the inner

If you’re looking for a sportbike different from the rest and stump-pulling torque over power, a Buell Firebolt might be your rig. we mentioned used prices are affordable as well?


When the Firebolt hit showrooms in it was the talk of the town. Technoweenies the ZTL front brake, the short wheelbase, mass centralized oil in the swingarm and fuel in the frame. Muscle fans loved the 984cc, air-cooled, 45-degree V-twin that was good for 92 HP, 68 of torque and high 11’s in the

2004-Present XB12R

Recognizing Buell punched the Sporty to a full 1200cc. The result was 103 HP, a pounding 84 LB-FT of torque and mid at the strip. Though looks similar, the 12R always got the dope like the famous translucent wheels and matching windscreen.

Alberto Barrales

Age: 34

Year: 2003 XB9R

done: 1,200 so far this

Mods: Race Kit (ECM, and air filter)

Best upgrade: this beast of a bike.

Aspect: The way the V-twin looks, headlights, front brake, drive and the tons of torque bike has.

Miles 9,000

Mods: Race ECM and air filter, stainless steel lines, powdercoated levers and guards, carbon fiber air box tailpiece, fenders and belly pan

Upgrade: Exhaust. The sound is intoxicating plus good gains.

Favorite Aspect of The How it sounds and looks different most streetbikes.

L. A. Canfield


Model Year: 2004

Done: 15,000

Mods: Voodoo exhaust, Buell grips, Hyperpro springs and Buell race spring, of unnecessary street components.

Upgrade: The exhaust and EcmSpy it now rumbles down the road and better than stock.

Aspect: Just riding!

Moody **

Age: 22

Model Year: XB9R

Miles Done:

Mods: KN; air filter, Drummer EcmSpy, powdercoated wheels, tree, shifter, brake and rearsets

Best Upgrade: The exhaust. You can’t beat the and power and it’s by a down-to-earth

Favorite Aspect:_ It’s and doesn’t look like other sportbike out there._


Age: 19

Model 2006 XB9R

Miles 27,436

Buell Firebolt XB12R

Mods: Polished swing arm and upper triple powdercoated fairing/dash cluster pegs and boot guards, Shades yellow gradient High Luster Silver Coated headers, Lite-eyes 50W HID LED Wizard underglow lighting custom fabricated dual pipes that split the rear tire.

Best This is a hard one but I think I have to choose my custom pipes because they absolutely incredible, and when I by a group of people their drop when they see a with the deep growl of a

Favorite Aspect: The fact just different and it’s not too to see others cruising around on other than my dad.

Michael Herrenbruck

Age: 38

Year: 2005 XB9R

Done: 10,100

Mods: DD; KN; air filter, ASB right side and metal oil cap, Dark axle sliders and mirror offs, Buell frame LSL scalloped black pegs and CRG levers, EcmSpy

Best The CRG levers (less hand on track days) and the modified maps (better engine

Favorite Aspect: I have different than all the ‘other’

Miles Done: 22,800

Carbon fiber headlight air scoop and oil-cooler scoop, brake pads, Brembo brake mount (hides behind swingarm), scalloped brake, steel braided color matched and integrated license plate relocated, turn signals, smoked frame pucks, Pegasus protector, ’04 mirrors, wheels, breather reroute, Race Kit (ECM, muffler and KN; snorkel removed, XB12 air box

Upgrade:_ The Race Kit, goes without saying._

Aspect: The engineering.


Age: 39

Model Year: XB9R

Miles Done: 16,086

KN; air filter, breather reroute, can, open air box, exhaust, integrated LED taillight, rear LED signals, Garmin 550 GPS, Xoptiinside.com ECM tune, Gravity windscreen, Dual HID bulbs, translucent amber

Best Upgrade: I’d to say the HIDs because I can actually see at next to that it would to be the Micron exhaust.

Favorite Probably the trilogy of tech and the I get when I pull up, and shut her


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