Buell M2 Cyclone Motorcycle

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Buell M2 Cyclone

The Buell M2 Cyclone is my favorite Motorcycle. I bought this Buell Cyclone in 2010 after I found out the Buell Company had been shut by its corporate parent, Harley-Davidson. a little info on what a motorcycle is and why they’ve stopped them, and then the story of my and what you should look for if you to buy a Buell M2 Cyclone.

Erik was an engineer at Harley-Davidson from to 1982, where he worked a of things, including the FXR frame, some people consider the Harley-Davidson Big Twin ever of its sturdy, great-handling frame. my FXLR Low Rider Here ) Buell went into for himself, developing race based on the 750cc square-four Barton engine. Eventually, made a deal with to manufacture sportbikes based on engines, and the Sportster-engined Buells born.

Buell motorcycles somewhat of an oddity in the motorcycle as they did a lot of things very but couldn’t match the power of the superbikes. The Harley guys want them because weren’t cruisers, and the sportbike didn’t want them they weren’t powerful

Erik Buell was well of this and did the best he could the circumstances for over 20 years he finally got Harley-Davidson to agree to let him use a engine in Buell Motorcycles. The was the Buell 1125R, which won the AMA SportBike Championship in 2009, after which Harley-Davidson Buell Motorcycles down and auctioned everything off.

It’s really sad that Buell finally got to build the he had dreamed of for 25 years, and they put him out of I suppose you could blame demand and the recession as much as but it’s a sad story no matter who you Erik Buell formed Buell Racing in 2009, produces race-only versions of the 1125R motorcycle as well as for the bikes.

From the beginning, Buell established 3 design which are evident in all of his motorcycles. are:

1) Mass Centralization

2) Low Weight

3) Chassis Rigidity

a video I made to show good about the Buell M2 motorcycle. Read on below the to learn more specific about this bike.

I a 1200-Sportster-engined Buell in 1996 and it was a neat bike to ride, but it underpowered compared to the Suzuki I was used to. In 1996, the Buell was a stock 1200 Sportster with a more efficient and exhaust system, evident in the big air cleaner (I actually like it and am it on the bike) and the huge muffler. I had purchased an 883 Sportster for commuting, so I in the market for a new bike anyway.

Years went by, life got complicated, and I bought and sold a lot of motorcycles (Links to most of are at the top of this page under the 14 years go by, I’m over 40, and thinking about getting a sporty standard motorcycle. a Ducati Monster or Triumph Triple.

All of my other bikes are fun to fast, but none of them are good at it.

I test drove a XB1200 at Bartels Harley-Davidson, but 6 foot 1, and the riding position was way too and uncomfortable for my body because the is such a small motorcycle. I hear that Buell has gone out of business, and that are giving bikes away.

I don’t fit on the newer Buells maybe the Ulysses), and I love the old Sportster engines because are reliable, super-low-maintenance, and easy to on, and I know engine parts be cheap and easy to find if breaks, I decide to look for a Buell. I ended up buying the one I looked at, a 2001 M2 Cyclone in condition with 15,000 on it for $2,800, which is a lot cheaper a similar-condition Ducati or Triumph.

In my the Cyclone is the best Buell Of course, by that I mean best for my body and the kind of I like to do. Why?

The tube-framed motorcycles like mine produced from 1997-2002. best to get the newest one possible, or later to get the best engine. is a 2001 Buell M2 Cyclone. and earlier Cyclones didn’t with a tachometer, and there some motor mount on early models as well.

Buell offered 3 different of Sportster-powered bikes during time. The S1 Lightning was the sporty Buell, with a tiny high foot pegs and a sparse look. I think it is the of the tubers. The S3 and S3T Buell Thunderbolt was the model, with a fairing and hard saddlebags. It was heavier the others, and built for touring.

In the of the lineup, between sporty and was the Buell M2 Cyclone. It was a … with a little tiny no luggage, and the most comfortable seat I’ve ever sat on. what I like about it.

I preface this by saying folks refer to the Cyclone as The Old Sportbike. The Buell M2 Cyclone has perfect for commuting and long riding in the canyons without neck, back, … and pain at the end of the day. The seat is and just the right softness to all day long.

The foot pegs are than the Lightning’s so my knees are in a bend. The handlebars are high to be comfortable, with a slight lean. In short, the riding is classic sport-standard style, is what I grew up riding.

Now on to the technical details.

Buell M2 Cyclone

My Buell M2 has a carbureted Thunderstorm 1200 engine, which makes 91 HP at RPM and 85 ft/lbs of torque at 4900 Those are the factory figures. numbers are probably a little

The 2000-2002 Buell Cyclone are more powerful and quicker-revving previous year models due to the heads (added in 1999) and the flywheel (added in 2000). The Sportster engine uses the 1200 Sportster cam, so a could pep it up with a bigger

One thing I love about engines is the low maintenance and reliability. For what’s the valve adjustment on your motorcycle, and how much it cost? On the Evolution Sportster and Big engines, you never have to the valves because they use hydraulic lifters. You just the oil and check the primary chain every 5,000 miles.

here to go to my instructional page on how to the primary chain on a Harley-Davidson engine. If you don’t like the primary chain, you can install an primary chain adjuster. makes a Screamin’ Eagle primary chain adjuster, or you can go a Hayden M6 primary chain It’s easy enough to on the primary on a Sportster engine, so I use the adjuster on mine.

Another low-maintenance item is the final drive belt. My 883 had 43,000 miles on its belt I sold it, and it was working fine. heard they can go 100,000

That’s much better a chain, and lighter and lower than a driveshaft. Calculate it would cost to maintain the over 100,000 miles, and it to a Ducati Monster (Desmo belts, chains, sprockets, and you’ll see why I like the Buell.

The M2 Cyclone has a dry weight of 435 pounds, and weight is as low and central as possible, out by the narrowness of the top end of the Sportster engine and the of the muffler and rear shock and spring underneath the engine. is 55 inches, and the Cyclone handles a sporty standard motorcycle, stable in the turns, and plenty of across the power band, so no need to rev it high.

It definitely bigger than the newer Buells, which is a good for me. I like a bike that can twisty roads and is also comfortable and stable on the freeway. The M2 has a 5-gallon gas tank, which I is great.

If he wanted to make the lighter to impress motojournalists and riders, he could have put a smaller tank on it, but this was designed to work in the real and 5 gallons of gas in the tank means you can go 180 to 200 between fill-ups, which is In all-around commuting riding, I get 40 per gallon. It goes onto after 3.3 gallons have used.

The engine rubber-mounting system great at speeds above RPM, and the Buell M2 Cyclone is has vibration on the freeway than a big four. It is completely smooth. and rear suspension are adjustable to your riding style.

shocks are adjustable for preload and damping. Rear shock is for preload and compression damping. bike does everything and it is usually my first choice I’m deciding which one of my to ride, no matter where going.

I like it just the way it is and plan to do any hot-rodding of the engine or to the look of the bike. Here are a few pictures of my Buell M2 Cyclone

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