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Updated: Buell To Produce Formula Xtreme/Thunderbike Racebikes For

Jan 23, 2006

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The Buell Firebolt XB-RR racebike.

Photo courtesy of Motorcycle Company.

Buell Company announced today at its dealer convention in Grapevine, that it plans to produce and 50 non-street-legal racebikes for privateer and dealership-based race teams the Firebolt XB-RR. And these not simply be Firebolts with the and turn signals removed at the

The Firebolt XB-RR is expected to over 150 horsepower and over 100 of torque at the crankshaft, to weigh 362 pounds dry, to have its be durable enough to race an season with only maintenance and be versatile enough to in several different classes AMA Formula Xtreme to American Racing Association (ASRA, known as Formula USA) and several other club and racing classes.

The bike come with Ohlins wind-tunnel developed carbon-fiber an eight-piston front brake developed specifically for the application by and more. In addition, every part on the bike, plus parts, will be available for to order out of a catalog at any Buell

Buell will back the XB-RR with parts and support at all AMA and most ASRA and with an expanded cash program.

A short production run of Firebolt will happen in February, and production is scheduled to begin in 2006. Suggested retail will be $30,995.

More the Buell Firebolt XB-RR, technical specifications and the story the bike, will appear in the 2006 issue of Roadracing Motorcycle Technology magazine, is now being printed.

More, a press release issued by Motorcycle Company:


Race-Use-Only Bike Brings Full Circle

EAST Wis. (January 23, 2006) Erik Buell and company full circle with the of the 2007 Buell XBRR, a production racing motorcycle exclusively for closed course A spiritual successor to Buell-s motorcycle, the 1983 RW750, the is poised to change the face of racing with a professional-level, production-based platform featuring racing technology and typical innovation.

-The XBRR the current culmination of Buell-s edge chassis technology and air-cooled V-Twin powertrain in a platform designed by and developed for racers,- said Erik Chairman and Chief Technical Buell Motorcycle Company.

For Erik Buell, the XBRR a return to his racing roots. As a privateer road racer in his career, Buell eventually his own race bikes for the AMA’s Formula 1 class. The RW750 was a race bike, and it became the official Buell motorcycle.

Two produced before the AMA discontinued the after 1985. Buell translated his race-bred design into a line of successful bikes leading up to the current XB

The Buell XBRR features a XB Thunderstorm 1339cc (103.6mm x 79.4mm …) air/oil-cooled motor rated at 150-hp at the crankshaft). The engine is fed by a dual-downdraft throttle-body electronic fuel system and a ram-air intake integrated with a new wind-tunnel carbon fiber fairing.

The is the first production Buell the 1988-89 RR1200 to feature a fairing. Its lightweight carbon integrates ducts for cooling of the and oil cooler. The fairing was extensively tunnel tested to improve and reduce drag.

The XBRR is the revolutionary XB design with and oil-in-the-swingarm, modified with a axle adjustment system and to allow gearing changes for race tracks. Suspension is managed by fully adjustable units, with 43mm forks and a remote-reservoir rear

A new ZTL2 (Zero Torsional eight-piston front caliper a standard XB front rotor outstanding braking performance, but less weight than designs. New XBRR six-spoke wheels weigh 33 percent than standard XB wheels.

include tachometer, indicator for shift, power on and low oil pressure. The features a unique Buell paint scheme.

Buell features:

1339cc (81.7 Thunderstorm Powertrain:

4.080 (103.6 mm) bore and 3.125 (79.4mm) …

12.5:1 ratio

Dual 62 mm down-draft throttle bodies

WAVE-analyzed and mass-centralized muffler

150+ engine horsepower at 8000 rpm SAE J607)

100 ft. lbs. peak torque at 6500 rpm (per SAE

Black 6-Spoke Cast Racing wheels:

Front: 3.5 (88.9mm) x 17 inch (431.8mm) with 120/70R-17 tire

5.5 inch (139.7mm) x 17 inch wheel with 190/55R-17

Buell ZTL2 reversed front brake with Nissin caliper

Ram Air system with full racing

Carbon fiber bodywork

Ohlins adjustable front with inverted forks

fully-adjustable rear suspension coil-over monoshock with reservoir

Buell XBRR

55-degree lean angle contact)

30.5-inch (775 mm) height

21-degree rake and (86 mm) trail

Cast-aluminum swingarm billet axle adjustment

Center position wheelbase inches (1341 mm)

Range 51.8 — 53.8 (1315 mm — 1367 mm)

Racing paint scheme

To eligibility in a wide variety of classes, an engine modification kit be available to help conform the to a wide range of class

Buell will produce 50 motorcycles with a short run in late February and the balance in April. U.S. MSRP is

It is illegal for anyone to ride motorcycle on public roads. The XBRR motorcycle does not NHTSA or EPA regulations for on road This motorcycle may only be on closed courses. We reserve the to discontinue models or change at any time without incurring Vehicle and accessory specifications may from country to country on local laws.

Some and accessories are not available in certain Be aware that many prohibit the importation, registration use of vehicles and accessories not built to countries specifications. Check your local dealer for

Buell Motorcycle Company, a of Harley-Davidson, Inc. produces motorcycles, motorcycle parts, and apparel. To learn more Buell motorcycles, visit local Buell dealer and experience the pure streetfighter style and performance only on board a Buell. Pull www.buell.com for the Buell dealer you.

More, from another release issued by Buell Company:


More than $700,000 in Contingencies Posted for Privateer Racers aboard XB and XBRR

EAST TROY, Wis. 23, 2006) — Buell Company recently announced an racing support program for with more than posted in cash contingencies for racers competing in a variety of and regional race series and classes aboard XB models and the production racing motorcycle.

committed to supporting our dealer and teams through this program and trackside support at events,- said Erik Chairman and Chief Technical of Buell Motorcycle Company. -I the days of scraping and scrounging and crazy hours as a privateer This program will our racers achieve their and seeing them succeed is a thrill to all of us at Buell.-

The contingency will reward Buell competing on the 2007 XBRR and or newer XB model motorcycles in the series and classes: American Association (AMA) Formula class; American Sportbike Association (ASRA) Thunderbike and classes; Western Eastern Association (WERA) Formula 1 Challenge Sprints; American of Motorcyclists (AFM) Formula Expert and Formula 4 Expert Willow Springs Motorcycle (WSMC) BOTT Heavyweight and BOTT Middleweight Expert Washington Motorcycle Road Association (WMRRA) Formula Expert class; and Championship Cup (CCS), SuperTwins Expert and Expert and Amateur classes.

Complete details of the 2006 contingency program, including the registration form, are available at in the Racing Support Section. The begins with races on or February 1, 2006.

Buell Company, a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson, produces sport motorcycles, parts, accessories and apparel. To more about Buell visit your local dealer today and experience the streetfighter attitude, style and only found on board a Pull into www.buell.com for the dealer nearest you.


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