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Buell 1125 R

Magpul Ronin: Buell of the future

Dissatisfied not only the disappointing reality of the Buell but also the company’s untimely Colorado-based Magpul has taken into its own hands and evolved the into the visually stunning, motorcycle they always it could be. The Magpul Ronin the 1125R’s bodywork and front replacing them with a set up and an integrated subframe, tailpiece and cover. The changes aren’t visual, but are designed to improve the and drop 50lbs from the wet too.

“We liked what Buell was doing – thinking of convention

– but he was so function driven in his that it left a lot to be

desired from an industrial standpoint,” says Michael one

of Magpul’s co-owners.

But what does Magpul. a firearms manufacturer, have talking

and making motorcycles? “We’re a and manufacturing house,

not just a gun

They’re also motorcyclists, and others

at the company were excited when they Buell would finally

a water-cooled superbike, but disappointed it looked and

worked the way it did. Cut to year and Grady Barfoot Project M85 entered the picture. shared a similar

The most obvious alteration is the fork and its front-mounted

radiator. Not were the stock side-mounted hideously ugly,

but they also inefficient, requiring to bend 90 degrees to

both and exit. The new radiator is considerably yet

far more efficient at cooling as now directly opposed to airflow

and from the radiant heat of the Mounting it on the fork

does it into unsprung weight, isn’t an ideal engineering

but the location of the 1125R’s front in relation

to the engine leaves no for a traditional radiator mounted on the

front of the engine.

Due to the nature of forks, unsprung weight is always going to increase in to telescopic items, there’s more mass below the and this affects the Ronin Even with the addition of the the entire front end weighs the as the stock setup and Magpul they’ve experimented with placement both on and off the forks and was virtually no effect to the dynamics.

The does brings mechanical that overcome the negative of unsprung weight, the design the

leverage ratio acting on the suspension component: a Penske

That eliminates stiction, to a smoother action.

Magpul has also taken the to add 13mm of trail to the fork,

otherwise follows stock That brings the front end in line with current convention, improving steering

The radiator hoses pass the girders and under the steering

but have been positioned so as not to the steering.

“We wanted to eliminate that was up and in front of the

rider’s says Michael of the new cockpit. On top of all is a

new cast aluminum handlebar and yoke with a dinky

speedometer and the ignition integrated it. Michael bemoans the

loss of the tachometer, but is looking at race-style LED

indicators to replace it. The aluminum handlebars can be easily

the 1125R uses a fuel-in-frame the “tank” is actually a

carbon airbox cover that now two ram-air intakes on its

leading These have been from in front of the engine,

The created by the new bodywork works in with the

rearward-pointing triangle of the and swingarm to radically direct

the emphasis of the Ronin forward to the girder fork.

The 146bhp v-twin — unaltered – is also and combines with

the angularity of the body and frame to a look that evokes

function to replace the Buell’s awkwardness.

The Ronin is currently a prototype and Magpul’s first toe in

Buell 1125 R


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