What it Feels Like to Ride Buell’s AMA Daytona SportBike 1125R — Riding…

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Buell 1125R Sport Bike

Aboard Buell’s 1125R built for AMA Pro Daytona SportBike

What makes a race a race bike?

Today’s sportbikes are seriously fast, and in cases more potent race bikes from a few years ago… so what a modern race bike apart? In the anything goes class, race machines are one-offs that far eclipse the of their street bike It takes a multi-million dollar to campaign a MotoGP team, but the edge engineering there trickles down to street

Though the $72,500 Ducati RR street bike is the first replica to come complete license plates, it’s small details like and exhaust technology that their way to production bikes.

In series like World and AMA Pro. race bikes are from production versions, modifications to parts like suspensions, and engines (not to tires), making them suited for track duty.

Racing is big business for motorcycle The success of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 by Mat Mladin in AMA Superbike, for instance, has sell lots of roadgoing motorcycles like the GSX-R1000 and .

How is the Buell 1125R AMA Pro Daytona different than the production

Every bike in the AMA Pro Daytona class must adhere to a specific set of rules (which can be by clicking this link .) The 1125R’s presence in the Daytona class has been highly since the twin-cylinder, 1,125cc competes primarily against displacement bikes like the R6. Triumph Daytona 675. and 848 (though Aprilia’s 1,000cc is also represented in the group.)

to the Buell 1125R race for the Geico RMR team include fiber bodywork, a slightly perimeter brake rotor and a braking system, an aluminum with a chain final (as opposed to the stock version’s drive ), a more robust and rear suspension, and a less exhaust system. The rear has been removed from the section. ditching the passenger for reduced weight.

A steering damper has been to reduce wobble, and geometry also make the front end of the lower. The engine is blueprinted, and cam valves, and compression ratio has changed, while additional comes from a programmable ECM An electric shifter with a GP has also been installed, and miscellaneous performance parts the components seen here and .

All of the race bike’s parts are to consumers through Buell, and it cost somewhere between and $40,000 to buy a stock 1125R and it to these race specs—for a turnkey AMA Superbike spec racer can be had for $39,995.

How does it feel to ride the 1125R Daytona SportBike bike?

First, the process of aboard a race bike is different than a standard bike. When it’s in the pits. a race bike is sitting on rear stand, the kickstand has been removed for savings. Tire heaters are to keep the rubber up to operating (the Daytona SportBike runs on spec Dunlop GPAs), and it takes a couple to roll the bike off the stand so the can hop aboard.

Right off the bat, important to note that the radius is compromised, due to a more steering lock setup; this fact could in an embarrassing (and costly) Another thing you don’t to forget is the backwards shifting that reverses the 1-down, pattern found on typical

The GP shift pattern and electric on the race bike requires engagement to get into first, but the of the upshifts can be performed clutchlessly. out of the pits, it takes conscious not to kick the shifter up for second I made that mistake, and the engine while accelerating the straight at the 4.048 mile America circuit in Lake Wisconsin.

Aside from the gaffe, the race bike’s came across with yet strangely sharper response the stock 1125R. Not surprisingly, the note on the race version with loud howl, but the of the smooth yet potent acceleration is unexpected.

Accelerating toward the turn—a fairly sharp the clutchless shifts produce instant power transfer produces strangely satisfying in the key of the engine’s tune. The waaah-brump-waaah takes so little time it makes the concept of a clutch superfluous.

Taking the first turn is anticlimactic; the bike leans with ease, thanks to its weight and more aggressive and there’s virtually no hesitation or of uncertainty as the 1125R finds its and settles in mid-corner. The only between my test bike and the raced by pros Danny and Michael Barnes was the Pirelli Supercorsa rubber, and my bike completely hunkered down as it The added leverage on the front also makes it feel planted, while the steering smoothens feedback. Upon power transfers effortlessly to the wheel, and the first thought consciously occurs is, “Wow, I have taken that quicker!”

But the bike’s acceleration is enough to make you think the instant shifts and more powerband have a way of compressing the of the track, especially when the upper registers of 140 mph. after turn, the 1125R confidence, and its eerie stability higher and higher entry

On the final turn towards the straight, high speed is with a hair-raising ride up the which is capped off with the exhilarating sensation of front lift at triple digit Heading back towards first turn, brakes off speed with a feeling of allowing for …-shifting deceleration. The process starts again, the bike inviting even rider involvement.


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