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2003 Buell Blast
2003 Buell Blast

– 2003 Buell Blast

The Blast™ is a responsive, easy to handle, affordable motorcycle that provides a unique experience of sight (distinctive style), sound (throaty thumper sound of Buell® single cylinder engine) and feel (a fun, confidence inspiring experience).

Key characteristics of the Blast™ motorcycle

-Torquey 492cc air cooled, four stroke, single cylinder engine
-Extremely low seat height (27.5-inch or even 25.5-inch with low profile seat option)
-Low weight (360 lbs. dry)
-Easy maintenance
-Easy to operate
-Intuitive handling/agility
-320mm front brake rotor with dual piston floating caliper




Type Air-cooled, Four Stroke, Single Cylinder
Displacement 492 cc
Bore and Stroke 3.5 x 3.125 in. (88.9 x 79.4 mm)
Compression Ratio 9.2 : 1
Valve Train OHV, two valves per cylinder, hydraulic adjusters
Valve Adjustment Self Adjusting
Fuel Delivery 40.0 mm Keihin™ carburetor with auto fuel enrichner system
Exhaust Tuned tri-pass resonance chamber
Air Cleaner Tuned velocity expansion chamber
Horsepower 34 HP @ 6500 rpm
Torque 30 ft-lbs @ 5500 rpm
Lubrication 2.0 qts. (1.893L)
Oil Filtration Screw-on disposable element

Transmission Five-speed, constant mesh
Ratios (1) 2.69, (2) 1.85, (3) 1.43, (4) 1.18, (5) 1.00
Primary Drive Triplex chain; 1.68 : 1
Clutch Wet, multiplate
Final Drive Kevlar® belt; ratio 2.96: 1

Frame Wide beam HSLA steel backbone frame with built-in oil reservoir;
Uniplanar powertrain vibration isolation system; Titanium color finish
Wheelbase 55.3 in. (140.5 cm)
Rake 25.0 degrees
Trail 3.4 in. (8.64 cm)
Front Suspension Showa conventional 37.0 mm forks
Rear Suspension Showa non-adjustable gas charged compression shock
Front Brake Dual piston floating caliper,
320.0 mm stainless steel rotor
Rear Brake Single piston caliper, 220.0 mm stainless steel rotor
Front Wheel 5-spoke cast, 2.50 x 16 Stardust Silver finish
Rear Wheel 5-spoke cast, 2.75 x 16 Stardust Silver finish
Front Tire Dunlop 100 / 80 – 16 50s K330 series bias-belted
Rear Tire Dunlop 120 / 80 – 16 60s K330 series bias-belted
Fuel Tank Capacity 2.8 gal. (10.6 L)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 780.0 lbs. (353.8 kg)
Dry Weight 360.0 lbs. (163.3 kg)
Load Capacity 400.0 lbs. (181.4 kg)
Seat Height
Standard 27.5 in. (69.9 cm)
Low Profile 25.5 in. (64.8 cm)
Ground Clearance 5.31 in. (13.5 cm)

Electronic speedometer with LED odometer and tripmeter, built-in LED indicator
lamps for low oil pressure, high beam, turn signals, and neutral.

Charging System 297-watt AC alternator, solid state regulator/rectifier
Battery 12 volt, 12 amp-hour, SLA (Sealed Lead Acid)
Headlight Sealed Beam
Taillight 5 v/21 Watts
Turn Signals Manual canceling 12 v/10 Watts

Sunset Orange, Midnight Black, Sunfire Yellow

Two seat heights : Standard (27.5 in.) or Low profile (25.5 in.)

Reduced effort clutch with shorter reach lever
Fully adjustable shift pedal enables for personalized fit
Molded – in color body panels-resist dents/chips, most scratches easily buff out
Flexible turn signals – resist damage
Under seat storage

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