2003 Buell Firebolt XB9R

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2003 Buell Firebolt XB9R
2003 Buell Firebolt XB9R

– 2003 Buell Firebolt XB9R

Intuitive handling, tons of torque, and technology that makes a difference. That’s the Buell formula for the ultimate sportfighter-the Buell Firebolt XB9R, a motorcycle inspired by the racetrack but ready for the real world.

-All new fuel injected, 984 cc, 45-degree V-twin that delivers gargantuan torque over a wide RPM range. Short stroke configuration that allows a redline all the way up to 7500 RPM.
-New internal shifting mechanism for smoother shifting operation
-Frame as fuel tank – keeps the weight lower on the bike for improved handling
-Lightweight, multifunctional aluminum frame – its massive size and super rigid quality make for a tight ride, great responsiveness and flickability
-Swingarm as oil reservoir – allows for tight packaging and lower center of gravity
-Innovative Belt Drive that features an additional idler pulley, ensuring a constant path throughout the length of the belt – there is no lash in the transmission.
-Shortest wheelbase in the industry, 52 inches
-21-degree fork angle
-New ZTL (Zero Torsional Load) front brake system, composed of a giant 375mm inside-out brake rotor and a 6 piston caliper. This system both maximizes the stopping power and dramatically reduces unsprung weight.
-Optimized intake and exhaust for maximum mid-range torque
-Inverted fork
-Unique wheel technology providing low unsprung weight and great styling
-Lightweight Magnesium multifunctional front module
-Mass centralized muffler – the weight of the exhaust system remains as low and near the center of the bike as possible, resulting in intuitive responsiveness and handling
-New fan cooling system, Ram Air duty and larger cylinder head fins for superior engine cooling and improved performance.

 

Specifications:

2003 SPECIFICATIONS Firebolt XB9R®

ENGINE
Type Air-cooled, Four Stroke, 45º V-Twin
Displacement 984 cc
Bore and Stroke 3.5 x 3.125 in. (88.9 x 79.38 mm)
Compression Ratio 10 : 1
Valve Train OHV, two valves per cylinder
Valve Adjustment Self Adjusting
Fuel Delivery 45.0 mm downdraft DDFI Fuel Injection
Exhaust Free-breathing 2 into 1 collector
Intake Zero Resistance Air Box, Ram Air intake
Power (SAE J607) 92 hp @ 7200 rpm
Torque (SAE J607) 68 ft-lb @ 5500 rpm
Lubrication 2.5 qts. (2.3L)
Oil Filtration Screw-on disposable element

DRIVE TRAIN
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

CHASSIS
Frame Aluminum frame with Uniplanar powertrain vibration isolation system
Wheelbase 52.0 in.
Rake 21.0 degrees
Trail 3.3 in. (83.0 mm)
Front Suspension Showa® inverted fork with adjustable compression
damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Suspension Showa shock absorber with adjustable compression
damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Front Brake ZTL type brake, 375 mm stainless
steel floating rotor, six piston caliper
Rear Brake 240 mm stainless steel rotor, single piston floating caliper
Front Wheel 6-spoke cast, 3.5 x 17 Stardust Silver finish
Rear Wheel 6-spoke cast, 5.5 x 17 Stardust Silver finish
Front Tire Dunlop D207 FY 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Dunlop D207 U180/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.7 gal. (14.0 L)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 850.0 lbs. (386.0 kg)
Dry Weight 385.0 lbs. (175.0 kg)
Load Capacity 465.0 lbs. (211.0 kg)
Seat Height 30.5 in. (775.0 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.0 in. (127.0 mm)
Overall Length 75.75 in. (1924.0 mm)
Overall Width 30.25 in. (768.35 mm)
Overall Height 43.0 in. (1092.0 mm)

INSTRUMENTS
Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer, tripmeter, reserve tripmeter, clock,
low fuel light, engine check light, oil pressure warning light, high beam indicator,
turn signals and neutral.

ELECTRIC
Charging System 540-watt trident three phase AC alternator
Battery 12 volt, 12 amp-hour, SLA (Sealed Lead Acid)
Headlight 55/55 w, projector beam
Taillight 5 /21 Watts
Turn Signals Manual canceling

COLORS
Artic White/Blue, Artic White/Orange, Battle Blue

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