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– 2004 Buell Blast
2004 Buell Blast
By adhering to the same engineering principles applied to every other Buell, the lightweight Blast® takes every turn with surprising agility. As a willing participant in shaking things up, the Blast makes snaking through city traffic, ripping through the twisties or cheating for a parking spot downtown that much more interesting.
Available in your choice of two seat heights, straddling the Blast is a cinch. It’s just a short reach to the bars and the footpegs are exactly where you’d expect them to be.
At its center is Milwaukee’s very own 492cc single-cylinder thumper. The power delivery is smooth and broad. No surprises here. Just plenty of usable torque that reduces the need to shift in mid-turn. The Blast was engineered to build confidence. And as the mile markers pass and the curves begin to unwind, that’s exactly what it’ll do.
2004 Buell Blast – Specifications
MSRP: Please see dealer for pricing
Standard 27.5 in. (699 mm)
Low Profile 25.5 in. (648 mm)
Rake 25 degrees
Trail 3.4 in. (86 mm)
Wheelbase 55.0 in. (1397 mm)
Front Tire 100/80 – 16 50 s K330 A series bias-belted
Rear Tire 120/80 – 16 60 s K330 A series bias-belted
Fuel Capacity 2.8 gal. (10.6 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity .55 gal. (2.1 L)
MPG – EPA Urban/Highway Test2 69/72.8 mpg (3.4/3.2 L/100 Km)
Dry Weight 360 lbs. (163 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 780 lbs. (354 kg)
Load Capacity 390 lbs. (177 kg)
Engine Air-cooled, Four-Stroke, Single Cylinder
Valve Train OHV, two valves,
hydraulic adjusters, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke 3.500 x 3.125 in. (88.90 x 79.38 mm)
Displacement 492 cc (30.0 ci)
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel Delivery 40 mm Keihin™ carburetor with
auto fuel enrichner system
Air Cleaner Tuned velocity expansion chamber
Exhaust System Tuned tri-pass resonance chamber
Torque (North America PER SAE J607) 30 ft-lbs @ 3200 rpm
Horsepower (North America PER SAE J607) 34 Crank HP @ 6500 rpm
Lubrication 2 qts. (1.893 L)
Oil Filtration Screw-on disposable element
Primary Drive Chain; 1.676:1 (57/34)
Final Drive3 Kevlar® belt; ratio 2.963:1 (80/27)
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission Five-speed, constant mesh
Frame Wide beam HSLA steel backbone frame w/ built-in
oil reservoir; Uniplanar® powertrain vibration
isolation system; Titanium color finish
Front Fork Showa conventional 37.0 mm forks
Rear Shock Showa non-adjustable gas charged
Front 5-spoke cast, 2.50 x 16, Stardust Silver finish
Rear 5-spoke cast, 2.75 x 16, Stardust Silver finish
Front Dual-piston, floating caliper,
320 mm stainless steel rotor
Rear Single, piston floating caliper,
220 mm stainless steel rotor
Battery 12 amp-hour, SLA (Sealed Lead Acid)
Charging 297-watt AC alternator,
solid state regulator/rectifier
Lights: (as per country regulation)
Headlight Sealed Beam
Tail/stop lights 5/21 Watts
Turn signal lights (manual canceling) 10 Watts
Instruments Electronic speedometer with LED odometer
and tripmeter, built-in LED indicator lamps
for low oil pressure, high beam, turn signals, and neutral.
Clutch Reduced effort clutch with shorter reach lever
Shift Pedal Fully adjustable shift pedal enables personalized fit
Body Panels Molded-in-color body panels – resist dents/chips,
most scratches easily buff out
Turn Signals Flexible, resist damage
Under seat storage Yes
Midnight Black, Sunset Orange
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
1Specifications for non-U.S. markets might differ. Buell reserves the right to discontinue models
or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligations. Vehicle specifications
may vary from country to country depending on local laws, and some models are not available
in certain countries.
2Based on tests conducted under lab conditions per U.S. E.P.A. test procedures. Mileage will vary
depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length and vehicle condition.
3KEVLAR is a trademark of its respective owner.
3Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.