2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R

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2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R
2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R

2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R
2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R

2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R
2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R

2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R
2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R

2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R
2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R

 

– 2006 Buell Firebolt XB9R

2006 Buell Firebolt® XB9R Overview

The Buell Firebolt XB9R is a frisky middleweight ready to eat up the road. The quick-revving Thunderstorm 984 V-Twin delivers 92 horsepower and 70 ft. lbs. of torque in a smooth, broad power- band for a powerful drive out of the turns. It is available in Sunfire Yellow with Sky White wheels and a Fluid Silver frame.

Buell Firebolt XB9R features:

Buell Thunderstorm 984 fuel-injected air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
92 peak hp, 70 ft. lbs. peak torque
New transmission design
New Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
New lighter, stiffer swingarm design
New air intake location
Fuel-in-frame, oil-in-swingarm
New 43mm fully adjustable Showa upside-down fork
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
Buell ZTL front brake
Dropped handlebars
Fairing with projector-beam headlights and clear windscreen

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS (US Imperial):

MSRP (USD)
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (1) $8,895

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 76.2 in
Overall Height without mirrors 43.3 in
Seat Height
Laden (2) 30.5 in
Width 28.2 in
Ground Clearance 4.35 in
Rake
Steering Head 21º
Fork Angle 21º
Trail 3.3 in
Wheelbase 51.9 in
Fuel Capacity 3.82 gal
Fuel Capacity, DDFI – Low Fuel Indicator Light 0.75 gal
Oil Capacity 2.5 qts
Primary Fluid Capacity 1 qts
Weight
Dry Weight 385 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 850 lbs
Load Carrying Capacity 398 lbs

ENGINE
Engine Thunderstorm® 984cc Air/Oil/fan-cooled, four-stroke, 45º V-twin
Displacement 60 in³
Bore 3.5 in
Stroke 3.125 in
Peak Engine Torque (3) 70 ft-lb
Peak Engine Torque (3) 5500 RPM
Peak Horsepower (3) 92 hp
Peak Horsepower (3) 7500 RPM
Oil Sump (Wet or Dry) Dry
Cooling System Type (Air, Air/Oil or Liquid) Air/Oil
Fuel System (Carburated or DDFI) DDFI II
Intake Throttle Configuration and Bore Diameter Downdraft 45mm, single-piece design
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Mileage per US EPA Urban Trace, CITY (4) 50 mpg
Mileage per US EPA HIGHWAY Fuel Economy Test (4) 65 mpg

DRIVE TRAIN
Primary Drive Type Chain
Primary Drive Ratio 1.676 (57/34)
Secondary Drive Type (5) Constant path, 14mm pitch aramid-reinforced Goodyear® Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology
Secondary Drive Ratio 2.407 (65/27)
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate, compensated, reduced lever effort
Transmission Type 5-speed, Helical gear
Transmission Ratio
1st 2.648
2nd 1.892
3rd 1.407
4th 1.166
5th 1

CHASSIS
Front Brake System ZTL™ Braking System
Front Rotor and Caliper Configuration 6-piston, fixed caliper. Single-sided, inside-out, floating rotor
Front Rotor Size, OD 14.77 in
Front Rotor Size, Width 0.2 in
Rear Brake System
Rear Rotor and Caliper Configuration Single-piston, floating caliper. Fixed rotor
Rear Rotor Size, OD 9.45 in
Rear Rotor Size, Width 0.2 in
Rear Suspension Type and Configuration (6) Showa® Fully adjustable, coil-over monoshock with remote, underseat reservoir
Front Fork and Suspension (6) Showa® inverted fork with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Front Fork Slider Tube Diameter 1.69 in
Suspension Travel, Front Wheel, Along Fork Line 4.72 in
Suspension Travel, Rear Wheel, Vertical 5.06 in
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Soft Contact, Left 47º
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Soft Contact, Right 47º
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Hard Contact, Left 48º
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Hard Contact, Right 50º
Frame Aluminum frame with Uniplanar™ Powertrain vibration isolation system
Swingarm Cast aluminum swingarm with detachable brace
Exhaust System Mass centralized muffler mounted under the bike
Muffler Finish Black muffler body with brushed cast stainless steel outlet finisher

WHEELS AND TIRES
Front Tire (brand | model) (6) Dunlop® D208FW
Rear Tire (brand | model) (6) Dunlop® D208M
Tire Size Designator, Front 120/70 ZR-17
Tire Size Designator, Rear 180/55 ZR-17
Wheel Type, Front 6-spoke, ZTL™ Braking System, cast aluminum front wheel. Sky White with machined aluminum rim
Wheel Type, Rear 6-spoke, cast-aluminum rear wheel. Sky White with machined aluminum rim
Wheel Size, Front 3.5×17 (width x dia) (in)
Wheel Size, Rear 5.5×17 (width x dia) (in)

ELECTRICAL
Battery Type and Specifications Sealed Lead Acid, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 12 amp-hour (per Battery Council International rating), 200 cca
Charging System Specifications 38-amp permanent magnet 3-phase alternator with solid-state regulator (481 watts@3,000 rpm, 494 watts peak)
Starter System Specifications 1.2 kW electric with Bendix-type engagement
Headlamp Type and Wattages (high and low) Twin-projector beam (H3). 55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam
Tail Light Wattages (stop and running) 21w stop, 5w running
Turn Signal Lights Type (manual or self-canceling) and Wattage Manual canceling, 10w
License Plate Lamp Wattage N/A
High Beam Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Neutral Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Oil Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Low Fuel Indicator Lamp Available Yes, plus odometer shows miles traveled on reserve
Turn Signals Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Hazard Warning Indicator Lamp Available No
Engine Diagnostics Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Speedometer/Odometer Type (mechanical or electronic) Electronic
Resettable Tripmeter Available Yes, dual
Tachometer Available Yes
Additional Electronic Features Clock, auto fuel counter

MISCELLANEOUS

Under Seat Trunk Available Yes
Windscreen or Flyscreen Clear Windscreen
Tool Kit Available Yes
Luggage or Protective racks No
Tie-Down Hooks Yes

COLORS (7)
Body Work Sunfire Yellow
Frame Fluid Silver
Wheels Sky White with machined rim
Engine Silver Cylinders, Heads and Cases with Black Clutch, Derby, Inspection, Pushrod and Cam Covers

Warranty:
24 months / unlimited mileage
Specifications for non-U.S. markets might differ. Buell reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring and obligations. Vehicle specifciations may vary from country to country depending on laws. Some models are not available in certain countries.
(1) Prices listed are Manufacturers Suggested Retail Prices for sale in the United States of America. Prices exclude set-up, title, and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary. Additional California fees required. See your dealer for details.

(2) Measurement reflects 180 lb./81.7 kg. operator weight.

(3) Per SAE J607, North America

(4) Based on test conducted under lab conditions per U.S. E.P.A. test procedures. Milage will vary depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length and vehicle condition.

(5) Hibrex® Goodyear® and Flexten® are registered trademarks of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

(6) Showa® Dunlop® Pirelli® and Kevlar® are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

(7) Availability of colors may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without notice.


 

SPECIFICATIONS (Metric):

MSRP (USD)
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (1) $8,895

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 1935 mm
Overall Height without mirrors 1100 mm
Seat Height
Laden (2) 775 mm
Width 715 mm
Ground Clearance 110 mm
Rake
Steering Head 21º
Fork Angle 21º
Trail 83 mm
Wheelbase 1318 mm
Fuel Capacity 14.5 liters
Fuel Capacity, DDFI – Low Fuel Indicator Light 2.8 liters
Oil Capacity 2.4 liters
Primary Fluid Capacity 0.9 liters
Weight
Dry Weight 175 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 386 kg
Load Carrying Capacity 181 kg

ENGINE
Engine Thunderstorm® 984cc Air/Oil/fan-cooled, four-stroke, 45º V-twin
Displacement 984 cm³
Bore 88.9 mm
Stroke 79.38 mm
Peak Engine Torque (3) 94.9 N-m
Peak Engine Torque (3) 5500 RPM
Peak Horsepower (3) 68.6 kW
Peak Horsepower (3) 7500 RPM
Oil Sump (Wet or Dry) Dry
Cooling System Type (Air, Air/Oil or Liquid) Air/Oil
Fuel System (Carburated or DDFI) DDFI II
Intake Throttle Configuration and Bore Diameter Downdraft 45mm, single-piece design
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Mileage per US EPA Urban Trace, CITY (4) 4.7 liters per 100 km
Mileage per US EPA HIGHWAY Fuel Economy Test (4) 3.6 liters per 100 km

DRIVE TRAIN
Primary Drive Type Chain
Primary Drive Ratio 1.676 (57/34)
Secondary Drive Type (5) Constant path, 14mm pitch aramid-reinforced Goodyear® Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology
Secondary Drive Ratio 2.407 (65/27)
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate, compensated, reduced lever effort
Transmission Type 5-speed, Helical gear
Transmission Ratio
1st 2.648
2nd 1.892
3rd 1.407
4th 1.166
5th 1

CHASSIS
Front Brake System ZTL™ Braking System
Front Rotor and Caliper Configuration 6-piston, fixed caliper. Single-sided, inside-out, floating rotor
Front Rotor Size, OD 375 mm
Front Rotor Size, Width 5 mm
Rear Brake System
Rear Rotor and Caliper Configuration Single-piston, floating caliper. Fixed rotor
Rear Rotor Size, OD 240 mm
Rear Rotor Size, Width 5 mm
Rear Suspension Type and Configuration (6) Showa® Fully adjustable, coil-over monoshock with remote, underseat reservoir
Front Fork and Suspension (6) Showa® inverted fork with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Front Fork Slider Tube Diameter 43 mm
Suspension Travel, Front Wheel, Along Fork Line 120 mm
Suspension Travel, Rear Wheel, Vertical 129 mm
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Soft Contact, Left 47º
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Soft Contact, Right 47º
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Hard Contact, Left 48º
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Hard Contact, Right 50º
Frame Aluminum frame with Uniplanar™ Powertrain vibration isolation system
Swingarm Cast aluminum swingarm with detachable brace
Exhaust System Mass centralized muffler mounted under the bike
Muffler Finish Black muffler body with brushed cast stainless steel outlet finisher

WHEELS AND TIRES
Front Tire (brand | model) (6) Dunlop® D208FW
Rear Tire (brand | model) (6) Dunlop® D208M
Tire Size Designator, Front 120/70 ZR-17
Tire Size Designator, Rear 180/55 ZR-17
Wheel Type, Front 6-spoke, ZTL™ Braking System, cast aluminum front wheel. Sky White with machined aluminum rim
Wheel Type, Rear 6-spoke, cast-aluminum rear wheel. Sky White with machined aluminum rim
Wheel Size, Front 3.5×17 (width x dia) (in)
Wheel Size, Rear 5.5×17 (width x dia) (in)

ELECTRICAL

Battery Type and Specifications Sealed Lead Acid, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 12 amp-hour (per Battery Council International rating), 200 cca
Charging System Specifications 38-amp permanent magnet 3-phase alternator with solid-state regulator (481 watts@3,000 rpm, 494 watts peak)
Starter System Specifications 1.2 kW electric with Bendix-type engagement
Headlamp Type and Wattages (high and low) Twin-projector beam (H3). 55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam
Tail Light Wattages (stop and running) 21w stop, 5w running
Turn Signal Lights Type (manual or self-canceling) and Wattage Manual canceling, 10w
License Plate Lamp Wattage N/A
High Beam Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Neutral Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Oil Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Low Fuel Indicator Lamp Available Yes, plus odometer shows miles traveled on reserve
Turn Signals Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Hazard Warning Indicator Lamp Available No
Engine Diagnostics Indicator Lamp Available Yes
Speedometer/Odometer Type (mechanical or electronic) Electronic
Resettable Tripmeter Available Yes, dual
Tachometer Available Yes
Additional Electronic Features Clock, auto fuel counter

MISCELLANEOUS

Under Seat Trunk Available Yes
Windscreen or Flyscreen Clear Windscreen
Tool Kit Available Yes
Luggage or Protective racks No
Tie-Down Hooks Yes

COLORS (7)
Body Work Sunfire Yellow
Frame Fluid Silver
Wheels Sky White with machined rim
Engine Silver Cylinders, Heads and Cases with Black Clutch, Derby, Inspection, Pushrod and Cam Covers

Warranty:
24 months / unlimited mileage
Specifications for non-U.S. markets might differ. Buell reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring and obligations. Vehicle specifciations may vary from country to country depending on laws. Some models are not available in certain countries.
(1) Prices listed are Manufacturers Suggested Retail Prices for sale in the United States of America. Prices exclude set-up, title, and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary. Additional California fees required. See your dealer for details.

(2) Measurement reflects 180 lb./81.7 kg. operator weight.

(3) Per SAE J607, North America

(4) Based on test conducted under lab conditions per U.S. E.P.A. test procedures. Milage will vary depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length and vehicle condition.

(5) Hibrex® Goodyear® and Flexten® are registered trademarks of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

(6) Showa® Dunlop® Pirelli® and Kevlar® are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

(7) Availability of colors may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without notice.



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