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– 2007 Buell Firebolt XB9R
2007 Buell Firebolt XB9R
2007 Firebolt® XB9R Overview
The middleweight Firebolt XB9R is powered by a snappy Thunderstorm 984 V-Twin engine that serves up 92 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 70 ft. lbs. of torque at 5,500 rpm. The XB9R is a scrappy performer that offers precise handling and outstanding drive out of the corners. The XB9R is available in Racing Red with Designer Black wheels and a Fluid Silver frame.
Buell Firebolt XB9R highlights
Buell Thunderstorm 984 V-Twin engine
92 peak hp @ 7,500 rpm (per SAE J607)
70 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 5,500 rpm (per SAE J607)
DDFI II Electronic Fuel Injection
New Pirelli Diablo T tires
New 3D Satin Black airbox graphic
Revised functional airbox cover
New smoked windscreen
Dry Weight: 385 pounds
Wheelbase: 52 inches
Fully adjustable 43mm Showa upside-down fork
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
Buell ZTL front brake system
Fan-cooling system and large cylinder heads
Helical gear and “dog ring” shifting mechanism
All-aluminum frame that holds the fuel
Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
76.2 in. (1935 mm)
28.2 in. (715 mm)
30.5 in. (775 mm)
4.35 in. (110 mm)
Rake (steering head)7
Soft Contact, Right
Soft Contact, Left
Hard Contact, Right
Hard Contact, Left
3.3 in. (83 mm)
52.0 in. (1320 mm)
Tires (Pirelli® Diablo T)4:
3.82 gal. (14.5 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity
0.75 gal. (2.8 L) warning light
(EPA urban/highway test)
50/65 mpg (4.7/3.6 L/100 km)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
385 lbs. (175 kg)
850 lbs. (386 kg)
398 lbs. (181 kg)
Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke
3.500 in. x 3.125 in. (88.90 mm x 79.38 mm)
60.0 cu. in. (984 cc)
45 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with
(North America per SAE J607)
70 ft. lbs. @ 5500 rpm
(95 NM @ 5500 rpm)
(North America per SAE J607)
92 hp @ 7500 rpm
2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Screw-on disposable element
Chain, 1.676:1 (57/34) ratio
Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid–
Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27) ratio
Wet, multi-plate, compensated
5-speed, helical gear
Aluminum frame with UniplanarTM powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
43 mm Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
Showa coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable
compression damping, rebound damping,
and spring preload
Designer Black Powdercoat (new)
6-spoke, ZTLTM cast aluminum,
3.5 in. x 17 in.
(89 mm x 432 mm)
6-spoke, cast aluminum,
5.5 in. x 17 in.
(140 mm x 432 mm)
ZTL-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper,
375 mm single-sided, inside-out,
stainless steel, floating rotor
Single-piston, floating caliper;
240 mm stainless steel, fixed rotor
4.72 in. (120 mm)
5.00 in. (127 mm)
(per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V,
12 amp/hour, 200 cca
38-amp, permanent magnet, 3-phase
alternator with solid-state regulator
(481W @ 3000 rpm, 494W peak)
1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
(twin projector beam [H3])
Turn Signal Lights
License Plate Light
55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam
10W manual canceling
Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual resettable tripmeter;
high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles traveled on reserve),
turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock
24 months (unlimited mileage)
1 Specifications for non-U.S. markets might differ. Buell reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligation. Vehicle specifications may vary from country to country depending on local laws. Some models are not available in certain countries.
2 Based 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.
3 Hibrex® and Flexten® are registered trademarks of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
4 Showa® and Pirelli® are registered trademarks of their respective owners.
5 Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
6 Unladen, wet configuration (no rider, all fluids).
7 Laden, wet configuration (design rider, all fluids).
8 Without mirrors.
9 Bottomed-out configuration (100% suspension compression).