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2009 Buell 1125CR
2009 Buell 1125CR

2009 Buell 1125CR
2009 Buell 1125CR

2009 Buell 1125CR
2009 Buell 1125CR

2009 Buell 1125CR
2009 Buell 1125CR

2009 Buell 1125CR
2009 Buell 1125CR

2009 Buell 1125CR
2009 Buell 1125CR

2009 Buell 1125CR
2009 Buell 1125CR

2009 Buell 1125CR
2009 Buell 1125CR

• 2009 Buell 1125CR

2009 Buell 1125CR

Naked styling and clubman-style handlebar give a respectful nod to the nostalgic era of café racers. A 146-hp liquid-cooled V-Twin engine is geared for acceleration. Sinister styling.

Sophisticated technology. The 1125CR, Erik Buell’s 21st century interpretation of the classic café racer, is a new motorcycle that defies convention and expands the streetfigher category in the direction of superbike performance.

Positioned behind the black-anodized, tapered aluminum clubman-style handlebar and streamlined headlight and flyscreen, the rider has a wide-open view forward that intensifies the sensation of speed. With a dry weight of 375 pounds, the 1125CR is the lightest liter-class streetfighter on the market, and combined with 146 horsepower, it offers the best weight-to-horsepower ratio in the category.

The Buell 1125CR offers liquid-cooled technology and responsive handling from a proven platform based on the Buell Trilogy of Tech principles. The Buell Helicon 1125 powertrain provides the foundation for this riding experience. This 1125cc DOHC V-Twin engine features a compact, 72-degree design and is rated at 146 crankshaft horsepower and 82 ft. lbs. of peak torque. Buell DDFI3 closed-loop EFI produces throttle operation with a quick, smooth response.

New for 2009 on the 1125R and 1125CR models are targeted fuel injectors, relocated O2 sensors, and updated engine spark and fuel maps. The combination of these features offers improved drivability below 6000rpm, even crisper throttle response, improved heat management, and significantly improved fuel economy. The updated engine spark and fuel maps will also be made available for 2008 1125R models. A ram-air system pressurizes the 12-liter air box for a gain in peak performance. Twin side mounted radiators within aerodynamic cowlings lower the center of gravity (cg) and centralize mass. The exhaust system features an underslung muffler mounted below the engine to optimize cg location and mass centralization. An HVA (Hydraulic Vacuum Assist) Slipper Action clutch features hydraulic actuation from the hand control with assistance from engine vacuum for lighter clutch effort and reduced engine braking. Low 76/27 (2.815:1) final-drive gearing produces outstanding acceleration.

The engine is rigid-mounted as a structural component of the Buell Intuitive Response Chassis (IRC) that has outstanding torsional stiffness, yet is compliant in the planes required to help absorb mid-corner bumps, and doubles as a 5.3-gallon fuel reservoir. Showa 47 mm inverted forks and a Showa rear shock absorber are both fully adjustable. Positive braking performance is provided by the Buell ZTL2 front brake system. The rear brake caliper is mounted directly to the inner surface of the swing arm and weighs 1.5 pounds less than a typical rear-brake design.

All this performance is packaged in a motorcycle that is visually stunning. A narrow headlight pod incorporates a clipped flyscreen, while a removable cowl covers the passenger seat section. The blacked-out frame and chassis components contrast with red highlights on the front brake caliper, wheel rims, rear shock spring and damping adjusters atop the fork tubes. The Buell 1125CR will be offered with Racing Red or Midnight Black bodywork. Production of the 2009 1125CR is scheduled to begin in August 2008.

 

 

Buell 1125CR highlights

Buell Helicon 1125cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke 72-degree V-Twin engine
146 peak hp @ 9800 rpm
82 ft. lbs. peak torque at 8000 rpm
76/27 final drive gearing optimized for acceleration
Underslung muffler with Helmholtz chamber
DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
Ram-air pressurized air box
Twin side-mount radiators
HVA (Hydraulic Vacuum Assist) Slipper Action clutch
ZTL2 four-pad, eight-piston front brake
Fully adjustable 47 mm Showa inverted fork
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
Fuel-in Frame 5.3-gallon capacity
Dry Weight: 375 pounds
Wheelbase: 54.5 inches
Seat height: 30.5 inches
Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tires
Pre-Wired for Accessory Heated Grips




SPECIFICATIONS:

Dimensions
Overall Length6 81.3 in. (2066 mm)
Overall Width8 29.3 in. (744 mm)
Seat Height7 (Standard) 30.5 in. (775 mm)
Ground Clearance6 5.43 in. (138 mm)
Rake7 (steering head) 21.0°
Fork Angle7 21.0°
Lean Angle9:
• Soft Contact, Right – 48°
• Soft Contact, Left – 48°
• Hard Contact, Right – 50°
• Hard Contact, Left – 50°
Trail7 3.3 in (84 mm)
Wheelbase6 54.5 in. (1385 mm)
Tires4 (Pirelli® Diablo® Corsa III):
• Front – 120/70 ZR-17
• Rear – 180/55 ZR-17
Fuel Capacity 5.30 gal (20.1 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.80 gal. (3.0 L)
Fuel Economy2
(EPA urban/highway test) Not Available
Weight:
• Dry Weight – 375 lbs. (168 kg)
• Gross Vehicle – 850 lbs. (386 kg)
Weight Rating – Load Capacity 390 lbs. (177 kg)


Engine
Engine Helicon™ liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 72° V-Twin Valves Dual OHC, four valves per cylinder,
finger follower design and shimming
Bore x Stroke 4.055 in. x 2.658 in.
(103.00 mm x 67.50 mm)
Displacement 68.7 cu. in. (1125 cc)
Compression Ratio 12.3:1
Fuel Delivery Dual 61 mm down draft throttle bodies, DDFI III fuel injection
Intake Zero-resistance airbox, pressurized
RAM air intake
Exhaust Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with intergal helmholtz tuning and mass-centralized mounting

Torque
(North America per SAE J607)
82 ft. lbs. @ 8000 rpm (111.2 NM @ 8000 rpm)
Horsepower
(North America per SAE J607)
146 hp @ 9800 rpm
Lubrication Dry-sump with integrated oil reservoir in lower crankcase
Oil Capacity10 2.7 qts. (2.6 L)
Oil Filtration Disposable cartridge and washable strainer

Drivetrain
Primary Drive Helical Gear, 1.806:1 65/36 ratio
Final Drive3 Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramidreinforced Veyance Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.815:1 (76/27) ratio
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, Hydraulic Vacuum Assist (HVA) slipper – action clutch, hydraulic clutch lever effort
Transmission 6-speed, straight cut gears
Gear Ratios:
• 1st 2.462
• 2nd 1.750
• 3rd 1.381
• 4th 1.174
• 5th 1.042
• 6th 0.960


Chassis4
Frame Aluminum frame, fuel in frame
Front Forks 47 mm Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression damping,rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Shock Showa® coil-over monoshock with external piggyback reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Wheels:
• Front Phantom Metallic
6-spoke, ZTL™ cast aluminum
3.5 in. x 17 in.
(88.9 mm x 431.8 mm)
• Rear 6-spoke, cast aluminum
5.5 in. x 17 in.
(139.7 mm x 431.8 mm)
Brakes:
• Front
ZTL²™ brake, 8-piston, 4 pads, fixed caliper, 375 mm single-sided, insideout, stainless steel, floating rotor
• Rear Two-piston, direct mount caliper; 240 mm, stainless steel, fixed rotor
Suspension Travel:
• Front Wheel 4.72 in. (120 mm)
• Rear Wheel 5.00 in. (127 mm)


Electric
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp/hour, 200 cca Charging 37-amp, permanent magnet, three-phase, solid-state regulator (500W @7000 rpm, 500W peak)
Starting 900W electric with one-way clutch
Lights (as per country regulation):
• Headlamps Type (three-bulb headlamp system with daylight running mode, 55-watt [H7]) 55-watt low beam (one 55-watt bulb), 110-watt high beam (55-watt low beam with additional 55-watt bulb)
• Tail/Stop Lights 5W/21W
• Turn Signal Lights LED manual canceling
• License Plate Light 5W




Instruments
Instrument cluster with ODIS (Onboard Diagnostic Information System) featuring analog tachometer with integrated shift light, digital speedometer on LED display, odometer, ODIS service code display, 4-digit security system with ignition immobilizer, lap timer (records up to 99 lap times) and splits, ambient air temperature, coolant temperature, average and instantaneous fuel consumption, miles to next service display, low fuel (plus miles traveled on reserve); high beam, neutral, turn signals; clock

Colors5
Midnight Black, Racing Red

Warranty
Warranty 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
obligations. 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 Veyance Technologies, Inc.
4 Showa®, Dunlop®, Pirelli® and BRP-Rotax® 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).
10 Oil capacity at oil change with filter.

 

 

 

Media Press Release:

BUELL SPORTBIKES BUILT TO PERFORM WITH PRECISION AND POWER
Buell 1125R and Firebolt XB12R are the Real Deal for 2009

EAST TROY, Wis. (July 22, 2008) – Buell Sportbikes take control of the road in 2009, ready to fuel the passion of the most demanding sportbike riders on the road or track.

Buell sportbikes feature an athletic motorcycle riding position, which allows the rider to fully enjoy the handling advantages of the Buell Trilogy of Technology: chassis rigidity, mass centralization, and low unsprung weight. Designed to respond intuitively to rider commands, Buell sportbikes combine real-world street performance with race-proven design. With incomparable styling, the Buell 1125R and Firebolt XB12R blend innovative technology with premium components to create an extraordinary riding experience.

The 2009 Buell 1125R stands out in the sportbike field with exotic styling and technical innovation, including the performance of a 146-hp, liquid-cooled 72-degree V-Twin engine. The 2009 XB12R Firebolt is a muscular sportfighter providing award-winning handling and raw torque from a 45-degree air-cooled V-Twin engine. Designed from the rider down, each Buell sportbike combines V-Twin power with unmatched precision and agility.

Buell 1125R
The motorcycle that redefines the superbike category the 2009 Buell 1125R is powered by the 1125 cc liquid-cooled 72-degree V-Twin Helicon engine generating 146 crank hp and 82 ft. lbs. of peak torque. With a foundation built on the core Buell Trilogy of Technology creating optimum performance, the 1125R remains true to Buell’s original sense of sportbike style and design.

New for 2009 on the 1125R and 1125CR models are targeted fuel injectors, relocated O2 sensors, and updated engine spark and fuel maps. The combination of these features offers improved drivability below 6000 rpm, even crisper throttle response, improved heat management, and significantly improved fuel economy. The updated engine spark and fuel maps will also be made available for 2008 1125R models.

A new gear position readout is added to the digital display on the instrument panel as a scroll-to feature. A high-output alternator has increased capacity for accessory use. Slider bobbins have been added to the swingarm for protection and easy use of a rear stand.

The front wheel rides on fully adjustable Showa 47 mm upside-down forks, while the Buell ZTL2 front brake has an eight-piston caliper. A smooth-shifting six-speed transmission works with a HVA (Hydraulic Vacuum Assist) slipper-action clutch that uses engine vacuum for easy clutch-lever action and reduced engine braking during downshifts.

Quiet Zone aerodynamics optimize air flow around the rider for enhanced race performance and rider comfort. The fairing shape was developed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, and features six-bulb headlamps, while LED turn signals are integrated into the mirror housings.

The 1125R is restyled for 2009 with new blacked-out chassis components, and is offered in Midnight Black and new Racing Red with Phantom Metallic (Black) wheels, and Arctic White with Hero Blue translucent wheels. Production of the 2009 1125R is scheduled to begin in late September 2008.

Buell 1125R highlights

Buell Helicon 1125 cc liquid-cooled four-stroke, 72-degree V-Twin engine
146 peak hp @ 9800 rpm
82 ft. lbs. peak torque at 8000 rpm
New Phantom Metallic frame and swingarm with blacked-out footpeg mounts and heel guards
New tinted windscreen, Hero Blue with Arctic White bodywork and Smoked with Racing Red and Midnight Black
New gear position readout on the instrument cluster
New high output alternator increases capacity for accessory use
New slider bobbins on swingarm for protection and use of rear stand
Underslung muffler with Helmholtz chamber
DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
New targeted fuel injectors
Ram-air pressurized air box
Twin side-mount radiators
HVA (Hydraulic Vacuum Assist) Slipper Action clutch
ZTL2 four-pad, eight-piston front brake
Fully adjustable 47 mm Showa inverted fork
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
Fuel-in Frame 5.3-gallon capacity
Dry Weight: 375 pounds
Wheelbase: 54.6 inches
Seat height: 30.5 inches
Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tires
Pre-Wired for Accessory Heated Grips
Midnight Black, Arctic White or Racing Red bodywork
Buell Firebolt XB12R
The original Buell sportfighter, the Buell Firebolt XB12R has evolved into one of the most versatile sportbikes on any road or track today. The Firebolt is known for the precise handling provided by a 52-inch wheelbase, 21-degree rake and 3.3-inch trail. Combining agility with the performance of an American-made Thunderstorm 45-degree, air-cooled 1203 cc V-Twin engine, the Firebolt delivers both character and performance.

The blacked-out Thunderstorm engine produces 103 peak horsepower at 6800 rpm, and 84 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 6000 rpm, with 85 percent of peak torque available over 2500 rpm. The Buell InterActive Exhaust system utilizes a valve in the dual-chamber muffler that is controlled by the ECM and adjusts exhaust flow according to riding conditions to smooth torque delivery and optimize engine power.

The 2009 Firebolt has enhanced braking performance from the Buell ZTL2 front brake, a four-pad, eight-piston system also used on the 1125R and originally developed for the Buell XBRR race motorcycle. Three-zone Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tires are also now standard equipment on the Firebolt.

Up front, the Firebolt features a fully adjustable Showa inverted fork, while the rear is equipped with an adjustable Showa shock.

The Veyance Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology, based on the belt developed for the Buell 1125R, is strong and durable while weighing about four pounds less than a chain drive. The Firebolt comes with clip-on-style handlebars for optimal control, an aerodynamic quarter-fairing with dual projector-beam headlamps, and a covered trim passenger pillion.

New colors include Midnight Black with Cherry Bomb translucent wheels and Arctic White with Hero Blue translucent wheels, with color-match translucid windscreen. For 2009 the Firebolt has blacked-out frame, powertrain and other components.

Buell Firebolt XB12R highlights

New Blacked-out Buell Thunderstorm 1203 cc air/oil/fan-cooled four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin engine
103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6,000 rpm (per SAE J607)
Buell InterActive Exhaust
DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
New four-pad, eight-piston ZTL2 front braking system
New three-zone Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tires
New blacked-out frame, swingarm, triple clamps, outer fork tubes, lower castings, brake caliper, footpeg mounts and heel guards
Dry Weight: 395 pounds
Wheelbase: 52 inches
Fully adjustable 43 mm Showa upside-down fork
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
Veyance Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
Cosmetic Frame Protectors
Perforated texture seat
Magnesium tone center chin
Pre-Wired for Available Heated Grips
Instrument Panel Graphics
New Midnight Black color with Cherry Bomb translucent wheels and Arctic White with Hero Blue Translucent colors
Cherry Bomb translucid windscreen on Midnight Black model and Hero Blue translucid windscreen on Arctic White model


Buell Motorcycle Company, a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson, Inc., produces sport motorcycles, motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel. To learn more about Buell motorcycles, visit your local Buell dealer today and experience the pure streetfighter attitude, style and performance only found on board a Buell. Call 1-800-490-9635 for the Buell dealer nearest you. Or pull into www.buell.com.

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