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2008 Buell 1125R

For those who havent yet seen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzkRAbfHI6M

Specs: (from the video)
Liquid Cooled 1125cc 72º V-Twin
146 HP, 84 lb-ft torque, 10,500 RPM redline
6 Speed Transmission
Hydraulic Vacuum-Assist Slipper Clutch
ZTL2 Brake System
54.5″ Wheel Base
5.6 Gallons Fuel-in-Frame





and there should be more pics and info later tonight because buell is officially unvieling it today @ 2pm for its dealer show.

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It's got a slipper clutch too. Still a Buell though.
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Looks like a nice bike.
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Its on the buell site also. looked at it lastnight
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hey guys, little off topic, but had a question. If i was looking to get a 600cc bike. which do you guys think is the smalles 600 bike. by smallest i mean size height, lenght, width. I wanted to upgrade from a 250 but kinda nervous to get on a 600. i want something thats manageable????
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It's got a slipper clutch too. Still a Buell though.
A 72 degree, Liquid cooled 1125cc V-Twin with 146hp and 82ftLbs of torque.. and a 10,500 rpm redline. Still a Buell, but unlike any Buell before it!

I so wish I could get one of these... but it probably is not in my future.

It will be interesting to see how this bike is accepted by the masses... Will everyone clammer for them?? Will everyone still say "It's a buell, so it must suck"... only time will tell.

I, for one and super stoked for the future of this bike. And I really hope they prove to be a great machine.
This also looks like a great bike to compete in the AMA Formula Extreme series.
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Probably in the minority but the bike looks butt ugly to me. I love the fact they finaly got a nice power plant and a 6 speed gear box but whats up with the intake scoops, they look huge.
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After going on the Buell websight and seeing pics of the bike, Im not sure I like it that much. Maybe if those bifg ugly scoops were gone, I'd like it a lot more. The black colo does a good job of hiding the scoops at forst glance.
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This is the first buell i do like. Cant wait to see one in person

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Finally a true American sport bike that can "theoretically" compete with the rest of the world, especially against the Italian V-twins. Repeat after me: Rotax is da shizznit!!!

Still don't understand why the bike still retains the belt drive though.

So what if the Buell's quality isn't top notch? They can work on that issue. All they needed was a good engine and finally they got it.
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the front fairing is part of some new rider cockpit idea, ugly but diffrent, i can relate



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Finally a true American sport bike that can "theoretically" compete with the rest of the world, especially against the Italian V-twins. Repeat after me: Rotax is da shizznit!!!

Still don't understand why the bike still retains the belt drive though.

So what if the Buell's quality isn't top notch? They can work on that issue. All they needed was a good engine and finally they got it.
Whats wrong with Buell quality? And the belt drive? THe xb's have been pretty damn reliable from what I've read.



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Whats wrong with Buell quality? And the belt drive? THe xb's have been pretty damn reliable from what I've read.
I was wondering the same thing...

Buell quality is on par, if not better than all of the other manufacturers.
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I was wondering the same thing...

Buell quality is on par, if not better than all of the other manufacturers.
Everything I've read tells me so. And every XB owner I've talked to concurs.



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Finally a true American sport bike that can "theoretically" compete with the rest of the world, especially against the Italian V-twins. Repeat after me: Rotax is da shizznit!!!

Still don't understand why the bike still retains the belt drive though.

So what if the Buell's quality isn't top notch? They can work on that issue. All they needed was a good engine and finally they got it.
Chain- 4-5 lbs

Belt, 1.2 lbs or something. Thats mass that is spinning. I can see why they think it is a good idea.

http://www.cycleworld.com/article.as...article_id=399

Front is ugly as hell, but the rest looks pretty good.

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Chain- 4-5 lbs

Belt, 1.2 lbs or something. Thats mass that is spinning. I can see why they think it is a good idea.

http://www.cycleworld.com/article.as...article_id=399

Front is ugly as hell, but the rest looks pretty good.
Thats a good write up. The styling of the bike is already growing on me. Although the 'Bolt looks better.



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Chain- 4-5 lbs

Belt, 1.2 lbs or something. Thats mass that is spinning. I can see why they think it is a good idea.

http://www.cycleworld.com/article.as...article_id=399

Front is ugly as hell, but the rest looks pretty good.
Thank you sir!!

As long as the coggs can handle the power the belt is actually alot better.

I think its a great step. Making it look more like its Jap rivels and stepping up the power HUGE amounts. Plus the redline... can we say FUN FACTOR!!!

I can't wait to test ride one!!!




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