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2009 Buell 1125CR

Part sportbike and part street, the 2009 Buell?® 1125CRâ„¢ combines the soul of the classic Caf?© Racer with the thrilling performance and advanced technology demanded by today’s mostpassionate rider. The 1125CR joins three XB Lightning?® models in the 2009 Buell Street line-up. Each delivers a belligerent attitude backed by potent American V-Twin muscle. The XB Lightning line-up has been simplified to three models (XB12Ss, XB12Scg, XB9SX), offering attitude and ergonomics to riders of all sizes. The XB12Ss Lightning?® Long has roomier ergonomics and longer travel suspension while the XB12Scg has a low seat height and reduced travel suspension that has been specifically retuned to retain Buell’s legendary sportbike handling prowess. Abundant lean angle on the XB12Scg is not compromised.

Buell Street motorcycles put the rider over a motorcycle distilled from the three elements of the Buell Trilogy of Technology – chassis rigidity, centralised mass, and low unsprung weight – that responds instantly to rider input. The styling is aggressive and deliberately displays the mechanical elements of Buell’s innovative design. The broad powerband of a Buell V-Twin engine keeps abundant torque on tap at all times, in all gears and in any situation.

What’s New in the Buell?® Street range for 2009
Blacked-Out Component Styling – To reinforce the aggressive styling of the Buell Street range, a new black powdercoat finish is applied to the frame, swingarm, engine, fork tubes, triple clamps, brake calipers and other components.

ZTL2 Front Brake – Two XB Lightning models powered by the 1203 Thunderstorm™ engine are now equipped with the ZTL2 front brake. The eight-piston caliper design offers a larger pad surface, optimises heatdissipation capability and allows even pressure distribution over each of the four pads in the caliper. A single 375mm stainless steel rotor mounted directly to the wheel rim produces outstanding stopping power, weighs less than a dual-disc system, and permits the use of a very lightweight front wheel that helps reduce steering inertia and unsprung weight.

Improved Drive Belt – A new Veyance Hibrex?® drive belt with Flexten?® Plus technology, based on the belt developed for the Buell?® 1125Râ„¢, is stronger and more durable than the previous drive belt.

Buell?® 1125CRâ„¢ Naked styling and clubman-style handlebars give a respectful nod to the nostalgic era of Caf?© Racers, but styled in a thoroughly modern package. A 146-hp liquid-cooled V-Twin engine is geared down for optimum acceleration. Sinister styling. Sophisticated technology. The 1125CR, Erik Buell’s 21st century interpretation of the classic Caf?© Racer, is a new motorcycle that defies convention.

Positioned behind the black-anodised, tapered aluminium handlebars and streamlined headlight and flyscreen, the rider has a wide-open view forward that intensifies the sensation of speed. At 170kg, the 1125CR is the lightest litre-class naked street motorcycle on the market, and combined with 146 horsepower, it offers the best power-to-weight 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 Heliconâ„¢ 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. / 111 Nm of peak torque. Buell DDFI3 closed-loop EFI produces smooth throttle operation and better fuel economy. A ram-air system pressurises the 12-litre air box for a gain in peak performance. Twin side mounted radiators within aerodynamic cowlings lower the centre of gravity and centralise mass. The exhaust system features a large-volume muffler mounted below the engine to optimise cg location and mass centralisation. An HVA (Hydraulic Vacuum Assist) Slipper Action clutch features hydraulic actuation from the hand control with assistance from engine vacuum for lighter clutch effort. 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 chatter, and doubles as a 20.1 litre fuel reservoir. To enhance control under acceleration, the cast-aluminium swingarm is 5mm longer than the Buell 1125R swingarm. Showa?® 47mm 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 0.7kg 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 hard cowl covers the passenger seat section. The blacked-out frame and chassis components contrast with red highlights on the front brake caliper, wheel rims and rear shock spring. The Buell 1125CR will be offered with Racing Red or Midnight Black bodywork.

Buell 1125CR highlights Buell Helicon 1125 liquid-cooled 72-degree V-Twin engine 146 peak hp / 148 PS / 109 kW @ 9800 rpm (per EU Standard EC95/1) 82 ft. lbs. / 111 Nm peak torque at 8000 rpm (per EU Standard EC95/1) Large-volume muffler with Helmholtz chamber DDFI III Electronic Fuel Injection ECM Ram-air pressurised air box Twin side-mount radiators HVA (Hydraulic Vacuum Assist) Slipper Action clutch ZTL2 8-piston front brake Fully adjustable 47mm Showa inverted fork Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber Fuel-in Frame 20.1 litre capacity Dry Weight: 170kg Wheelbase: 1385mm Seat height: 775mm Pirelli?® Diablo?® Corsa III tyres Pre-wired for easy installation of accessory Heated Grips

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