First Look: 2010 Buell 1125RR

Buell's new £24,000 straight from the crate racer - professionals only need apply

Posted: 16 July 2009
by Visordown News

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The 1125RR - for AMA licence holders only

BUELL ARE aiming to entice AMA race licence holders to compete in American Superbikes by offering potential customers a turnkey, from the crate racer for $39,995 (£24,400).

The Buell 1125RR boasts a modified version of the Rotax 1125cc v-twin used in Buell's 1125R and 1125CR. A larger airbox and intake manifold, revised valves and camshafts, a higher compression ratio, titanium exhaust system and 61mm down-draft injectors all help the motor produce more power and torque.

The bike is fitted with race-spec Showa suspension, a cast-aluminum swingarm with billet axle adjusters and eight-piston Nissin front calipers.

Buell 1125RR features:

1125cc (68.7 cid) Helicon Powertrain:
4.055 inch (103 mm) bore and 2.658 inch (67.5mm) stroke
Dual 61mm down-draft fuel-injection throttle bodies
Titanium exhaust header and mass-centralised muffler
6-Spoke cast magnesium racing wheels
Front: 3.5 inch (88.9mm) x 17 inch (431.8mm)
Rear: 6 inch (152.4mm) x 17 inch (431.8mm)
Buell ZTL2 reversed rotor front brake with eight-piston Nissin caliper
43mm Showa fully-adjustable inverted forks
Showa fully-adjustable rear shock with remote reservoir
Cast-aluminum swingarm machined with billet axle adjustment system
Centre position wheelbase 55.5 inches (1410 mm)

Buell will produce a limited number of the 1125RR - and it's only for sale to professional AMA road racers - so well-heeled trackday punters will have to look elsewhere.


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William Morris, architect and thinker, once noted: "Nothing useless can be truly beautiful."

Truly, a Buell "race bike" is about as ugly and useless as it's permitted to arrange atoms.

Posted: 19/07/2009 at 18:25

PMSL

looks like a dog and goes like a dog too i bet!


Posted: 22/07/2009 at 13:19

they are taking the piss at that price

Posted: 22/07/2009 at 15:05

BUELL ARE aiming to entice AMA race licence holders to compete in American Superbikes by offering potential customers a turnkey, from the crate racer for $39,995 (£24,400).

Looks like they need to get a proof reader in...there is no N in Turkey


Posted: 22/07/2009 at 16:12

Had a test ride on the 1125R...it's a bit of a tractor...but fun!

Posted: 25/08/2009 at 20:00

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