First Look: 2010 Buell 1125RR

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

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.