In 2009, Buell offers the same diversified lienup featuring unique models that are now improved and which won’t pass unnoticed no matter what. But, one particular model does attract our attention for being brand new: the 2009 Buell 1125CR is a good looking derivation from the now notorious 1125R superbike model built in the United States.
The Buell 1125R enters on a road with no return. This is a bike that follows a continuous ascendant trend on the sales charts, looks original and performs as such. Furthermore, Buell even launched a special Superbike racing version to show the great potential laying in the notorious model and we reckon this is only the beginning.
Buell has prepped up a racing version of the 1125R to compete (ONLY in the hands of licensed professional road racers) with Japanese and Italian liter bikes in the AMA Pro Racing American Superbike class. The move is one that the motorcycling world had been expecting, given the fact that Buell flirted with racing in the past, but the 1125RR is an entirely new turn-key machine for privateers willing to pay the $40 grand price.
Those who have long been planning that one special motorcycle trip might very well start writing a 250 word essay describing their idea of the ultimate on- or off-road riding adventure, route and destination as well as why they’re keen on accomplishing it and on what riding experience they’re relying in order to do so. Yes, you’re supposing well; Buell will select a winner and offer him/her a brand new Ulysses XB12X, parts and accessories and travel money so that the respective essay would become reality. Afterwards, the bike is for the winner to keep.
Conditions required indicate that submitters must be legal U.S. 50-state residents at the time of the entry, at least 18 years of age and poses a valid motorcycle license.
Take your time and plan everything well because submissions are accepted until June 23rd.
Buell’s 1125R sportbike was acquainted for being fast, but not the fastest one out there. Meanwhile, things have changed as the 1125’s Rotax-built Helicon V-twin engine powered the bike to a precise speed of 148.7 mph. Ok, but that’s no record-breaking speed you might say and I couldn’t agree more. All that needs to be mentioned is that the respective speed was achieved on ice, which changes the situation completely.
Stunt rider Craig Jones got behind the handlebar of an 1125R equipped with studded tires and a shot of nitrous for the attempt that took place on Lake Dellen in Sweden. The lake ices only for a short period in mid winter but when it does it allows for these kinds of activities to take place on its surface. I just cannot see why other manufacturers don’t come up with such fairly unusual achievements.
A CNN crew filming a book release on Oxford Street in London suddenly got lucky when four riders on two motorcycles smashed the window of a jewelry store and grabbed as much valuables before making their escape. Although the guys look like amateurs, they actually planned the heist pretty well. For starters, it didn’t take them long and the highly revved engines covered the sound of the shop windows as they were broken with a sledgehammer.
The police was soon on the scene, but neither the helmet wearing riders nor the bikes have been identified yet.
Buell’s patents such as the ZTL Braking system, fuel in frame, and underslung exhaust make the American bike manufacturer an innovative one that concentrates on winning the curves first and each customer individually after. That is the approach to have in today’s unforgiving market growth and this video shows it best.
Buell has just finished designing their brand new motorcycle, the 1125CR. Powered by the Buell Helicon 1125 liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, it accelerates straight to the “café racer” times and brings us a freshen up approach of those specific bikes.
Erik Buell talks about the brand new bike:
“Part superbike and part street fighter, the 1125CR is my vision of a 21st century café racer,”
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