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The 2006 racing season will go down as one of the most successful on record for Buell racers and teams. Buell riders scored several national and regional championships, including the American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) Thunderbike Championship, the Canadian Thunder national championship, Championship Cup Series (CCS) Thunderbike National Championship, and more than a dozen regional racing titles. Buell also made a record pay-out in contingency money to Buell racers competing at (...)
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Craig Jones, Buell Motorcycles professional extreme rider with two solo stoppie Guinness World Records, has been busy rewriting the record books and rules of extreme riding once again. This time, however, Jones has set the Guinness World Record for the longest two-man stoppie. Riding an astonishing 305 meters (1,000 feet) on the Buell Firebolt XB12R’s front wheel, Jones and former European champion and co-rider Wing Chui set the new milestone at the UK’s Donington Park race circuit. Chui was (...)
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The Buell "Super TT TRICK-OUT" contest, launched November 14, gives riders the opportunity to create their own artwork for Buell’s newest motorcycle – the Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT – and possibly win the first production Super TT to roll off the assembly line. The Super TT features three inexpensive, easily removable and customizable body pieces: the flyscreen, airbox cover and two sidecovers. Stock, these pieces are pure white, creating a virtual blank canvas that riders can (...)
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Buell Motorcycle Company today celebrates production of its 100,000th motorcycle, a 2007 Ulysses XB12X model, at its factory in East Troy, Wis. Buell Motorcycle Company, founded by Erik Buell in 1983, is the only American manufacturer of sport bikes. Starting with Erik’s dream of building his own racing motorcycles, Buell has evolved into a leading manufacturer of performance street motorcycles, with a majority of its sales in international markets. While seven Buell XB models in three (...)
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Hal’s H-D/Buell-Hal’s Speed Shop rider Dan Bilansky executed a perfect last-lap pass to win the American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) Thunderbike National Championship at the 23rd Annual Daytona Race of Champions at Daytona International Speedway. Bilansky, riding a Buell Firebolt XB12R, passed BMW rider Nate Kern to win the Thunderbike National race by about one bike length to claim the season championship by a single point. It was the third ASRA Thunderbike win of the season for (...)
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Women will have the chance to demo Buell motorcycles at the fifth annual two-day demo event, Femmoto. On October 7 and 8 women will be taking over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and will test ride motorcycles from multiple manufacturers such as the full lineup of Buell motorcycles. Examples of Buell bikes at the event include; XB12Scg Lightning Low, XB12R Firebolt, XB12X Ulysses and Blast. Femmoto, coordinated by Sportbike Track Time, helps women riders improve their riding skills with (...)

The legendary metal band Queensryche is riding across America on a Buell Ulysses XB12X motorcycle for a charity event. They will try to raise money for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation during their upcoming tour, which begins August 25. Queensrÿche’s fan will have the opportunity to join singer Geoff Tate and guitarist Mike Stone on a ride on their Buell Ulysses motorcycles between select tour stops on the tour. They will make tour stops in Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, New York, Houston, (...)
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A premium performance motorcycle, the Firebolt XB12R is powered by a 1203cc Buell Thunderstorm V-Twin engine that revs to 6,800 rpm with pounding out 103 peak horsepower and 84 ft. lbs. of torque, delivered in a powerband so broad that serious thrust is always on tap.

This is Lightning in its purest form. The Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine pounds out 84 ft. lbs. of torque, a mountain of power made more tractable by the Buell InterActive Exhaust. The short, 52-inch wheelbase gives the XB12S the reflexes of a tailback. A coarse-texture seat and athletic riding position offer outstanding control.

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