Buell 1125RR: new AMA American Superbike Class contender
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.
Rear the press release after the break.
Buell Press Release:
BUELL INTRODUCES 1125RR RACING MOTORCYCLE
Race-Use Only Model Aimed at AMA American Superbike Class
EAST TROY, Wis. – Buell Motorcycle Company today introduced the 1125RR, a race-use only motorcycle intended for competition in the AMA Pro Racing American Superbike class.
“The 1125RR is designed to give privateer racers a turn-key machine to compete in the American Superbike class in AMA Pro Racing. We want to build on our program that has proven so successful for privateers in the Daytona SportBike class,” said Erik Buell, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, Buell Motorcycle Company.
The Buell 1125RR features a modified Helicon 1125cc (103mm bore x 67.5mm stroke) liquid-cooled 72-degree V-Twin engine. Power increases come from components including a larger airbox and intake manifold, revised valves and camshafts, a higher compression ratio, titanium exhaust system and other weight-reduced components.
The 1125RR chassis is the standard 1125R design with fuel-in-the-frame, plus a billet axle adjustment system and chain-drive to allow gearing changes. Suspension travel is managed by fully adjustable units, with a Showa 43mm front fork and a remote-reservoir rear shock. A ZTL2 (Zero Torsional Load) eight-piston front caliper is mated with a modified front rotor.
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Buell will produce a limited number of 1125RR motorcycles for sale only to licensed professional road racers who will compete in the AMA Pro Racing American Superbike class. U.S. MSRP is $39,995. Orders must be placed through the Buell Race Department and delivered through an authorized Buell motorcycle dealer.
Source: Buell via Thekneeslider