Thursday, July 24, 2008

2009 Buell 1125CR unveiled


The 2009 Buell 1125CR - the streetfighter/cafe racer version of last year's 1125R
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After last year’s 1125R, Buell are ready with their next machine – the 1125CR café racer. The machine uses Buell’s 1125cc liquid-cooled ‘Helicon’ v-twin that makes 146 horsepower at 9800rpm and 110Nm of torque at 9800rpm.

‘Part superbike and part streetfighter, the 1125CR is my vision of a 21st century café racer,’ says Erik Buell, the company’s chairman and chief technical officer. ‘It’s got Clubman-style bars and a flyscreen instead of a fairing. Then, we geared it down to optimize acceleration. With a class-leading weight-to-horsepower ratio, the 1125CR takes streetfighter performance to a new level,’ he adds.


Like all Buell machines, the 1125CR looks a bit eccentric. But it should be fun to ride...

The Buell website says that the 1125CR features ‘A fearsome blend of superbike performance, sinister styling and wicked attitude,’ and that ‘it pushes the boundaries of the naked category.’ ‘Powerful acceleration in any gear, an aggressive, sport riding position, and precise handling that provides an experience like no other,’ are other virtues claimed for the 1125CR, which weighs in at about 169 kilos dry.

The Buell 1125CR also gets a slipper clutch, four-pad, eight-piston front disc brake, fully-adjustable 47mm Showa USD fork and rear monoshock, and Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tyres. Pricing, availability and other details on the Buell website here

  
A walk-around video of the Buell 1125CR
 
  
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