2008 Buell 1125R

2008 Buell 1125R
MSRP $11,995

The 1125R is being billed as a rider’s bike, a streetbike for all intents and purposes. Throughout the technical presentation it was pounded into our heads that from the moment the project began four years ago, the needs of the rider come first and that it was ‘built from the rider down’ to be a fun, comfortable and easy-to-ride motorcycle, The 1125R also offers an affordable entry into the exclusive Performance Twin club, which has been dominated by Italian machinery for so long. At the time the 1125R project began, the Ducati 999 was the hottest Twin around, so the Buell set its sights specifically on that bike and they are confident they have the old Duc covered in terms of outright performance on the track and even more so on the street. Although the triple-nine was the benchmark, the 1125R is no clone. It’s a Buell through and through.


2008 Buell 1125R First Ride

2008 Buell 1125R First Ride

Buell has its first water-cooled sportbike design in the form of the 2008 Buell 1125R. We ride the new bike through the paces at Laguna Seca Raceway.

Specifications
Year2008
ManufacturerBuell
Model1125R
Engine TypeV-twin DOHC
Engine Displacement1125cc
Bore Stroke103 x 67.5mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio12.3:1
Fuel SystemEFI
IgnitionElectronic
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionSix-speed
Final DriveBelt
Rake Trail21°/ 3.3 in.
Seat Height30.5 in.
Wheelbase54.6 in.
Front Suspension4.72 in.
Rear Suspension5.00 in.
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire180/55ZR-17
Fuel Capacity5.6 gal.
Dry Weight375 lbs.
MSRP11995

RMR Buell 1125R Daytona SportBike Review

RMR Buell 1125R Daytona SportBike Review

Motorcycle USA blasts around on Danny Eslick and Michael Barnes' Geico RMR Buell 1125R Daytona SportBike motorcycle at Road America. See what the Buell racebike is like on the track.

Buell 1125RR American Superbike Unveiled

Buell 1125RR American Superbike Unveiled

Buell motorcycles releases the 1125RR, a higher-spec version of its superbike Twin built specifically for the American Superbike class.