2009 Buell 1125CR - Naked Aggression

By Roland Brown, Photography by Frank Ratering, Henny Stern

Tech Spec
Evolution

Unfaired caf-racer version of the Rotax-powered 1125R sportbike that debuted earlier this year.

Rivals
Aprilia Tuono 1000 R, Benelli 1130 Caf Racer, BMW R1200R, Ducati Monster 1100, Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport, KTM Super Duke 990, Triumph Speed Triple

TECH
Price $11,695
Engine type l-c 72-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v
Displacement 1125cc
Bore x stroke 103.0 x 67.5mm
Compression 12.3:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 146 bhp @ 9800 rpm
Claimed torque 82 lb.-ft. @ 8000 rpm
Frame Aluminium twin-spar
Front suspension Showa 47mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Showa shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Single ZTL-type eight-piston caliper, 375mm perimeter disc
Rear brake Single two-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Front tire 120/70-ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Corsa III
Rear tire 180/55-ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Corsa III
Rake/trail 21.0/3.3 in.
Seat height 30.5 in.
Wheelbase 54.5 in.
Fuel capacity 5.3 gal.
Claimed dry weight 375 lbs.
Colors Midnight Black, Racing Red
Available Now
Warranty 24 mo./unlimited mi.

Contact
Buell Motorcycle Co.
2815 Buell Dr.
East Troy, WI 53120
262.642.2020
www.buell.com

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
Every bit as good as the original 1125R wasn't.

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