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2008 Buell 1125 R

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2008 Sport


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2008 Buell 1125 R

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2008 Buell 1125 R Specifications

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Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $11,995.00
Dealers Buell Dealers
Warranty  24
Engine Brand Name  Helicon™
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  146 / 109
Horsepower RPM  9800
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  82 / 111
Torque RPM  8000
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  103 / 4.06
Stroke (mm/in)  67.5 / 2.66
Displacement (cc/ci)  1125 / 68.7
Compression Ratio  12.3:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  61
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5/6)  2.46 / 1.75 / 1.38 / 1.17 / 1.04 / 0.96
Reverse  No
Final Drive Ratio  2.59
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  5.5
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Pirelli®
Front Tire Width  120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Front Tire Speed Rating  ZR
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  180
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  55
Rear Tire Speed Rating  ZR
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Pirelli® Diablo Corsa III 120/70 ZR-17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Pirelli® Diablo Corsa III 180/55 ZR-17
Brake Brand Name  ZTL™
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  14.8 / 375
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  9.5 / 240
Front Suspension Type  Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.9 / 47
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.7 / 120
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Front Suspension Brand Name  Showa®
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  5 / 127
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  Showa®
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Air Adjustable  No
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.55
Width (in/mm)  28.2 / 716
Wheelbase (in/mm)  54.6 / 1387
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  4.5 / 114
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  6.6
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  375 / 170
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  395 / 179
GVWR (lbs/kgs)  850 / 386
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5.6 / 21.2
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.8 / 3
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  3
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  30.5 / 775
Number Of Seats  2
Seat Tail Cover  Standard
Frame  Aluminum
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  Yes
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Lower Fairing  Standard
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Trip Computer  Standard
Lap Timer  Standard
Shift Light Type  Non-Adjustable
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Service Reminder  Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)  24 / Limited
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport
Manufacturer Country  USA
Introduction Year  2008
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Buell
Display Name  1125 R
Tool Bag Mount  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Engine Immobilizer  Standard
Adjustable Levers  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  No
Height  Low

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