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2008 Buell Firebolt® XB12R

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2008 Buell Firebolt® XB12R Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $9,995.00
Warranty  24
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  103 / 76.8
Horsepower RPM  6800
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  84 / 114
Torque RPM  6000
Cooling  Air / Oil
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod
Bore (mm/in)  88.9 / 3.5
Stroke (mm/in)  96.8 / 3.81
Displacement (cc/ci)  1203 / 73.4
Compression Ratio  10.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)  65 / 48
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)  3.6 / 4.9
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  49
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  2.65 / 1.89 / 1.41 / 1.17 / 1
Reverse  No
Final Drive Ratio  2.41
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
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  Z
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  180
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  55
Rear Tire Speed Rating  Z
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Pirelli Diablo T 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Pirelli Diablo T 180/55 ZR17
Brakes:  
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
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.7 / 43
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®
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®
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.35
Width (in/mm)  28.2 / 715
Height (in/mm)  43.3 / 1099.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)  52 / 1320
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  4.4 / 110
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  4
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  395 / 179
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  391 / 177
GVWR (lbs/kgs)  850 / 386
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  3.8 / 14.5
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.75 / 2.8
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  3.05
Seats:  
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
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Seat Tail Cover  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Aluminum
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  Yes
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
Stand Type  Kick
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Light
Service Reminder  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  24 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport
Manufacturer Country  USA
NADATrimID  27427
Display Name  Firebolt® XB12R
Mounts:  
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
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