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2008 Buell Blast®

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2008 Standard


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2008 Buell Blast®

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2008 Buell Blast® Specifications

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Model Type  Standard
BASE MSRP(US)  $4,695.00
Dealers Buell Dealers
Warranty  24
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  34 / 25.4
Horsepower RPM  6500
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  30 / 41
Torque RPM  3200
Cooling  Air
Valves  2
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  OHV
Bore (mm/in)  88.9 / 3.5
Stroke (mm/in)  79.4 / 3.13
Displacement (cc/ci)  492 / 30
Compression Ratio  9.2:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)  73 / 69
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)  3.2 / 3.4
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  40
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Speed Governor  No
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  2.69 / 1.85 / 1.43 / 1.18 / 1
Reverse  No
Final Drive Ratio  2.96
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)  2.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  2.8
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Pirelli®
Front Tire Width  100
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Front Tire Speed Rating  50S
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  120
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Tire Speed Rating  60S
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Pirelli® MT75 100/80 R16 50S
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Pirelli® MT75 120/80 R16 60S
Front Brake Type  Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  12.6 / 320
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  8.7 / 220
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.5 / 37
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Front Suspension Brand Name  Showa®
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  Showa®
Air Adjustable  No
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.48
Width (in/mm)  29.3 / 743
Height (in/mm)  42.4 / 1077
Wheelbase (in/mm)  55 / 1397
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  3.9 / 99
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  5.8
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  360 / 163
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  390 / 177
GVWR (lbs/kgs)  780 / 354
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  2.8 / 10.6
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.6 / 2.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.37
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.5 / 699
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Frame  Steel
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
Chassis Protectors  Yes
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)  24 / Limited
Generic Type (Primary)  Standard
Manufacturer Country  USA
Parent Company  Buell
Display Name  Blast®
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Underseat Storage  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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2008 Buell Blast
By Leslie Scott(Owner), Sep. 17, 2008
The Blast is a good place to start. It is easy to ride, fits most body sizes (with optional low seat, will fit the shortest, and at 5'10 the regular seat fits me fine), powerful enough engine (496CC - wouldn't race or stunt it, but do you need to do that?) and fantastic fuel economy (60-70 MPG at 2... Read Full Review


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It's a Blast....and a Bargin
By steve laudwig(Owner), Sep. 16, 2009
The bike idles rough, has a grabby clutch, and limited ability to carry luggage; all that said this thing is a blast! I've ridden bikes since I was 8 years old (now 51) and while this is not the best bike I've owned by far, it is well built and runs great for the $5K asking price. Cheap parts and ... Read Full Review


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Can't keep rear tire on it
By Tim Rae(Owner), Aug. 11, 2010
I like the bike, fun to ride, but can't keep rear tire on it, may be 1500 miles. Is this normal/ Read Full Review


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By sara(Owner), Jul. 3, 2009
I have owned a blast for a year, and in that year i have taken it in to the shop 5 times now. each time takes at least 2 weeks to get the part. I have never gotten it to idle correctly. It is also one of the least comfortable rides due to the "sit up and beg" riding angle, which would pu... Read Full Review


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