2009 Buell 1125 R

2009 Buell 1125 R pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$12,499
Type
Sport
Insurance
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Model Type
Sport
MSRP
$12,499
Dealers
Warranty
24
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Sport
Manufacturer Country
USA
Introduction Year
2008
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Buell
Display Name
1125 R
Year
2009
Make
Buell
Engine Brand Name
Helicon(TM)
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
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)
53 / 39
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)
4.4 / 6
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 Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)
5.5
Chromed
No
Tire Brand
Pirelli(R)
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(R) Diablo Corsa III 120/70 ZR-17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Pirelli(R) Diablo Corsa III 180/55 ZR-17
Brake Brand Name
ZTL(TM)
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(R)
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(R)
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
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)
390 / 177
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
Top Crown Material
Aluminum
Stand Type
Kick
Lower Fairing
Standard
Spoiler
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Upper Fairing
Standard
License Plate
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
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Tool Bag Mount
Standard
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Metallic
No
Folding
Yes
Windshield Lowers
No
Height Adjustable
No
Tinted
Yes
Height
Low
Helmet Locks
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Engine Immobilizer
Standard
Adjustable Levers
Standard
Handlebar Lock
Standard
User Reviews
4 reviews
  • Buelliful
    By  (I am an Owner) on Mar 31, 2011

    I have recently purchased an 08 Buell.

    MOTOR ;It is fantastic . Whilst it doesn't like it under 3,000 rpm and between that and 4,000 rpm it surges, beyond that it has power on tap in an instant.Let's get things in perspective .It was never designed to be a commuter, and in a strange way the ...

    Handling;It did not take me long to aclimatize to how the Buell likes to take corners.I'd say because of the 21 degree rake, it is harder to steer into the corner,and rather to brake upright and then throw it in with the power coming on nice and early. The handling is very precice and stable with alot of feedback.It will be a very hard bike to shake off in the twistes .

    To summarize ; sublime!

    Quality and reliability; I have found the mirrors fold back gradually over time at speed.I was expecting more viration from the mirrors ,but at below 7000rpm visability was ok.The bike does have a plasticky look mainly because the 'tank'is in fact plastic .The seat seems a bit flimsy and the fairing frame ,whilst attractive and modern, does look as if it is some cheap assemble yourself after part. In all it comes together to give an agressive appearance that one will not forget. Beautiful it ain't,but it looks as if it means business. The function over form statement do give the Buell a midas touch, side pods and all.

    I'm not in a position to comment on reliability as yet.

    Comfort.The bike is suprisingly comfortable for a 6' frame. The hand and legs are not cramped and everything falls into place well. The 'sharpness' and size of the switches feel different but in no way out of place. The seat is shaped nicely and I found after 100 + kilometers no real unpleasantness.With riding leathers , at best, there wasonly the slightest of a twinge that is in reality nit picking.

    I picked mine up for a $10K with only 4300Kms on it. I doubt that there is anything that will perform as the Buell does for the same price. It performs and handles as good as the best of them on the street. It oozes personality ,and will suprise many if given the chance.

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  • What a shame!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Dec 22, 2009

    It really is a shame that Erik decided to halt production on Buells, especially when he got it so right with the 1125R. Correcting all it's shortcomings from the '08s Erik really set out to make a true American sportbike different than anything anybody is used to. With the styling the only thing ...

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  • 2009 1125R buell
    By  (I am an Enthusiast) on May 20, 2009

    its a great bike to ride.

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  • Rider review
    By  (I am an Owner) on Oct 11, 2008

    The Buell 1125R is a fantastic bike that accelerates like a beast when you want to get on it. The seat is a bit rough but its great for short rides that are less than 75 miles. Personally, I think this is a much better ride than any other sport bike out there. Its handling is far beyond any other ...

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