2009 Buell Blast®

2009 Buell Blast® pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$4,795
Type
Standard
Insurance
Compare with the 2010 Buell 1125 CR 2010 Buell 1125 CR
Model Type
Standard
MSRP
$4,795
Dealers
Warranty
24
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Standard
Manufacturer Country
USA
Parent Company
Buell
Display Name
Blast(R)
Year
2009
Make
Buell
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 / 64
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 Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)
2.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)
2.8
Chromed
No
Tire Brand
Pirelli(R)
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(R) MT75 100/80 R16 50S
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Pirelli(R) 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(R)
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(R)
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
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
Seat Tail Cover
Standard
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
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Spoiler
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)
24 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Metallic
No
Underseat Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
User Reviews
5 reviews
  • Thorough knowledge
    By  (I am an Owner) on Feb 13, 2010

    I have owned a Buell Blast (bought for my wife), I have taught the MSF based Rider's Edge motorcycle safety course, and I have managed a motorcycle safety school where Blasts were in the fleet.

    I am a 41 year motorcycle rider and racer; and I have been a motorcycle instructor since ...

    I give that lengthy intro to say this with confidence: The Buell Blast is a very poor starter bike. The clutch has a vague ingagement zone where the clutch initially engages and then does not continue as you slide the clutch...then 'bam' it engages all at once. This is something that a veteran rider can overcome easily, but for the beginner rider this confuses their concept of "friction zone" and what it is supposed to do.

    Also, the bike weighs quite a bit more than comparable bikes...QUITE a bit more. The tall-ish gearing makes it a bit cumbersome in parkinglot situations. The build-quality is not on par with competing bikes, either; fitment and leaks are reminders that Harley Davidson is in the family tree. The bike shakes so much at idle that bolts have been known to back out, especially the mirrors that won't seem to stay put no matter how tight they are tightened. And the bikes love to foul plugs (a product of the "automatic choke"...which we have dubbed the "automatic JOKE").

    For a 492cc bike to shake like this and only make 27 ponies (at the rear tire) and have these collective short-comings is unsatisfactory.

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  • Perfect Starter Bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jun 14, 2009

    Having not ridden a bike in 30 years I decided life was short and bought a Blast. The bike exceeds my expecations for performance. It corners beautifully and top speed is somewhere around 95. Plenty of speed and fun for an old guy just starting out. Highly recommended and the Harley folks are ...

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  • Is a Blast
    By  (I am an Owner) on Apr 17, 2009

    I own one of these Blasts and it has been a decent bike. They are priced low, are easy to maintain, and seem pretty durable so far. I have had mine for over a year now and have not had any problems with it after 1000 miles. Another great thing is that these bikes are built here in the USA!

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  • Real Riders Think Otherwise
    By  (I am an Enthusiast) on Nov 02, 2008

    My wife has ridden a 2005 Blast for 55k miles. She has ridden it across the US 3 times. It did have one problem in that time that left her on the side of the road. The stator went bad. It was not a hard repair in the garage.

    I think the bike fits a niche that no other bike does, and that is ...

    The Blast is not junk and has proven to be dependable and fun. It is not for everyone but the unique design and great ride puts this bike in a class by itself.

    http://www.whereismaggiemae.com

    You will find a wealth of information at this site on Cross-Country travel by Blast.

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  • AVOID AVOID AVOID
    By  (I am an Owner) on Oct 27, 2008

    Poorly built, dated design, junk. Bike falls apart with minimal useage.

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