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Buell XB9R Firebolt

Year of specifications 2006
Engine 984 cc, 45° V-Twin
Transmission 5-speed, chain
Top speed -
0-60 MPH -
Horsepower 92 hp @ 7500 rpm
Weight 174 kg / 385 lbs
Seat height 776 mm / 30.5 inches

The Buell XB9R Firebolt, like all buell's packs a few suprises. The hollow twin-spar aluminium frame also holds the fuel, the rear swingarm holds the oil for the dry-sump engine, the exhaust is positioned directly under the engine, and the brakes feature rim mounted discs at the front gripped by six-piston calipers. The suspension is handled by fully adjustable Showa forks and monoshock.

Power for the Buell XB9R Firebolt comes from a Harley-Davidson based 45 degree V-Twin tuned by Buell with the addition of a fuel injection system and large capacity airbox positioned where the fuel tank is usually found.

All these innovations result in a low center of gravity and a unique, aggresive style.

A short article on Buell's radical engineering.

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