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BUELL INTRODUCES XBRR PRODUCTION RACING MOTORCYCLE - January 23, 2006, 11:36 AM

Race-use-only bike brings Buell full circle
http://www.buell.com/en_us/news_events/newsdetail.asp?news_id=783
BUELL INTRODUCES XBRR PRODUCTION RACING MOTORCYCLE

Race-use-only bike brings Buell full circle
EAST TROY, Wis. -- (Monday, January 23, 2006) Erik Buell and company come full circle with the introduction of the 2007 Buell XBRR, a limited-edition production racing motorcycle designed exclusively for closed course competition. A spiritual successor to Buell’s first motorcycle, the 1983 RW750, the XBRR is poised to change the face of privateer racing with a professional-level, race-ready, production-based platform featuring top-shelf racing technology and typical Buell innovation.
“The XBRR combines the current culmination of Buell’s leading edge chassis technology and Harley-Davidson’s air-cooled V-Twin powertrain development in a platform designed by and developed for dedicated racers,” said Erik Buell, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, Buell Motorcycle Company.
For Erik Buell, the XBRR marks a return to his racing roots. As a successful privateer road racer early in his career, Buell eventually built his own race bikes for the AMA's then-premier Formula 1 class. The RW750 was a hand-built race bike, and it became the first official Buell motorcycle. Two were produced before the AMA discontinued the class after 1985. Buell then translated his race-bred design principles into a line of successful street bikes leading up to the current XB platform.
The Buell XBRR features a modified XB Thunderstorm 1339cc (103.6mm bore x 79.4mm stroke) air/oil-cooled V-Twin motor rated at 150-hp (measured at the crankshaft). The engine is fed by a dual-downdraft 62mm throttle-body electronic fuel injection system and a ram-air intake system integrated with a new wind-tunnel developed carbon fiber fairing.
The XBRR is the first production Buell since the 1988-89 RR1200 to feature a full fairing. Its lightweight carbon design integrates ducts for cooling of the engine and oil cooler. The fairing was extensively wind tunnel tested to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag.
The XBRR chassis is the revolutionary XB design with fuel-in-the-frame and oil-in-the-swingarm, modified with a billet axle adjustment system and chain-drive to allow gearing changes for different race tracks. Suspension travel is managed by fully adjustable Ohlins units, with 43mm front forks and a remote-reservoir rear shock.
A new ZTL2 (Zero Torsional Load) eight-piston front caliper grabs a standard XB front rotor providing outstanding braking performance, but with less weight than conventional designs. New XBRR six-spoke magnesium wheels weigh 33 percent less than standard XB wheels.
Instruments include tachometer, indicator lamps for shift, power on and low oil pressure. The XBRR features a unique Buell Racing paint scheme.
Buell XBRR features:
  • 1339cc (81.7 cid) Thunderstorm Powertrain:
    • 4.080 inch (103.6 mm) bore and 3.125 inch (79.4mm) stroke
    • 12.5:1 compression ratio
    • Dual 62 mm down-draft fuel-injection throttle bodies
    • WAVE-analyzed header and mass-centralized muffler
    • 150+ peak engine horsepower at 8000 rpm (per SAE J607)
    • 100 ft. lbs. peak engine torque at 6500 rpm (per SAE J607)
  • Black 6-Spoke Cast Magnesium Racing wheels:
    • Front: 3.5 inch (88.9mm) x 17 inch (431.8mm) wheel with 120/70R-17 tire
    • Rear: 5.5 inch (139.7mm) x 17 inch (431.8mm) wheel with 190/55R-17 tire
  • Buell ZTL2reversed rotor front brake with eight-piston Nissin caliper
  • Ram Air system integrated with full racing fairing
  • Carbon fiber bodywork
  • 43mm Ohlins adjustable front suspension with inverted forks
  • Ohlins fully-adjustable rear suspension with coil-over monoshock with remote reservoir
  • 55-degree lean angle (hard contact)
  • 30.5-inch (775 mm) seat height
  • 21-degree rake and 3.4-inch (86 mm) trail
  • Cast-aluminum swingarm with billet axle adjustment system
    • Center position wheelbase 52.8 inches (1341 mm)
    • Range wheelbase 51.8 - 53.8 inches (1315 mm - 1367 mm)
  • Buell Racing paint scheme
  • To accommodate eligibility in a wide variety of racing classes, an engine modification kit will be available to help conform the XBRR to a wide range of class regulations.
Buell will produce 50 XBRR motorcycles with a short initial run in late February and the balance made in April. U.S. MSRP is $30,995.
It is illegal for anyone to ride this motorcycle on public roads. The Buell XBRR motorcycle does not meet NHTSA or EPA regulations for on road use. This motorcycle may only be used on closed courses. We reserve the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring obligations. Vehicle and accessory specifications may vary from country to country depending on local laws. Some features and accessories are not available in certain countries. Be aware that many countries prohibit the importation, registration and/or use of vehicles and accessories not built to their countries specifications. Check with your local dealer for details.
Buell Motorcycle Company, a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson, Inc., produces sport motorcycles, motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel. To learn more about Buell motorcycles, visit your local Buell dealer today and experience the pure streetfighter attitude, style and performance only found on board a Buell. Pull into www.buell.com for the Buell dealer nearest you.
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January 23, 2006, 11:59 AM

Should be a wheelie little happy devil. I always kind of like the Buell looks. I know I am in the minority on this board.
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January 23, 2006, 02:57 PM

Don't know how to post pics yet but here is a link. No much to see though.
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Have you seen the results of this poll?

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/getVote.jsp?pn=buell0123


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January 25, 2006, 07:19 PM

Yeah I voted for "who cares" on that poll.

Like it says, the really really interesting factor is whether it will even be legal to race in FX. According to Buell, the bike is "made specifically" for racing and is absolutely not street legal, nor will it meet epa regulations.

The AMA Rulebook states that all FX machines must be based on production street motorcycles available to the public. Obviously this bike is not.

Buell's replay is that it's a modified XB chassis and motor. Right.

You could take a "modified" R-6 frame and motor and be damn near a GP bike.


I guess we shall see...


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Have you seen the results of this poll?

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/getVote.jsp?pn=buell0123
That is funny....lol
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January 26, 2006, 07:28 PM

Hope you don't mind if I put in a few thoughts.. AMA rules for FX state that air cooled V-twins are allowed UNLIMITED modifications (so long as they stay within displacement restrictions).

That said....

This new machine is clearly a Buell XB. The engine, while heavily modified is basically, an XB motor (or if you prefer a Harley Motor)... They allow aftermarket/custom fairings.. hence the full fairing design does not have to mirror the street machine upon which it is based. So far, this bike has not broken any rules..

Is it possible that all this hubbub is wrought from a few words written by some Harley Davidson Cruiser Ad person.. Clueless with regard to anything that doesn't have 150 lbs of chrome and fringe on it?

Oh.. and by the way.. if you think the Yamaha, Honda etc. FX bikes are something you can pick up at the local dealer.. then you really haven't a clue about what they mean by.. "Formula Extreme". As for the price tag. Hey, if a team could pick up a bike that was ready to go racing from the factory out of the box.. At $31K, it'd be the best bargin in a motorcycle they'd seen in .. well.. decades.

Oh and almost forgot.. When was the last time you saw a 'Street Legal' Formula Extreme motorcycle? Please..

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January 26, 2006, 08:01 PM

You're absolutely right. However, American Honda's 600RR started life as just that, a 600RR. There is no such thing as a street bike called the XBRR for this racebike to have began life as.

Like I said, I see how they came up with this. What they should have done, though, is homologated this machine in a street legal format and let people build the rest, like every other manufacturer does.

This is nothing but semantics, though. THe masses still won't race it.


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They need to fix the 5 gear problem.


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January 27, 2006, 08:05 AM

Wood-Have the masses ever raced to buy a Buell? My take? This is a great effort by the factory to help those who want to race-race. Now, I'll have no retort to those who want to compare Buell's to repli-racers because BMC did finally build "their" version of a race bike.

btw-I voted in that poll that it doesn't matter-BMC will never beat UJM in racing. Too much ground to make up and not enough power can be squeezed out of that twin.
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January 27, 2006, 08:10 AM

I predict Buell might actually podium in this class once or twice. After all the engine is only 800 c.c.s larger than everyone else. After that HRC Japan will come back and take over the class that they bought and now own.


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I predict Buell might actually podium in this class once or twice. After all the engine is only 800 c.c.s larger than everyone else. After that HRC Japan will come back and take over the class that they bought and now own.
Looks like Mamaha is taking over the payments on that class this year.


btw - UJM = Universal Japanese Motorcycle


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