Buell M2 Cyclone 1200

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Buell M2
BUELL M2 Cyclone MK2
Manufacturer Buell
Also called Cyclone
Production 98-02
Engine 1200cc
Sparkplug DCPR7E '98-02
Battery YTX20L-BS '98-02
Front Tire 120/70-17 '98-02
Rear Tire 170/60-17 '98-02
Manuals Service Manual
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The Buell M2 Cyclone was a v2, four-stroke naked bike motorcycle produced between 1997 and 2002. It could reach a top speed of 126 mph (203 km/h). Max torque was 85.05 ft/lbs (115.3 Nm) @ 4900 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 89.04 HP (66.4 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

2000 Buell M2 Cyclone

The Buell M2 Cyclone was produced from 1997 to 2002. It was in the middle of the Buell line up between the fast and light S1 Lightning and the comfortable but heavier S3 Thunderbolt. The S1 Lightning being the fastest and lightest of the bunch but offered a very narrow seat due to its minimalist approach for weight saving in this sport bike. The S3 Thunderbolt was a touring bike that offered a bigger wider seat and more comfortable riding position but was also a heavier motorcycle. The M2 Cyclone filled the gap between the sport and touring models with a bigger seat than the S1 Lightning and lighter and faster than the S3 Thunderbolt. The M2 was only available with the 1,200cc engine and five-speed transmission. The frame was of the tubular steel type.


The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 88.8mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1203.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 10.0:1 compression ratio.


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. The final drive was via belt.


It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 170/60-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The M2 Cyclone was fitted with a 4.99 Gallon (18.90 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 434.31 pounds (197.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.0 inches (1397 mm) long.


2000 Buell M2 Cyclone in Yellow
2000 Buell M2 Cyclone in Yellow
2000 Buell M2 Cyclone in Yellow
2000 Buell M2 Cyclone in Yellow

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