Buell M2 Cyclone 1200: review, history, specs

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Buell M2
Manufacturer
Also called Cyclone
Production 1997 - 2002
Class Naked
Engine
V-twin, air-cooled, 4-stroke
Bore / Stroke 88.6mm x 88.6mm
Compression ratio 10:1
Top Speed 126 mph (203 km/h)
Horsepower 93.47 HP (69.7 KW) @ 6100RPM
Torque 83.35 ft/lbs (113.0 Nm) @ 5600RPM
Air Filter K&N BU-1297 `97-02[1]
Spark Plug NGK DCPR7E '98-02
Battery YUASA YTX20L-BS '98-02
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: Belt
Suspension Front: 43mm Showa forks
Rear: Showa shock absorber
Brakes Front: Single disc with 6-piston calipers
Rear: Single disc with 2-piston calipers
Front Tire 120/70x17
Rear Tire 170/60x17
Wheelbase 55.51 inches (1410 mm)
Seat Height 29.49 inches (749 mm)
Weight 434.31 pounds (197.0 Kg) (dry), 197.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-171[1]
Fuel Capacity 4.99 Gallon (18.90 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 0.60 liters/100 km (166.7 km/l or 392.03 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Buell M2 Cyclone was a V-twin, air-cooled, 4-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Buell between 1997 and 2002. It could reach a top speed of 126 mph (203 km/h). Max torque was 83.35 ft/lbs (113.0 Nm) @ 5600 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 93.47 HP (69.7 KW) @ 6100 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled V-twin, air-cooled, 4-stroke. A 88.6mm bore x 88.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1203.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70x17 front tire and a 170/60x17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc with 6-piston calipers in the front and a Single disc with 2-piston calipers in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm Showa forks while the rear was equipped with a Showa shock absorber. 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 55.51 inches (1410 mm) long.


History[edit]

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.


Engine[edit]

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.

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

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.



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2002 Buell M2 Cyclone[edit]

2002 Buell M2 Cyclone

The M2 Cyclone was released in 1997 and then revived in 2001. Both have the same 1203cc, V-twin, air cooled, 4 stroke engine, which can develop around 93 horsepower at 6100rpm and a maximum torque of 112 Nm at 5600rpm.


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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.