Buell XB12R

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Buell XB12R
Manufacturer
Also called Fireball
Production 04-08
Engine
1200cc
Spark Plug DCPR8E '04-08
Battery YTX14-BS '04-08
Front Tire 120/70-17 '04-08
Rear Tire 180/55-17 '04-08
Weight
Manuals Service Manual


The Buell XB12R is a motorcycle produced by Buell from 2004 to 2008.

Buell introduced the XB frame in the 2002 XB9R Firebolt sportbike. [1] The XB12R Firebolt was introduced in 2004 and was initially sold alongside the smaller displacement Firebolt XB9R.[2]

The XB powertrain still had its roots with the Harley Sportster powertrain, and was designed for both projects.[3] Unfortunately, it was designed by Harley with minimum input from Buell.[3] A turbocharger was to be sourced from Aerocharger to help pump the XB horsepower to 150hp, but the Aerocharger supplier deal fell through and thus Buell began development of a turbo in-house.[3] That project was a failure, despite "millions of dollars" spent.[3]

Before the first XB was sold, the cost was well over the target, leading to a sales price increase from the original price point of $7995 to $9995.[3] It was a popular bike, but never sold at Harley marketing departments expected volume, partly due to the significantly higher price.[3]


2004[edit]

2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt in Black
2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt in Black
2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt in Black
2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt in Black
2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt in Black
2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt in Black
2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt in Black
2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt in Black
2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt in Black


2005[edit]

2005 Buell XB12R in Blue
2005 Buell XB12R in Blue
2005 Buell XB12R in Blue
2005 Buell XB12R in Blue
2005 Buell XB12R in Blue
2005 Buell XB12R in Blue


References[edit]

  1. Motorcyclist.com Buell XB9R Firebolt road test
  2. Motorcyclist.com 2004 Buell XB12R and XB12S Motorcycles First Ride
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Anderson, Steve. "The Demise of the Buell Motorcycle Company", Cycle World, 2010-05. Retrieved on 24 March 2010.




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