Buell XB9R Firebolt

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Buell XB9R Firebolt
Manufacturer
Production 2002 - 2007
Class Naked
Engine
air-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin, pushrod OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Horsepower 91.99 HP (68.6 KW) @ 7200RPM
Torque 72.28 ft/lbs (98.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Air Filter K&N BU-9003 `02-07[1]
Spark Plug NGK DCPR8E '04
Battery YUASA YTX14-BS '04
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: kevlar belt

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Belt `02[2]
Suspension Front: Showa adjustable upside-down fork
Rear: Showa adjustable, low-mounted mono-shock
Brakes Front: single 375mm ZTL-type disc, 6-piston caliper
Rear: single 230mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 52.01 inches (1321 mm)
Length 76.18 inches (1935 mm)
Width 28.11 inches (714 mm)
Seat Height 30.51 inches (775 mm)
Weight 175.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter Fram PH4967
Manuals Service Manual


The Buell XB9R Firebolt was a air-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin, pushrod OHV, 2 valves per cylinder Naked motorcycle produced by Buell between 2002 and 2007. Max torque was 72.28 ft/lbs (98.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 91.99 HP (68.6 KW) @ 7200 RPM.


Overview[edit]

Buell introduced the XB frame in the 2002 XB9R Firebolt sportbike. [3] The XB12R Firebolt was introduced in 2004 and was initially sold alongside the smaller displacement Firebolt XB9R.[4]

The XB powertrain still had its roots with the Harley Sportster powertrain, and was designed for both projects.[5] Unfortunately, it was designed by Harley with minimum input from Buell.[5] 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.[5] That project was a failure, despite "millions of dollars" spent.[5]

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.[5] It was a popular bike, but never sold at Harley marketing departments expected volume, partly due to the significantly higher price.[5]


Engine[edit]

A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 984.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single 375mm ZTL-type disc, 6-piston caliper in the front and a single 230mm disc, 1-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a Showa adjustable upside-down fork while the rear was equipped with a Showa adjustable, low-mounted mono-shock. The wheelbase was 52.01 inches (1321 mm) long.


2003[edit]

2005[edit]


2002 Buell XB9R Firebolt[edit]

2002 Buell XB9R Firebolt

The 2002 MY Buell XB9R Firebolt has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 984cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission that can reach a maximum power output of 92 horsepower and 97 Nm of torque.

It also comes with features such as a single seat, rear-mounted foot pegs, a large, 375mm, ZTL-type front brake with a 6-piston caliper, cast-aluminum wheels, a nose-fairing with a small windscreen, an under-belly exhaust system, a Showa adjustable upside-down fork coupled to an adjustable, low-mounted, Showa mono-shock rear suspension, an analogue and digital instrument cluster, dual headlights and a hollow frame and subframe, that double as fuel and oil tanks.


2003 Buell XB9R Firebolt[edit]

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The 2003 MY Buell XB9R Firebolt is a powerful, liter-class roadster that comes with standard fittings such as a single seat, rear-mounted foot pegs, a large, 375mm, ZTL-type front brake with a 6-piston caliper, cast-aluminum wheels, a nose-fairing with a small windscreen, an under-belly exhaust system, a Showa adjustable upside-down fork coupled to an adjustable, low-mounted, Showa mono-shock rear suspension, an analogue and digital instrument cluster, dual headlights and a hollow frame and subframe, that double as fuel and oil tanks.

In the engine department it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 984cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission that produces a claimed 92 horsepower and 97 Nm of torque.


2004 Buell XB9R Firebolt[edit]

2004 Buell XB9R Firebolt

The 2004 MY Buell XB9R is mainly addressed to those riders who make zero compromises when it comes to performance, but still prefer American built machines. It boasts a maximum power output of 92 horsepower and 97 Nm of torque from its four-stroke, air-cooled, 984cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse that was mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar belt final drive.

In addition, it comes with a single seat, rear-mounted foot pegs, a large, 375mm, ZTL-type front brake with a 6-piston caliper, cast-aluminum wheels, a nose-fairing with a small windscreen, an under-belly exhaust system, a Showa adjustable upside-down fork coupled to an adjustable, low-mounted, Showa mono-shock rear suspension, an analogue and digital instrument cluster, dual headlights and a hollow frame and subframe, that double as fuel and oil tanks.


2005 Buell XB9R Firebolt[edit]

2005 Buell XB9R Firebolt 2005 Buell XB9R Firebolt

The 2005 MY Buell XB9R Firebolt comes wit features such as a single seat, rear-mounted foot pegs, a large, 375mm, ZTL-type front brake with a 6-piston caliper, cast-aluminum wheels, a nose-fairing with a small windscreen, an under-belly exhaust system, a Showa adjustable upside-down fork coupled to an adjustable, low-mounted, Showa mono-shock rear suspension, an analogue and digital instrument cluster, dual headlights and a hollow frame and subframe, that double as fuel and oil tanks.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 984cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar-reinforced belt final drive, and can produce a claimed 92 horsepower and 97 Nm of torque.


2006 Buell XB9R Firebolt[edit]

2006 Buell XB9R Firebolt 2006 Buell XB9R Firebolt 2006 Buell XB9R Firebolt

If you are on the market for a powerful, liter-class roadster with its engine proudly displayed, then the 2006 MY Buell XB9R Firebolt may be the right choice for you. It sports a four-stroke, air-cooled, 984cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 92 horsepower and 97 Nm of torque.

Also, it comes with a a single seat, rear-mounted foot pegs, a large, 375mm, ZTL-type front brake with a 6-piston caliper, cast-aluminum wheels, a nose-fairing with a small windscreen, an under-belly exhaust system, a Showa adjustable upside-down fork coupled to an adjustable, low-mounted, Showa mono-shock rear suspension, an analogue and digital instrument cluster, dual headlights and a hollow frame and subframe, that double as fuel and oil tanks.


2007 Buell XB9R Firebolt[edit]

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The American engineers from Buell have designed the 2007 MY XB9R Firebolt roadster to fit the taste of both naked fans and sport-bike fans, alike. It comes with innovative features such as a single seat, rear-mounted foot pegs, a large, 375mm, ZTL-type front brake with a 6-piston caliper, cast-aluminum wheels, a nose-fairing with a small windscreen, an under-belly exhaust system, a Showa adjustable upside-down fork coupled to an adjustable, low-mounted, Showa mono-shock rear suspension, an analogue and digital instrument cluster, dual headlights and a hollow frame and subframe, that double as fuel and oil tanks.

In addition, it boasts a maximum power output of 92 horsepower and 97 Nm of torque from its air-cooled, four-stroke, 984cc, 45-degree V-Twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a low-maintenance, Kevlar-reinforced, belt final drive.

References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 
  3. Motorcyclist.com Buell XB9R Firebolt road test
  4. Motorcyclist.com 2004 Buell XB12R and XB12S Motorcycles First Ride
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Anderson, Steve. "The Demise of the Buell Motorcycle Company", Cycle World, 2010-05. Retrieved on 24 March 2010.