2010 Buell Firebolt XB12R | Preview

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Buell XB12R Preview

For 2010 Buell takes on the world with a versatile line-up of 2010 motorcycles designed to inspire riders to achieve their ultimate performance. The Firebolt XB12R motorcycle combines sport performance and pure V-Twin muscle at an excellent value.

The innovative design of the XB12R breaks all sportbike convention. Its light weight, razor-sharp agility and torque-rich V-Twin powerplant make it a potent canyon carver that looks and feels like no other motorcycle on the road.

Buell sportbikes strike a unique balance of real-world and race track performance. Their unique styling, aggressive ergonomics and premium components combine to deliver the ultimate, intuitive sport riding experience.

Each Buell model is designed utilizing the Buell Trilogy of Technology – chassis rigidity, centralized mass, and low unsprung weight – to produce a motorcycle which responds instantly to rider input.


> Buell Thunderstorm 1203cc air/oil/fancooled

> 45-degree V-Twin engine with DDFI 3

> Electronic Fuel Injection ECM

> Fuel in Frame Intuitive Response Chassis

> Rigid cast-aluminum swingarm doubles as engine oil reservoir

> Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings

> Goodyear Hibrex final drive belt with Flexten

> Plus technology with a constant-tension pulley for smoother on/off throttle transitions

> Underslung Buell InterActive Exhaust

> 6-spoke, cast aluminum wheels

> Steel braided brake lines

> Fully adjustable 43 mm Showa® inverted fork

> Fully adjustable Showa® rear shock absorber

> Adjustable hand controls> New Sunfire Yellow color choice


> New Master cylinder piston seals for improved brake feel

> New LED taillight

> New Clear-lens front and rear turn signals

> New Thin-film airbox graphics and fly cut brake logos

> New Second oxygen sensor and updated EFI calibration improves fuel economy and drivability

> Buell ZTL2 four-pad, eight-piston front brake

> Blacked-out engine, frame, forks and other components

> Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tires

> Cosmetic frame protectors

> Clip-on style handlebar

> Aerodynamic front fairing withtinted windscreen

> Perforated textured seat

> Removable tail cowl over passenger seat

> Dual projector-beam headlamps

> Aggressive, athletic riding position