My Buell XB12R Firebolt at the local Drag Club. *Unfortunately a bit out of focus*.
Best time to date down the 1/8th mile is 7.60s. Typically I run 7.70-7.75s all day long with 1.8s 60' times. This run wasn't particually good and from memory it was a 7.9s pass. Launch bike at ~3000rpm.
Trap speed typically 90-91mph and my experience to date seems to strongly indicate that the Buell is very sensitive to Air temperature changes.
At the end of the day it's a pretty fun and easy bike to drag race.
Bike: 2006 Buell XB12r Firebolt, Remus pipes, Race ECU
Yamaha R1 vs Buell XB12R
Not Racing, just a spirited ride, Started with a quick tire warmup on the
off ramps then off to the mountains. Yamaha R1 & Buell XB12R
Buell XB12 SuperTT follows BMW and R6
The camera is mounted on the speedo of the Buell. That's why it is a bit
shaky. The video was made on the racetrack of Lédenon (France).
Die Kamera wurde mit einem Saugnapf auf dem Tacho der Buell montiert, darum
wackelt es teilweise recht stark. Die Aufnahmen wurden auf der Rennstrecke
von Lédenon (Südfrankreich) gemacht.
Turbo Buell XB GoPro tank mount
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A short ride around the block with the GoPro mounted with their suction cup
mount. This mount does a much better job than the handlebar mount but the
camera still vibrates a good bit.
The Boost controller is set to
~15psi in every gear.
The bike is running a bit rich at that Boost level which causes the couple of
stutters during hard acceleration at 2:35 and 6:10.
The slipping clutch is evident in the 4th and 5th gear pull at 6:12.
The GoPro picks up an occasional rattle noise when the intake plumbing
slightly vibrates against the tank cover (what the GoPro suction cup is
At 8:58 a guy in a white SUV asks what kind of bike it is and at 10:08 and
12:48 I talk to a guy riding a Triumph. He asks if it's a 500, haha!
At 10:40 a woman tries to cut me off.....Grrr!
Grabbed Front Brake in Turn - Buell Lowside Motorcycle Crash
Buell crashes on a section of Mulholland known as "the Snake" The rider
had knee and ankle road rash. With assistance was able to ride the bike
home. The Sheriff who arrived almost immediately witnessed the accident.
Here is another video of the same crash from a different angle -
Buell Vs Deer Crash 8-11-2013
Before you troll and comment your "expert" advice, please read through all
the comments and my replies to get the whole story. I didn't just grab the
front brake. I applied BOTH front and rear brakes in an attempt to do an
emergency straight stop. I admit my main mistake was swerving my body to
the left out of reflex to avoid the deer. That threw off the weight and
then the front wheel gave out.
For those who say that I should have stayed straight, it would not have
been any better. Although, I didn't stop completely, the brakes did slow me
just enough to miss hitting the deer. At only 35-40 mph, it would not have
been enough to just go "straight through" the deer. I would have hit it mid
section and gone down anyway or even worse possibly flip over the bike from
impact and could have hurt my back.
Finally put this vid together. Damn baby deer ran out in front of my
buell.. Bike was totaled and I walked away with a broken ankle and road
rash to arms and legs. Bike suffered frame damage and entire left side. Got
a new buell one week later :)
Ride Safe out there! Always wear full and proper gear! I know I'll be
wearing a full jacket from now on!
Live to Ride! Ride to Live!
Buell XB12R Wrecks Following a Ducati 1198
My buddy riding his Buell XB12R following a Ducati 1198 ends up wrecking
when he doesn't commit to a bend. His riding and lines were on point but I
think coming in hot on the previous bend and almost going wide spooked him
out and he stands the bike up and runs straight into the ditch. Bike and
rider had minor scratches, but rode home fine :-).
Please excuse video quality, made with a 1st generation GoPro :-)
Buell XB12R Firebolt - Twisty Road Fun
Riding the Buell XB12R Firebolt in some very challenging conditions. A lot
tighter then it looks!! Luckily the Harley powered Buell had got plenty of
power to pull the Iron Horse through the corners.
Great shame that they stopped building them as they are amazing fun to