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
Buell XB12R Firebolt - First Blast in a Long While!!! - Gopro Hero 3 Black
Put a brand new set of tyres, Conti-Sports Attack II, on the Buell this
morning and had to get it out for a play. Once I take it to some twisty
roads it will be a blast and the new tyres make a huge difference over the
rubbish that was on it when I brought the bike.
Been over a year since I've done any real riding on it.
Still Believe that the Buell Firebolt XB12R is the greatest sounding
motorcycle ever built.
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
Turbo Buell XB GoPro tank mount
For more information, check out my build website at
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!
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.
Erik Buell's EBR 1190RX: Road Test Review
Test: Loz. Music: "Buell Tune" by Cory Jach. Cameras: Loz, Noel and the
Full written review and high-res photos:
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 Best Sounding Exhaust Soundcheck & Drive
Great sound quality from this "Twin Can" D&D Exhaust setup. Craftsmanship is 9/10.
Performance gains(with tune) is 9/10. Deep, loud, orgasmic sound is 10/10!
I love how the engine shakes the camera; my GoPro definitly feels every
cylinder combustion! lol
Warning: Stunts in video were done by a professional on closed roads. Do
2008 Buell XB12R Firebolt to Lightning
With only a Salvage Title at hand, I've managed to rebuild a wrecked 2008
Buell XB12 Firebolt into the Lightning model of my dreams and getting it
passed the Transportation Safety Board's inspection. With many thanks to
TwinMotorcycles, Buellforum.nl, BuellXB.com and many others for their
respective support. A deep bow to BuellXB's forum member Typeone for giving
me the inspiration. Thanks bro.
(You can read the whole story on www.wildewereld.nl)
To get the plain modification done, these parts were replaced:
wiring harness XB12S 2008
EU headlight assy.
rear subframe modules complete, powdercoated
rear light module (tail)
rear brake fluid reservoir + line
EU blinkers + wiring
footrest front left complete
front fork assy. complete
front brake line, gas and clutch cable
shift pedal assy. complete
new lock set, complete
plastics bodywork black, complete
site stand switch
hazard signaling system
Rizoma handle bar
Lots of nuts-n-bolts-n-washers
E4 approved muffler
After the actual gender change, many parts were replaced for these ones:
Frank Parts N-type gilled flyscreen
Frank Parts upper belt guard
Frank Parts right air scoop
LSL handle bar risers 1 inch
Rizoma handle bar 22mm alu
Rizoma lower belt guard
Rizoma Speed Line grips
Rizoma LED tail section
Rizoma licence plate holder
Avon S-10 size 2 gas mask
V-Trec flip-up handles
SATO axle sliders
Free Spirits belt tensioner
Free Spirits pully cover
LSL Foot pegs
Oberon mini LED indicators
Black oil pump cover
XB 'Atomwar' dashboard plate
TM carbon airbox dick-scratch protection
Pro Series Exhaust, coated in cobra
K&N air filter + airbox mod
TM ECM remap
Tribo_Seat duo seat cover
Brembo hidden rear caliper
Braking wave rear rotor
Mototronics hazard light system
Front modules powdercoated in drk flaky grey
Clutch cable holder powdercoated in flaky grey
Breather reroute K&N without catch can
Polished rear pulley rim
Front brake rotor upgrade
Holleeder black wheel finish
It was a hell of a job but she rides like a devil, thanks to the
™ ECM flash (remap).
The slideshow might appear to be stucked with goofs but the timeline is
correct. For road legal reasons some parts have been replaced to reappear
NHDRO 1: ProStreet motorcycle drag racing Finals May Bike Fest 5-20-12
NHDRO 1: ProStreet motorcycle drag racing Finals May Bike Fest 5-20-12.
Check out some wicked turbocharged
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rookie riders learning the ropes of Prostreet with Sean MacPhee, to veteran
Champion Bud Yoder running the RMR Ronnie Mitchell built Pink turbo 2010 Suzuki Hayabusa . BallzOut Racing
brings back the LUCKY turbo Hayabusa
with Ryan Hable. Frankie Stotz shows up with his 6-second capable turbocharged Honda cbr 1000rr pro street monster,
and in the end Robbie Oakley shows up to steal the show! If you like these
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