Update: check out our Buell 1125CR review.
Like the Buell 1125 R, but don’t think it’s ugly enough yet? Well then we have the bike for you. The 1125CR drops the fairing in favor of a headlight and cowl that remind us of the Suzuki B-King, gains flat bars and reduces the final drive ratio by 8 percent, making it a better bike for city streets and back roads alike. The 146bhp liquid-cooled v-twin and high-spec chassis remain intact. Kudos to Buell for not dumbing down its sportsbike-based streetfighter.
>The 1125CR will cost $11,695 and be available in either black or red. Erik Buell describes his new creation as, “Part superbike and part streetfighter, the 1125CR is my vision of a 21st century cafe racer. It’s got Clubman-style bars and a flyscreen instead of a fairing. Then we geared it down to optimize acceleration.”
While the 1125CR isn’t the most exciting new model we’ve seen recently, it will further diversify the company’s range. We’re excited to see a factory streetfighter that maintains the full performance of its sportier sibling, even if it does make us want to scratch out our eyes.