2010 Buell range: you call this progress?

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While we’re disappointed not to see any new models, the 2010 Buell range does bring a host of important tweaks. Perhaps most importantly, all models receive revised brakes in the form of a new front master cylinder, but there’s also LED rear lights and new turn signals across the range. We’ll detail the changes model-by-model below.
Buell 1125CR:
The optional flat bars become standard, further differentiating the CR
from the R. New graphics help reduce the visual weight of the huge side
pods, while the new black and white color scheme really helps improve
the looks. Like the R, there’s also a new sight glass on the engine
case for easier oil-level checks. There’s also a battery tender plug
integrated into the wiring harness.

Buell 1125R:
Polished stainless steel headers, that sight window, batter tender
plug, black triple clamp and wheels. Yawn. More interesting is the $499
optional lower fairing that’s shared with the controversial Buell

Buell Firebolt XB12R:
Yellow Paint! There’s also a second o2 sensor  for improved driveability, cooling and fuel economy.

Buell Ulysses XB12X:
A brighter shade of yellow plus a blacked-out frame, swingarm,
flyscreen, triple clamps and footrests. The Ulysses also gets the new
o2 sensor. The new airscoop looks great.

Buell Ulysses XB12XT:
Optional black paint, Pirelli Angel ST and STE tires and that cool new airscoop.

Buell Lightning XB12Ss:
The Lightning for fatties gets that o2 sensor and Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires like the 2010 Buell Lightning XB12SX.

Buell Lightning XB12Scg:
The Lightning for midgets also gets the o2 sensor and the Scorpion Syncs.

Buell Lightning CityX XB9Sx:
The Lightning for pretentious city folk gets new “Kick Ash” translucent grey bodywork and the new o2 sensor.

  • M.P.

    The front on the 1125r looks like it’s off of a CAR! What is that? 3 FEET wide?! LOL!!

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      The fairing’s huge, but it creates a a nice big shelter from the wind.

  • Sean Jordan

    But did you see the new Buell Blast?!?! You must check out the link!


  • http://www.fetherston.tumblr.com fetherston

    Wow, you guys seem enthused.

    The sight window looks like a mega-afterthought and a leak waiting to happen.

  • http://www.moonlakevintage.com james

    The air scoops on the 1125 have a vagina look to them. And not a nice vagina look either. Does someone at Buell have the complete Seka movie collection? I don’t want to buy a new bike and look as though I’m getting sloppy seconds. The designers at Buell need to sharpen their pencils. It’s like their using that pencil you get in the 1st grade that’s as big as a rolling pin. I want Buell to be the best but just like most BMW motorcycles I find them interesting but I haven’t bought one yet. Have you noticed used Buells don’t hold their value. I actual like the old tube frame Buells better. Gas tank, engine, tires, and the big round headlight.

  • Ben

    Hell, if they announced “100% improved quality control” as a new feature and nothing else, they might have some more interested parties. Any time I get interested in a Buell, I remember the countless disaster stories.

  • Telekom

    That bike looks like it crashed into the ugly tree on the way to Uglyville, during an ugly storm on National Ugly Day. It’s uggerly.

  • chili sv

    Can’t wait for the translucent gray. Good to see them taking cues from the ’99 iMacs. Very hip.

  • zanon

    The translucent bodywork actually looks awesome.

  • rich

    Front wheel and brake looks like a yamaha logo.

  • Mike

    Besides the lobster claws I love it. I have a XB12R that I love, could not imagine it with 147 HP and 10.5K RPM! Wow it HAS to be fast!

  • Alec

    I own a ’05 XB12SCG I love it. I dont know what the hell SCG model is for midget thing is. I know 6′ guys that like that height to ride. where does it say u have to be on your toes any time your on a bike. If you dont like Buell don’t buy Buell its that easy!