Buell MOTORCYCLE REVIEWS

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Buell Motorbike Reviews

Overall Rating

4.4 / 5
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Rider Rating - 9 Reviews

Value for money
4.7 / 5
Comfort
3.8 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
3.9 / 5
Quality Reliability
4.2 / 5

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Why Choose a Buell Motorbike?

Buell Motorcycle Company is no longer in existence but its impact on the two-wheel industry can still be felt six years after it stopped building motorbikes independently.

The manufacturer carried on as a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson under the Erik Buell Racing moniker between 2009 and 2015 when things came to an end.

All in all, the brand was never around long enough to properly take off however after just over 25 years in existence, the manufacturer sold more than 100,000 units.

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Buell motorbike rider reviews

Thinking about buying a Buell? Some decisions are easier made when you know what like-minded people think.

That’s why we’ve asked other Buell owners to review their motorcycles, giving their opinions on Value, Quality and more.

Riders can even leave comments so that you get the most information possible before making your decision.

Scroll down and have a look through what Buell owners really think about their motorbikes. Their experiences may help you make a more informed decision.

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Reviews

Buell Motorbike Reviews

We asked customers of The Bike Insurer to review their motorbikes. Real Buell owners gave their bikes a score of 4.4 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

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Ian
Overall rating
3/5
Buell 1125 R
I'd always had a yen to own a Buell; deliberately went for a non Harley engine as they are cheaper and I can't understand why anyone would prefer a Harley lump when you... I'd always had a yen to own a Buell; deliberately went for a non Harley engine as they are cheaper and I can't understand why anyone would prefer a Harley lump when you could have a Rotax built to Erik Buell's specification. Unfortunately I found the experience distinctly underwhelming, possibly compounded by high expectations. The bike is a thing of beauty but the riding position is not very comfortable and just weird. If you have legs as long as mine (33 inch inside leg) the pegs are too high and too far forward. The fairing doesn't keep your head out of the wind if you are six foot tall.

There is plenty of power but the delivery feels lazy and therefore unexciting. There appears to be surprisingly little torque for a big V twin, but you get some vibes through the bars to remind you it is a twin. The front brake takes a bit of getting used to but does deliver awesome stopping power with little lever pressure. Despite the reputation for handling my bike felt a little skittish on anything other than a completely smooth surface, but that might have been down to tyres. Anyhow did not inspire confidence.

The switch gear is just plain cheap and nasty making it irritating to use and every so often the cancel on the indicators sticks meaning you can't cancel; which moves the poor quality issue from irritating to dangerous.

Overall I still love the quirky engineering but from now on will be admiring it from afar.

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
3 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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2 months ago
Andrew
Overall rating
5/5
Buell XB9 R FIREBOLT

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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2 months ago
Ashley
Overall rating
5/5
Buell XB12 R FIREBOLT
Fantastic bike,love owning it,last fire breathing air cooled bike.Years ahead of its time and still super hi tech in comparison to most bikes,its a fun bike which is what... Fantastic bike,love owning it,last fire breathing air cooled bike.Years ahead of its time and still super hi tech in comparison to most bikes,its a fun bike which is what its all about surely.

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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4 months ago
Mark
Overall rating
4/5
Buell XB12 LIGHTNING STT
as an older rider who has ridden bikes all my life i find this model perfect ,it small quick enough and handles as well as any bike i have ridden be it british italian or... as an older rider who has ridden bikes all my life i find this model perfect ,it small quick enough and handles as well as any bike i have ridden be it british italian or jap this is my second of this model

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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6 months ago
Nh
Overall rating
5/5
Buell 1125 R
Second Buell. The other is the tourer, this one is for going out for fun. Brilliant, knife sharp handling and insane power to weight ratio. It's a keeper. Second Buell. The other is the tourer, this one is for going out for fun. Brilliant, knife sharp handling and insane power to weight ratio.
It's a keeper.

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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9 months ago
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