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Restyled Buell City X XB9SX

Buell City X XB9SX

26th January 2009

A restyled version of the Buell City X XB9SX – one of the best-selling bikes in the Buell range – will be introduced as a new addition to the 2009 line-up. The aggressively-styled streetfighter takes an even more uncompromising twist with a new fully blacked-out model, at the affordable on the road price of £5,865.

Designed specifically for the urban environment, the middleweight City X includes features such as an upright rider position, wide Supermoto style handle bars and intuitive handling to help the rider negotiate potholes and dodge through traffic – making it a streetfighter in its own league.

A new black powdercoat finish adds to Buell’s contemporary dark underground feel for 2009 and has been applied to the frame, swingarm, engine, fork tubes, triple clamps, brake calipers and other components.

The broad powerband of the Buell Thunderstorm™ 984 V-Twin engine, delivers a claimed 79 Nm/58 ft lbs of torque, allowing the XB9SX to pull briskly away from traffic, while the new saddle shape lowers the seat height by 33mm to 764mm. Hand deflectors, dual headlight grilles and frame pucks fend off minor cosmetic damage and Pirelli Scorpion Sync tyres provide excellent grip on all road surfaces.

With the credit crunch-beating price of £5,865 on the road for the all-black version and additional colour options of Hero blue and Cherry bomb red at £6160 OTR, Buell® City X XB9SX riders certainly won’t go unnoticed – whether carving up the city streets or blasting along a B-road.

“The introduction of the dark version of the City X is an exciting new prospect” says Buell UK and Ireland Brand Manager Andrew McIndoe. “We’ve had a huge amount of interest in the liquid-cooled 1125R and 1125CR, but this is a reminder to existing customers and motorcyclists considering buying a Buell that our air-cooled range still has something to offer to riders of all ages.”

For further information on availability or to book a test ride, please contact your local Buell dealer. Information on your nearest dealership can be found at or by phoning customer services on 0870 904 9984. Alternatively, visitors to the 2009 Buell Performance Academy events will have the opportunity to ride the City X on road and track. For further information or to book a place at an event, please visit

The Buell City X XB9SX will make its UK debut on stand xxx at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCel between 29 January and 1 February 2009.

Buell Lightning® CityX XB9SX highlights

  • Buell Thunderstorm™ 984 air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
  • 80 peak hp / 82 PS / 60 kW @ 7500 rpm (per EU Standard EC95/1)
  • 58 ft. lbs. / 79 Nm peak torque @ 4500 rpm (per EU Standard EC95/1)
  • DDFI II Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
  • Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
  • New stronger Veyance Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
  • Fully adjustable 43mm Showa inverted fork
  • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
  • Buell ZTL front brake
  • Dry Weight: 177kg
  • Wheelbase: 1320mm
  • New Seat height 764mm
  • Pirelli Scorpion Sync T tyres
  • New black engine, frame, swingarm, powertrain and forks
  • Translucent bodywork
  • Supermoto-style crossbar handlebars with deflectors
  • Headlight grille
  • Cosmetic frame pucks
  • Pre-Wired for Accessory Heated Grips