Buell XB9R Review from United States of America

2003 Buell XB9R

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance20500 miles


Great fun! A real grin machine. Get one


The speedometer sensor failed early on. Factory upgraded component was installed, and have had zero problems since.

General Comments:

Excellent street bike. This thing handles like no other I've ridden before, and will nip at the heels of bike with almost twice the horsepower on a tight twisty road. It will spank them if you're a better rider.

It's comfortable to ride given its ergonomics. About 300 miles in one day is about the best I've done.

The reliability of this bike is equal to anything currently on the market. It's got 20k on the odometer now, and I know it's good for many more times that.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2005

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review