Buell took a page from the simplicity of design of the XB streetfighter models and applied the iconic stripped-down philosophy to the company’s first and only liquid-cooled sportbike, the 1125R. Called the 1125CR, this nearly-identical sibling of the racier-looking 1125R loses the big fairing/windscreen found on that bike in favor of a minimalist flyscreen sitting atop on new, single piece headlight. The new Buell also has slightly lower (about 8% from the 1125R) final drive gearing for improved acceleration according to Buell materials. We say that means even easier wheelies. Everything else on 1125CR is carried over from the 1125R.
We can easily imagine the C stands for café as Erik Buell gives his insight on the bike. "Part superbike and part streetfighter, the 1125CR is my vision of a 21st century café racer," said Buell. "It's got Clubman-style bars and a flyscreen instead of a fairing..."