Buell's engineers and product planners have built a genuine sporting café racer, as opposed to more common reduced-output, "tuned-for-torque" standards with non-track-oriented chassis. Big ergonomic difference is a black-anodized clubman-style handlebar that appears to be mounted farther forward than the clip-ons on the 1125R. An angry-looking headlamp/flyscreen assembly completes the café-racer aesthetic. Shorter final-drive gearing—76/27 versus 70/27—should boost off-the-line acceleration. The rest of the components—brakes, frame, wheels, suspension, engine and tires—remain the same as on the latest 1125R. Curiously, the 375-pound claimed dry weight is identical, too.