Now that the liquid-cooled Helicon engine built by Rotax has made its debut in the Buell lineup with the 1125R, the company is quickly moving to expand its application with new models, beginning with the 1125CR for '09. Dubbed a "21st century caf racer," the 1125CR switches the 1125R's half-fairing for a minimalist flyscreen over its V-shaped dual-bulb headlight, and replaces the bars integrated into the top triple clamp with a traditional clubman-style handlebar setup. The only other notable changes are an approximate eight percent drop in final drive ratio for quicker acceleration, and a $300 cheaper sticker price than the 1125R, at $11,695. The 1125CR should be in Buell dealers by the time you read this. -K.K.