2008 BUELL Blast

Stock number: P15451A
VIN number: 4MZKP01D983000316
Condition: Pre-owned
Year: 2008
Mileage: 4194mi
Color: WHITE
Location: Barnett Harley-Davidson®


2008 BUELL Blast


The Buell Blast is an inspiring motorcycle on many levels. This distinctively-styled, easy-handling and affordable single can instill confidence in new riders, while offering the performance and refined agility to suit the most seasoned motorcyclist. With simple ownership and maintenance requirements, and 69 miles per gallon fuel economy, the Buell Blast is a sensibly fun ride.

Real World Riding Experience

A 492cc air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine powers the Blast with 34 horsepower and a wide powerband for swift starts and quick acceleration, and plenty of power for the highway. The muffler located below the engine provides a low center of gravity and helps keep the exhaust away from the legs of the rider and passenger.

Weighing just 360 pounds dry and providing controls with reduced effort and reach, the Blast is easy handling for most riders. A Showa gas-charged rear shock and 37 mm Showa forks feature progressive-rate springs that offer a controlled and comfortable ride. An automatic choke and low-effort brakes are also designed to make the Blast easier to operate. It can also be fitted with an optional low-profile seat that reduces seat height to just 25.5 inches, so just about any rider can reach the ground to balance at a stop. The standard Blast seat height is 27.5 inches.

Combines Economy with Experience

The Blast is designed as an easy way to get into the real-world riding experience with self-adjusting hydraulic valve lifters and a Kevlar-reinforced drive belt that doesn’t need lubrication or adjustment. A 2.8-gallon fuel tank delivers a cruising range of nearly 200 miles at 69 mpg fuel economy. The Blast is built to be durable, with tough Surlyn composite body panels. The color is molded into the Surlyn, so light scratches can be buffed out. In fact, the Blast is the training vehicle for the Rider’s Edge New Rider course, which has trained more than 100,000 riders since 2000.

Extended Service Plans Available on 15-calendar-year-old and newer motorcycles with fewer than 60K miles.


  • 492cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine 
  • Dry weight of just 360 pounds 
  • Low-mounted muffler 
  • Automatic choke 
  • Cast aluminum wheels 
  • Quiet and clean Kevlar final-drive belt 
  • Showa gas-charged rear shock 
  • 37 mm Showa forks 
  • 320 mm front brake rotor 
  • Low-effort, reduced-reach controls 



Engine Air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder

Valve Train OHV, two valves per cylinder,

hydraulic adjusting, self-adjusting

Bore x Stroke 3.50 in. x 3.12 in. (88.90 mm x 79.25 mm)

Displacement 30 cu. in. (492 cc)

Compression Ratio 9.2:1

Fuel Delivery 40 mm Keihin™ carburetor with auto fuel enricher system

Intake Tuned, velocity expansion chamber

Exhaust Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber

Torque (North America per SAE J607) 30 ft. lbs. @ 3200 rpm (40.68 NM @ 3200 rpm)

Horsepower (North America per SAE J607) 34 hp @ 6500 rpm

Lubrication Dry-sump

Oil Capacity 2 qts. (1.89 L)

Oil Filtration Screw-on disposable element


Primary Drive Chain, 1.676:1 (57/34) ratio

Final Drive3 Kelvar® belt, 2.963:1 (80/27) ratio

Clutch Wet, multi-plate

Transmission 5-speed, constant mesh

Gear Ratios:

1st 2.688

2nd 1.850

3rd 1.433

4th 1.181

5th 1.000


Frame Wide beam HSLA steel backbone frame with built-in oil reservoir, Uniplanar™ powertrain vibration isolation, Titanium color finish

Front Fork3 37 mm Showa® conventional forks

Rear Shock3 Showa® non-adjustable, gas-charged compression shock

Wheels: Stardust Silver 5-spoke cast

Front 2.50 in. x 16 in. (63.50 mm x 406.40 mm)

Rear 2.75 in. x 16 in. (69.85 mm x 406.40 mm)


Front Dual piston, floating caliper, 320 mm, stainless steel, fixed rotor

Rear Single piston, floating caliper, 220 mm, stainless steel, fixed rotor

Suspension Travel:

Front Wheel – 4.52 in. (114.81 mm)

Rear Wheel – 4.09 in. (103.89 mm)


2008 specifications1 blast®

Overall Length5 77.80 in. (1976.12 mm)

Overall Width7 29.30 in. (744.22 mm)

Seat Height6

Standard – 27.50 in. (698.50 mm)

Low Profile – 25.50 in. (647.70 mm)

Ground Clearance5 3.88 in. (98.55 mm)

Rake6 (steering head) 25.0°

Trail6 3.40 in. (86.36 mm)

Wheelbase5 55.00 in. (1397.00 mm)

Tires3 (Dunlop®):

Front – K330A 100/80-16 50s

Rear – K330 120/80-16 60s

Fuel Capacity 2.80 gal. (10.60L)

Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.55 gal. (2.08 L)

Fuel Economy2

(EPA urban/highway test) 69/73 mpg (3.41/3.22 L/100 km)


Dry Weight 360 lbs. (163.29 kg)

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 780 lbs. (353.80 kg)

Load Capacity 390 lbs. (179.90 kg)


Battery (per Battery Council International Rating) Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/ hour, 200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)

Charging 297W AC alternator, solid-state regulator/rectifier

Starting 1.2 kW electric with Bendix-type engagement

Lights (as per country regulation):

Headlamp (Sealed Beam) – 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam

Tail / Stop Lights – 5W/21W

Turn Signal Lights – 10W manual canceling



Shift Pedal

Body Panels

Turn Signals

Under Seat Storage

Electronic speedometer with LED odometer and tripmeter; built-in LED indicator lamps for low oil pressure, high beam, turn signals, neutral Reduced clutch effort with shorter reach level

Fully adjustable shift pedal enables personalized fit Molded-in color body panels resist dents/chips; most scratches easily buff out Flexible, resist damage


  1. Specifications for non-U.S. markets might differ. Buell reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligations. 
  2. Vehicles Specifications may vary from country to country depending on local laws. 
  3. Some models are not available in certain countries.
  4. Based on tests conducted under lab conditions per U.S. E.P.A. test procedures.
  5. Mileage will vary depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, and vehicle condition.
  6. Kevlar®, Showa® and Dunlop® are registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  7. Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
  8. Unladen, wet configuration (no rider, all fluids).
  9. Laden, wet configuration (design rider, all fluids). Without mirrors


The paragraph descriptions for the pre-owned bikes are generic, what the factory used when the bikes were new so they might not be precise. The bike may have been modified. Take them with a grain of salt. Same with the specifications, those are stating how the bike was spec’d stock, when new, not necessarily as it is at this very moment. Our salespeople will be glad to answer any detailed questions should anything in the generic descriptions be confusing. Also, there are over 30,000 prices and loads of specifications on this website, we do not warrant that is entirely error free. Thanks, - Barnett Harley-Davidson

2008 BUELL Blast

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