Buell Lightning

Buell Lightning

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The Buell "Super TT TRICK-OUT" contest, launched November 14, gives riders the opportunity to create their own artwork for Buell’s newest motorcycle – the Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT – and possibly win the first production Super TT to roll off the assembly line. The Super TT features three inexpensive, easily removable and customizable body pieces: the flyscreen, airbox cover and two sidecovers. Stock, these pieces are pure white, creating a virtual blank canvas that riders can (...)

This is Lightning in its purest form. The Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine pounds out 84 ft. lbs. of torque, a mountain of power made more tractable by the Buell InterActive Exhaust. The short, 52-inch wheelbase gives the XB12S the reflexes of a tailback. A coarse-texture seat and athletic riding position offer outstanding control.

A metro-middleweight, the Lightning CityX XB9SX is the perfect tool for the rider who needs to slice through congested traffic, blast away from green lights, dodge construction zones and occasionally bump a curb. The tall Skyline seat helps the rider see over traffic.

The expanded ergonomics of the Lightning Long XB12Ss make it better suited to taller riders. The wheelbase is stretched two inches, to 54 inches, thanks to an extended swingarm. The seat is taller and wider than that of the XB12S, and the expanded tail section offers more room for a passenger. There’s also a larger under-seat storage compartment.

2006 Lightning XB12S Overview The original Lightning XB12S takes the Buell Street fighter to the edge. The Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine delivers a well-rounded portion of torque, thanks to the Buell InterActive Exhaust, a valve in the dual-chamber muffler controlled by the ECM that adjusts exhaust flow according to riding conditions to optimize engine power. A coarse-texture seat and athletic riding position offer outstanding control. A new, stiffer swingarm and smooth-shifting (...)
2006 Lightning(r) XB12S Overview The new Lightning XB12Scg offers uncompromised streetfighter performance with a lower seat height. Altered front and rear suspension and a reshaped seat lower the center of gravity and reduce seat height to 28.6 inches - 1.75 inches lower than the standard XB12S. Thrust comes courtesy of a Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin with Buell InterActive Exhaust and a new, smoother-shifting transmission. Available in Midnight Black or with a new Valencia Orange Translucid (...)

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