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2006 Buell Lightning XB12S

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 transmission up the performance ante for 2006. The Lightning XB12S is offered in Midnight Black, or with a new Valencia Orange Translucid airbox cover and flyscreen with Midnight Black front fender and chin spoiler, both with high-gloss Translucent Amber wheels.

Buell Lightning XB12S features:

  • Buell Thunderstorm 1203 fuel-injected air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
  • 103 peak hp, 84 ft. lbs. peak torque
  • Buell InterActive Exhaust
  • New easy-shif ting transmission
  • New Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
  • New lighter, stiffer swingarm design
  • New air intake location
  • New Valencia Orange Translucid bodywork
  • Fuel-in-frame, oil-in-swingarm
  • 43mm fully adjustable Showa upside-down fork
  • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
  • Buell ZTL front brake system
  • Translucent Amber wheels
  • Flat track-style handlebars



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