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2007 Buell Lightning XB12S

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.

The Lightning XB12S is offered in Midnight Black with Designer Black wheels; or with the airbox cover and flyscreen in unique peek-a-boo Translucid Valencia Orange with Translucent Amber wheels, or new Translucid Cherry Bomb Red with Translucent Cherry Bomb Red wheels that put the mechanical details under the bodywork on display. In each case, the frame is Graphite Gray, the front fender and chin spoiler Midnight Black.

Buell Lightning XB12S highlights


  • Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine
  • 103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
  • 84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
  • Buell InterActive Exhaust
  • DDFI II Electronic Fuel Injection
  • New Pirelli Diablo T tires
  • New Cherry Bomb Translucid bodywork and wheels
  • Revised functional airbox cover and redesigned 3D cover graphic
  • Single-piece 49mm intake throttle body
  • Dry Weight: 395 pounds
  • Wheelbase: 52 inches
  • Seat height: 30.1 inches
  • Fully adjustable 43mm Showa upside-down fork
  • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
  • Buell ZTL front brake
  • Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
  • Graphite grey frame, swingarm and passenger peg brackets
  • Magnesium tone cam/clutch cover


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