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2010 Buell Lightning XB12Ss/XB12Scg/XB9SX

2010 Buell Lightning XB12Ss/XB12Scg/XB9SX
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2010 Buell Lightning XB12Ss
  • Buell Lightning XB12Ss/XB12Scg/XB9SX
  • Year:
    2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Thunderstorm air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45º V-twin
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    146 hp @ 9800 rpm
  • Torque @ RPM:
    113.9 NM @ 6000 rpm
  • Energy:
    DDFI III
  • Displacement:
    1203/984 L
  • Top Speed:
    140 mph

Buell has recently launched the 2010 lineup and the implicit press release for it. From there, we’re caught up by the Lightning series, one that is diversified and so allows different categories of riders to find their place on one of the three models available: the XB12Ss, XB12Scg and XB9SX.

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2010 Buell Lightning XB12Ss/XB12Scg/XB9SX

2010 Buell Lightning XB12Ss/XB12Scg/XB9SX

Buell has recently launched the 2010 lineup and the implicit press release for it. From there, we’re caught up by the Lightning series, one that is diversified and so allows different categories of riders to find their place on one of the three models available: the XB12Ss, XB12Scg and XB9SX.

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2008 Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss

2008 Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss

Like any true roadster, the Buell Lightning XB12Ss offers a comfortable riding position and passenger seat (not like on a brother of it I recently met).The taller and wider seat together with the 54-inch wheelbase manage to offer a better riding position while keeping the bike as sharp-cornering as ever before.

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2008 Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

2008 Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

With the 2008 Lightning Super TT, Buell delivers an outstanding Supermoto that is meant to make an awful good impression on the streets. The bike aims towards performance so the Buell Thunderstorm 1203cc V-Twin engine is used. In communion with the impressively versatile chassis and the competition look, the powerplant is extremely well valued so we’re in for an interesting ride.

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2008 Buell Lightning XB12S

2008 Buell Lightning XB12S

The 2008 Buell Lightning XB12S enters the scene as a tire-shredding torque provider which not only enjoys offering great throttle response, but also sharp handling and a lot of innovative features that are only found on Buell motorcycles.

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2008 Buell Lightning XB12Scg

2008 Buell Lightning XB12Scg

CG stands for center of gravity, and the Lightning XB12Scg keeps it low with a reshaped seat and lowered front and rear suspension that reduces the seat height to 28.6 inches. It’s all accomplished with no compromise to handling or performance.

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2008 Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX

2008 Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX

This urban assault specialist was designed to excel in the metro-madness of crazy cabbies, knee-deep potholes and back-alley shortcuts.

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2007 Buell Lightning XB12Scg

2007 Buell Lightning XB12Scg

Cut for the rider with a shorter inseam, the Lightning XB12Scg offers a seat height that’s 1.5 inches lower than the Lightning XB12S with absolutely no compromise in handling performance. Lowered front and rear suspension and a reshaped seat lower the center of gravity and reduce seat height to 28.6 inches for enhanced rider confidence at stops and low speeds. Power comes from the same rockin’ Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin with Buell InterActive Exhaust.

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2006 Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX

2006 Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX

A BLATANT SHOW OF FORCE.

The original factory streetfighter returns with its minimalist styling, premium components and broad, torquey powerband. Ready to tear from the pack? Choose your weapon.

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2006 Buell Lightning XB12Ss

2006 Buell Lightning XB12Ss

The Long XB12Ss is a lengthened version of Buell’s unique XB12S Lightning, and will be offered alongside the original model. The new bike is designed to accomodate larger riders and give a slightly less frantic riding style.

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Buell "Super TT Trick-out" contest winner announced

Buell "Super TT Trick-out" contest winner announced

The winner of the Buell "Super TT Trick-Out" contest, which encouraged riders to create their own original artwork for Buell’s newest motorcycle, the Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT, was announced on January 29. Hundreds of detailed and highly stylized entries were submitted, but only 10 finalists were chosen by Erik Buell. Then, through on-line voting by visitors to buell.com, the winner was chosen: Paul Oliver from Largo, Fla., and his design of the globe etched in stone. (...)

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Buell launches "Super TT Trick-out" contest

Buell launches "Super TT Trick-out" contest

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 (...)

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2007 Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

2007 Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

It’s time to take to the street with attitude and style as Buell brings on the new Lightning Super TT XB12STT packed with tenacious performance and distinctive urban character.

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2007 Buell Lightning XB12S

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.

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2007 Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX

2007 Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX

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.

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2007 Buell Lightning XB12Ss

2007 Buell Lightning XB12Ss

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.

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2006 Buell Lightning XB12S

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 (...)

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2006 Buell Lightning XB12Scg

2006 Buell Lightning XB12Scg

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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