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.

  • 2007 Buell Lightning XB12Scg
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
  • Transmission:
    5-speed, helical gear
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    103 Ft/Lbs @ 6800 RPM
  • Torque @ RPM:
    84 hp @ 6800 RPM
  • Energy:
    49 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
  • Displacement:
    1203 ccm L
  • Price:

The handling from the same rigid chassis and nimble 52-inch wheelbase. Also available in Midnight Black with Designer Black wheels; or with the airbox cover and flyscreen in 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.

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Buell Lightning XB12Scg 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: 28.6 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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Overall Length: 75.7 in. (1923 mm)
Overall Width: 29.7 in. (755 mm)
Seat Height7: 28.6 in. (726 mm)
Ground Clearance: 3.55 in. (90 mm)
Rake (steering head): 21°
Fork Angle: 2
Lean Angle:

  • Soft Contact, Right 42°
  • Soft Contact, Left 42°
  • Hard Contact, Right 50°
  • Hard Contact, Left 48°

Trail: 3.3 in. (83 mm)
Wheelbase: 51.8 in. (1315 mm)

Tires (Pirelli® Diablo T)

  • Front: 120/70 ZR-17
  • Rear: 180/55 ZR-17

Fuel Capacity: 3.82 gal. (14.5 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity: 0.75 gal. (2.8 L) warning light
Fuel Economy (EPA urban/highway test): 48/65 mpg (4.9/3.6 L/100 km)
Weight: 395 lbs. (179 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 850 lbs. (386 kg)
Load Capacity: 388 lbs. (176 kg)

Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
Valve Train: OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke: 3.500 in. x 3.812 in. (88.90 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement: 73.4 cu. in. (1203 cc)
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery: 49 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
Intake: Zero-resistance airbox
Exhaust: Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting
Torque (North America per SAE J607): 84 ft. lbs. @ 6000 rpm (113 NM @ 6000 rpm)
Horsepower (North America per SAE J607): 103 hp @ 6800 rpm
Lubrication: Dry sump
Oil Capacity: 2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Oil Filtration: Screw-on disposable element

Primary Drive: Chain, 1.500:1 (57/38) ratio
Final Drive: Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27) ratio
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, compensated, reduced lever effort
Transmission: 5-speed, helical gear
Gear Ratios

  • 1st: 2.648
  • 2nd: 1.892
  • 3rd: 1.407
  • 4th: 1.166
  • 5th: 1.000

Frame: Aluminum frame with UniplanarTM powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Front Fork: 43 mm Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
Rear Shock: Showa coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload

  • Cherry Bomb Translucid (new) or Translucent Amber
  • Front: 6-spoke, ZTLTM cast aluminum,3.5 in. x 17 in.(89 mm x 432 mm)
  • Rear: 6-spoke, cast aluminum,5.5 in. x 17 in.(140 mm x 432 mm)


  • Front: ZTL-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper,375 mm single-sided, inside-out,stainless steel, floating rotor
  • Rear: Single-piston, floating caliper;240 mm stainless steel, fixed rotor

Suspension Travel

  • Front Wheel: 4.72 in. (120 mm)
  • Rear Wheel: 5.00 in. (127 mm)

Battery (per Battery Council International Rating): Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V,12 amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging: 494W peak, 38-amp, permanent magnet,3-phase alternator with solid-state regulator
Starting: 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation): Headlamps(twin quartz halogen [H7])
Tail/Stop Lights: License Plate Light
Turn Signal Lights: 55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam, 5W/21W, 10W manual canceling, 5W

Electronic Instruments: speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual resettable tripmeter; high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles traveled on reserve),
turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock

Colors: Midnight Black, Valencia Orange Translucid (new), Cherry Bomb Translucid (new)

Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)


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