Buell S2 Thunderbolt: review, history, specs
|Buell S2 Thunderbolt|
air-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin, pushrod OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
|Bore / Stroke||88.9mm x 88.9mm|
|Horsepower||76.04 HP (56.7 KW) @ 5200RPM|
|Torque||65.65 ft/lbs (89.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM|
|Air Filter||K&N BU-1297 `98-02|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed, manual
Final Drive: belt
|Suspension||Front: 40mm Showa adjustable telescopic fork
Rear: Showa adjustable mono-shock
|Brakes||Front: single 340mm disc, 6-piston caliper
Rear: single 230mm disc, 2-piston caliper
|Front Tire||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire||170/60 ZR17|
|Weight||200.0 kg (wet)|
The Buell S2 Thunderbolt was a air-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin, pushrod OHV, 2 valves per cylinder Naked motorcycle produced by Buell in 1994. Max torque was 65.65 ft/lbs (89.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 76.04 HP (56.7 KW) @ 5200 RPM.
Two-seater motorcycle with Road Warrior based chassis and Sportster engine. The S2T Thunderbolt (1995–1996) was a touring version, with saddlebags. The S2 was inexpensive to develop (around $100,000), and 1400 units were sold in the first year—well over the 300 units Buell had projected.
Engine[edit | edit source]
The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 88.8mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1203.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 10.0:1 compression ratio.
Drive[edit | edit source]
The bike has a 5-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual. The final drive was via belt.
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 170/60 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single 340mm disc, 6-piston caliper in the front and a single 230mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 40mm Showa adjustable telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Showa adjustable mono-shock.
1995[edit | edit source]
1994 Buell S2 Thunderbolt[edit | edit source]
The 1994 MY Buell S2 Thunderbolt has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree V-Twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 76 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque.
Also, this machine has standard fittings such as a half-fairing with a small windscreen, an analogue instrument cluster, an one-piece, dual seat, cast-aluminum wheels, an under-belly exhaust system, a 40mm Show adjustable telescopic fork, a Showa adjustable mono-shock as a rear suspension, front and rear disc brakes and a single, square headlight.
In Media[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.
- ↑ Anderson, Steve. "The Demise of the Buell Motorcycle Company", Cycle World, 2010-05. Retrieved on 24 March 2010.