Buell XB12S

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Buell Lightning XB12S
Manufacturer
Also called Lightning
Production 2004 - 2010
Class Naked
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 96.8mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Horsepower 90.52 HP (67.5 KW) @ 7000RPM
Torque 76.71 ft/lbs (104.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Spark Plug NGK DCPR8E '04-08
Battery YUASA YTX14-BS '04-08
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: wet, multi-plate, compensated
Final Drive Belt `04-08[1]
Suspension Front: 41 mm showa inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear: showa coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Brakes Front: single disc. ztl2-type brake, 8-piston, 4 pads, fixed caliper, 375 mm single-sided, inside out, stainless steel, floating rotor
Rear: single disc. two-piston, direct mount caliper; stainless steel, fixed rotor
Front Tire 120/70-zr17
Rear Tire 180/55-zr17
Wheelbase 51.97 inches (1320 mm)
Length 78.15 inches (1985 mm)
Width 29.69 inches (754 mm)
Height 41.3 inches (1049 mm)
Seat Height 28.58 inches (726 mm)
Weight 394.63 pounds (179.0 Kg) (dry), 179.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.63 Gallon (2.40 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 3.82 Gallon (14.45 Liters)
Related Cagiva Raptor 1000
Ducati Monster
Manuals Service Manual

The Buell XB12SX Lightning was a V-Twin, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Buell between 2004 and 2010. Max torque was 76.71 ft/lbs (104.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 90.52 HP (67.5 KW) @ 7000 RPM. It draws a logical comparison with the Cagiva Raptor 1000 and Ducati Monster. All three involve massive fuel-injected v-twin motors with minimalistic styling.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a oil & air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 88.9mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1202.9 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multi-plate, compensated.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 180/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. ztl2-type brake, 8-piston, 4 pads, fixed caliper, 375 mm single-sided, inside out, stainless steel, floating rotor in the front and a single disc. two-piston, direct mount caliper; stainless steel, fixed rotor in the rear. The front suspension was a 41 mm showa inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload while the rear was equipped with a showa coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload. The XB12SX Lightning City X was fitted with a 3.82 Gallon (14.45 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 394.63 pounds (179.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 51.97 inches (1320 mm) long.


2004[edit]


2005 Buell XB12Scg Lightning[edit]

The 2005 MY Buell XB12Scg Lightning, unlike the base model, has had its suspension package altered and its seat height lowered so it can now accommodate riders with a smaller inseam and arm length. It also comes with a new paint scheme, a 41mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa rear shock absorber, a Buell ZTL front brake system, translucent amber wheels, flat track-style handlebars, a hollow aluminum frame that acts as a fuel tank as well, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank and a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system.

In the engine department it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar-reinforced belt drive, and can reach a maximum power output of 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque.


2006 Buell XB12Scg Lightning[edit]

If you are a rider with a smaller inseam and are on the market for a powerful street-fighter, then the 2006 MY Buell XB12Scg Lightning may be the right choice for you. It has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar belt final drive, that can produce a claimed 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque.

It has features such as a 41mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa rear shock absorber, a Buell ZTL front brake system, translucent amber wheels, flat track-style handlebars, a hollow aluminum frame that acts as a fuel tank as well, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank and a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system.


2006 Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long[edit]

The 2005 MY Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long has been equipped with an extended swing arm and its fork rake has been increased, for more responsive handling and the possibility to accommodate taller riders, as opposed to the base model. At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar belt, and can reach a maximum power output of 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque.

Also, it has standard features such as a large, 375mm ZTL-type front disc brake with a 6-piston caliper, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock as a rear suspension, a flat, track-style handlebar, a Graphite Gray hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a Buell InterActive under-belly exhaust system and a digital and analogue instrument cluster.


2007 Buell XB12Scg Lightning[edit]

The 2007 MY Buell XB12Scg Lightning is a powerful street-fighter suitable for those riders who make zero compromises when it comes to performance. It comes with a 41mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa rear shock absorber, a Buell ZTL front brake system, translucent amber wheels, flat track-style handlebars, a hollow aluminum frame that acts as a fuel tank as well, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank and a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system.

Also, it boasts a maximum power output of 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque from its air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree V-Twin powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a low-maintenance, Kevlar-reinforced belt final drive.


2007 Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long[edit]

The 2006 MY Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long addresses taller riders in general, as well as those who want improved handling. It comes with a large, 375mm ZTL-type front disc brake with a 6-piston caliper, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock as a rear suspension, a flat, track-style handlebar, a Graphite Gray hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a Buell InterActive under-belly exhaust system and a digital and analogue instrument cluster.

In the engine department it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar belt and can produce a claimed 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque.


2008 Buell XB12Scg Lightning[edit]

The 2008 MY Buell XB12Scg Lightning has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree V-Twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar belt, and can produce a claimed 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque. This machine is capable of fitting riders with a smaller inseam and/or arm-length, thanks to a redesigned suspension package.

Standard fittings include a 41mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa rear shock absorber, a Buell ZTL front brake system, translucent amber wheels, flat track-style handlebars, a hollow aluminum frame that acts as a fuel tank as well, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank and a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system.


2008 Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long[edit]

The 2008 MY Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long boasts a maximum power output of 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque from its air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin engine that is paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a low-maintenance, Kevlar-reinforced belt final drive.

In addition, it has standard fittings such as a large, 375mm ZTL-type front disc brake with a 6-piston caliper, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock as a rear suspension, a flat, track-style handlebar, a Graphite Gray hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a Buell InterActive under-belly exhaust system and a digital and analogue instrument cluster.


2009 Buell XB12Scg Lightning[edit]

The 2009 MY Buell XB12Scg Lightning is a powerful roadster that comes with a 41mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa rear shock absorber, a Buell ZTL front brake system, translucent amber wheels, flat track-style handlebars, a hollow aluminum frame that acts as a fuel tank as well, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank and a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system.

Also, it has, at its heart, a four-stroke, air-cooled, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a low-maintenance, Kevlar-reinforced belt final drive, that can reach a maximum power output of 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque.


2009 Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long[edit]

The American engineers from Buell have created the 2009 MY XB12Ss Lightning Long for taller riders, as well as riders who prefer improved maneuverability from their street-fighter. It comes with a large, 375mm ZTL-type front disc brake with a 6-piston caliper, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock as a rear suspension, a flat, track-style handlebar, a Graphite Gray hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a Buell InterActive under-belly exhaust system and a digital and analogue instrument cluster.

At its heart lies a four-stroke, air-cooled, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar-reinforced belt final drive that can produce a claimed 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque.


2010 Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long[edit]

The 2010 MY Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long sports a four-stroke, air-cooled, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar belt final drive and can reach a maximum power output of 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque.

It also comes with features such as a large, 375mm ZTL-type front disc brake with a 6-piston caliper, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock as a rear suspension, a flat, track-style handlebar, a Graphite Gray hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a Buell InterActive under-belly exhaust system and a digital and analogue instrument cluster.


2010 Buell XB12Scg Lightning[edit]

The 2010 MY Buell XB12Scg Lightning is mainly addressed to riders with a smaller inseam and arm-length, thanks to its redesigned suspension package. It sports a four-stroke, air-cooled, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar belt, and can produce a claimed 103 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque.

Also, it has standard fittings such as a 41mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa rear shock absorber, a Buell ZTL front brake system, translucent amber wheels, flat track-style handlebars, a hollow aluminum frame that acts as a fuel tank as well, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank and a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system.


References[edit]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.