Buell XB12S Lightning

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Buell XB12S Lightning
Manufacturer
Also called XB 12S Lightning
Production 2004 - 2008
Class Naked
Engine
air-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin, pushrod OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Horsepower 102.99 HP (76.8 KW) @ 6800RPM
Torque 84.09 ft/lbs (114.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork
Rear: fully-adjustable Showa shock absorber
Brakes Front: single 375mm disc, 6-piston caliper, ZTL-type
Rear: single 240mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 52.01 inches (1321 mm)
Length 75.71 inches (1923 mm)
Width 32.72 inches (831 mm)
Seat Height 30.12 inches (765 mm)
Weight 179.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The Buell XB12S Lightning was a air-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin, pushrod OHV, 2 valves per cylinder Naked motorcycle produced by Buell between 2004 and 2008. Max torque was 84.09 ft/lbs (114.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 102.99 HP (76.8 KW) @ 6800 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1203.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single 375mm disc, 6-piston caliper, ZTL-type in the front and a single 240mm disc, 1-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork while the rear was equipped with a fully-adjustable Showa shock absorber. The wheelbase was 52.01 inches (1321 mm) long.

2004 Buell XB12S Lightning[edit]

2004 Buell XB12S Lightning 2004 Buell XB12S Lightning

The 2004 MY Buell XB12S Lightning has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 100 horsepower and 110 Nm of torque.

Also, it comes with features such as a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system, an easy-shifting transmission, a light and hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock in the rear, a Buell ZTL front brake system and flat, track-style handlebars.


2005 Buell XB12S Lightning[edit]

2005 Buell XB12S Lightning 2005 Buell XB12S Lightning

The 2005 MY Buell XB12S Lightning is a powerful naked machine from the American brand, that boasts standard fittings such as a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system, an easy-shifting transmission, a light and hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock in the rear, a Buell ZTL front brake system and flat, track-style handlebars.

In the engine department, it sports a four-stroke, air-cooled, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission and can reach a maximum power output of 100 horsepower and 110 Nm of torque.


2006 Buell XB12S Lightning[edit]

2006 Buell XB12S Lightning 2006 Buell XB12S Lightning 2006 Buell XB12S Lightning

The 2006 MY Buell XB12S Lightning is addressed for those riders who make zero compromises when it comes to performance, but also want a more comfortable, upright riding position. It boasts a maximum power output of 100 horsepower and 110 Nm of torque from its air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin engine that is mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a low-maintenance, Kevlar-reinforced belt final drive.

In addition, it comes with a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system, an easy-shifting transmission, a light and hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock in the rear, a Buell ZTL front brake system and flat, track-style handlebars.


2007 Buell XB12S Lightning[edit]

2007 Buell XB12S Lightning 2007 Buell XB12S Lightning 2007 Buell XB12S Lightning

The 2007 MY Buell XB12S Lightning sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar-reinforced belt final drive, and can produce a claimed 100 horsepower and 110 Nm of torque.

Also, it comes with features such as a a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system, an easy-shifting transmission, a light and hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock in the rear, a Buell ZTL front brake system and flat, track-style handlebars.


2008 Buell XB12S Lightning[edit]

2008 Buell XB12S Lightning 2008 Buell XB12S Lightning

If you are on the market for a powerful, American-built naked machine that is sure to stand out in any crowd, then the 2008 MY Buell XB12S Lightning may be the right choice for you. It comes with features such as a Buel InterActive under-belly exhaust system, an easy-shifting transmission, a light and hollow aluminum frame that doubles as a fuel tank, a hollow aluminum swingarm that doubles as an oil tank, a 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down fork, a fully-adjustable Showa mono-shock in the rear, a Buell ZTL front brake system and flat, track-style handlebars.

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


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