Buell XB12Ss Lightning

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Buell XB12Ss Lightning
Manufacturer
Production 2009
Class Naked
Engine
Air/oil/fan-cooled 1203cc Thunderstorm V-Twin
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 10:1
Horsepower 100.04 HP (74.6 KW) @ 6600RPM
Torque 81.14 ft/lbs (110.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Transmission Gear box: Triplex chain

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, compensated
Suspension Front: Showa inverted fork with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear: Showa shock absorber
Brakes Front: ZTL type brake, 375 mm stainless steel floating rotor, 6 piston caliper
Rear: 240 mm stainless steel rotor, single piston floating caliper
Front Tire 120/70xZR17
Rear Tire 180/55xZR17
Wheelbase 52.01 inches (1321 mm)
Length 76.81 inches (1951 mm)
Width 29.61 inches (752 mm)
Seat Height 30.12 inches (765 mm)
Weight 197.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The Buell XB12Ss Lightning was a Air/oil/fan-cooled 1203cc Thunderstorm V-Twin Naked motorcycle produced by Buell in 2009. Max torque was 81.14 ft/lbs (110.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 100.04 HP (74.6 KW) @ 6600 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 Triplex chain transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multi-plate, compensated.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70xZR17 front tire and a 180/55xZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via ZTL type brake, 375 mm stainless steel floating rotor, 6 piston caliper in the front and a 240 mm stainless steel rotor, single piston floating caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a Showa inverted fork with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload while the rear was equipped with a Showa shock absorber. The wheelbase was 52.01 inches (1321 mm) long.

2009 Buell XB12Ss Lightning[edit]

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The Buell Lightning XB12Ss has a big and powerful engine able to produce 100 horsepower at 6600rpm and a peak torque of 109 Nm at 6000rpm. The motorcycle has the performance and style of the original Lightning bikes, but with stretched chassis dimensions and ergonomics for a more relaxed riding position.