Buell XB9S Lightning

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Buell XB9S Lightning
Manufacturer
Production 2002 - 2004
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 91.99 HP (68.6 KW) @ 7200RPM
Torque 72.28 ft/lbs (98.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Spark Plug NGK DCPR8E '04
Battery YUASA YTX14-BS '04
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: kevlar belt

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Belt `04[1]
Suspension Front: Showa adjustable upside-down fork
Rear: Showa adjustable, low-mounted mono-shock
Brakes Front: single 375mm ZTL-type disc, 6-piston caliper
Rear: single 230mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 52.01 inches (1321 mm)
Length 76.18 inches (1935 mm)
Width 28.11 inches (714 mm)
Seat Height 30.51 inches (775 mm)
Weight 175.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter Fram PH4967
Manuals Service Manual


The Buell XB9S Lightning was a air-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin, pushrod OHV, 2 valves per cylinder Naked motorcycle produced by Buell between 2002 and 2004. Max torque was 72.28 ft/lbs (98.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 91.99 HP (68.6 KW) @ 7200 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 984.0 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 ZTL-type disc, 6-piston caliper in the front and a single 230mm disc, 1-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a Showa adjustable upside-down fork while the rear was equipped with a Showa adjustable, low-mounted mono-shock. The wheelbase was 52.01 inches (1321 mm) long.

2002 Buell XB9S Lightning[edit]

The 2002 MY Buell XB9S Lightning sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 984cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a Kevlar belt and can produce a claimed 92 horsepower and 97 Nm of torque.

This powerful naked, has been designed as a lighter version of the XB9R Firebolt, but with a more comfortable riding position. It also comes with feature such as a large, 375mm, ZTL-type front brake disc with a 6-piston caliper, a low-mounted, Showa adjustable mono-shock as a rear suspension coupled to an adjustable Showa upside-down fork in the front, dual headlights, extremely light, cast-aluminum wheels, and a hollow, aluminum frame that acts as a fuel tank and a hollow swingarm that acts as an oil-tank.


2003 Buell XB9S Lightning[edit]

The 2003 MY Buell XB9S Lightning is one of the most innovative machines produced by the American brand, and comes with features such as a large, 375mm, ZTL-type front brake disc with a 6-piston caliper, a low-mounted, Showa adjustable mono-shock as a rear suspension coupled to an adjustable Showa upside-down fork in the front, dual headlights, extremely light, cast-aluminum wheels, and a hollow, aluminum frame that acts as a fuel tank and a hollow swingarm that acts as an oil-tank.

In the engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 984cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a low maintenance, Kevlar-reinforced belt drive that can reach a maximum power output of 92 horsepower and 97 Nm of torque.


2004 Buell XB9S Lightning[edit]

2004 Buell XB9S Lightning 2004 Buell XB9S Lightning 2004 Buell XB9S Lightning

The 2004 MY Buell XB9S Lightning boasts a maximum power output of 92 horsepower and 97 Nm of torque from its four-stroke, air-cooled, 984cc, 45-degree pushrod V-Twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission that has a low-maintenance, Kevlar-reinforced, belt final drive.

Also, it comes with a large, 375mm, ZTL-type front brake disc with a 6-piston caliper, a low-mounted, Showa adjustable mono-shock as a rear suspension coupled to an adjustable Showa upside-down fork in the front, dual headlights, extremely light, cast-aluminum wheels, and a hollow, aluminum frame that acts as a fuel tank and a hollow swingarm that acts as an oil-tank.


References[edit]

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