Buell XB12S Lightning (2006)

The Buell XB12S Lightning is a 2006 motorcycle with a 1203cc V-Twin engine, producing 103 horsepower and 84 ft-lbs of torque. It has a 5-speed transmission and a belt final drive, as well as an aluminum frame with a Powertrain vibration isolation system. Suspension includes Showa inverted forks in the front and a coil-over monoshock in the rear, both with adjustable damping and spring preload. Brakes are a ZTL type in the front and a single-disc in the rear, with 6 and 1 piston calipers respectively. The bike weighs in at 179kg and has a seat height of 775mm. It has a top speed of 134mph and a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds. Available colors include Midnight black and Racing red/Graphite grey/Translucent amber. The Buell XB12S Lightning received positive reviews from Motorcycle News.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Buell XB12S Lightning

Year: 2006

Engine: 45 degrees V-Twin, four stroke, pushrod actuated overhead valve. hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, 2 valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 1203 cc / 73 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 88.9 x 96.8 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Exhaust: Free breathing, 2-into-1 Buell Interactive exhaust system
Induction: ~A49 mm downdraft DDFI II fuel injection
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 86.9 kW / 103 hp @ 6800 rpm
Max Torque: 114 Nm / 11.6 kgf-m / 84 ft-lbs @ 6000 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Belt
Frame: Aluminium frame with Uniplanar c Powertrain vibration isolation system
Rake: 21 degrees
Trail: 83 mm / 3.3″

Front Suspension: Showa inverted forks compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload adjustable
Front Wheel Travel: 120 mm / 4.7″
Rear Suspension: Showa coil-over monoshock, remote underseat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload, 127mm wheel travel
Rear Wheel Travel: 127 mm / 5.0″
Front Brakes: ZTL type brake, 6 piston, fixed caliper, ~A375 mm single-sided, inside out, stainless steel, floating rotor
Rear Brakes: Single ~A240 mm disc, 1 piston floating caliper
Front Wheel: 3.50 x 17″
Rear Wheel: 5.50 x 17″
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR17
Dimensions: Length: 1924 mm / 75.7″ Width: 768 mm / 30.2″ Height: 1092 mm / 43.0″
Wheelbase: 1320 mm / 52.0″
Ground Clearance: 127 mm / 5.0″
Seat Height: 775 mm / 30.5″
Dry Weight: 179 kg / 395 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 14 L / 3.7 US gal
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.2 sec
Top Speed: 216.2 km/h / 134 mph
Colours: Midnight black, Racing red/Graphite grey/Translucent amber
Reviews: Motorcycle News

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