Buell XB12S Lightning (2008)

The Buell XB12S Lightning motorcycle from 2008 has a 1203cc V-Twin engine with a compression ratio of 10.0:1 and is cooled by air. It features a unique exhaust system that includes a tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting. The bike uses a downdraft DDFI II fuel injection system, has a 5-speed transmission, and a belt final drive. The aluminum frame includes a vibration isolation system, and the bike has a 21-degree rake and a 1320mm wheelbase. The suspension consists of Showa ~A43 mm inverted forks at the front and a coil-over monoshock with remote underseat reservoir and adjustable damping and preload at the rear. The front brake is a ZTL type with a 6-piston caliper and a single-sided floating rotor, while the rear brake is a single-disc system with a floating caliper. The wheels are 6-spoke cast aluminum and are shod with Pirelli tires. The bike weighs 179 kg and has a seat height of 765mm. It can reach a top speed of 216.2 km/h and complete a quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds. The fuel capacity is 14 liters with a 2.8-liter reserve, and it has an oil capacity of 2.37 liters.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Buell XB12S Lightning

Year: 2008

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
Lubrication: Dry sump
Exhaust: Free breathing, 2-into-1 Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting
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
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Belt
Gear Ratios: 1st 2.649 / 2nd 1.892 / 3rd 1.407 / 4th 1.166 / 5th 1.000

Frame: Aluminium frame with Uniplanar c Powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Rake: 21 degrees
Trail: 83 mm / 3.3″
Front Suspension: Showa ~A43 mm 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
Wheels: 6-Spoke, ZTL cast aluminium
Front Wheel: 3.50 x 17″
Rear Wheel: 5.50 x 17″
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli
Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli
Dimensions: Length: 1924 mm / 75.7″ Width: 768 mm / 30.2″ Height: 1092 mm / 43.0″
Wheelbase: 1320 mm / 52.0″
Ground Clearance: 110 mm / 4.4″
Seat Height: 765 mm / 30.1″
Dry Weight: 179 kg / 395 lbs
GVWR: 386 kg / 850 lbs

Fuel Capacity: 14 L / 3.7 US gal
Fuel Reserve: 2.8 L / 0.75 US gal
Oil Capacity: 2.37 L / 2.50 qts
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.2 sec
Top Speed: 216.2 km/h / 134 mph

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