Buell XR9S Lightning (2004)

The Buell XR9S Lightning was a motorcycle released in 2004, featuring a 45 degrees V-Twin, four-stroke engine with pushrod actuated overhead valve and hydraulic self-adjusting lifters. The engine had a capacity of 984cc or 60 cubic inches, a compression ratio of 10.0:1 and was air cooled. The motorcycle had a five-speed transmission with a constant mesh and a Kevlar belt final drive. The frame was a hollow aluminium twin-spar frame that doubled as the fuel tank. The front suspension had Showa upside-down forks that could be adjusted for preload, compression and rebound damping, and the rear suspension had a Showa shock absorber that could be adjusted for the same features. The rear brake was a single ~A230mm disc, 1 piston caliper, and the front brake had a ZTL-type brake, 6-piston fixed caliper. The motorcycle had a 775mm/30.5″ seat height and was 1924mm/75.7″ x 831mm/32.7″ x 1232mm/48.5″ in length, width, and height, respectively. The dry weight of the bike was 175kg/386 lbs, and the fuel capacity was 14L/3.7 US gal. The motorcycle had a top speed of 210.2 km/h/130.6 mph and had a standing 1/4 mile time of 12.2 seconds. The Buell XR9S Lightning was reviewed positively by Motorcycle USA.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Buell XR9S Lightning

Year: 2004

Engine: 45 degrees V-Twin, four stroke, pushrod actuated overhead valve. hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, 2 valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 984 cc / 60 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 88.9 x 79.4 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Lubrication: Dry sump
Exhaust: Two-into-one, free breathing
Induction: ~A45 mm Downdraft DDFI fuel injection
Starting: Electric
Battery: 12V, 12Ah
Max Power: 67.1 kW / 92 hp @ 7200 rpm
Max Torque: 97 Nm / 9.9 kgf-m / 71.5 ft.lbs @ 5500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 5 Speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: Kevlar belt

Gear Ratios: 1st 2.69 / 2nd 1.85 / 3rd 1.43 / 4th 1.18 / 5th 1.00
Frame: Hollow aluminium twin-spar frame doubles as the fuel tank
Rake: 21 degrees
Trail: 84 mm / 3.3″
Front Suspension: Showa upside-down forks, adjustable for preload, compression & rebound damping
Front Wheel Travel: 119 mm / 4.7″
Rear Suspension: Showa shock absorber, adjustable for preload, compression & rebound damping
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 ~A230 mm disc, 1 piston caliper
Wheels: 6-Spoke cast
Front Rim: 3.50 x 17″
Rear Rim: 5.50 x 17″
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17, Dunlop D207 FY
Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR17, Dunlop D207 U
Dimensions: Length: 1924 mm / 75.7″ Width: 831 mm / 32.7″ Height: 1232mm / 48.5″
Wheelbase: 1320 mm / 52″
Ground Clearance: 127 mm / 5.0″
Seat Height: 775 mm / 30.5″
Dry Weight: 175 kg / 386 lbs

GVWR: 386 kg / 850 lbs
Oil Capacity: 2.3 L / 2.5 qts
Fuel Capacity: 14 L / 3.7 US gal
Consumption average: 5.1 L/100 km / 19.6 km/l / 46.1 US mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.2 sec
Top Speed: 210.2 km/h / 130.6 mph
Reviews: Motorcycle USA

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