Buell XR9SX City X (2005-06)

The Buell XR9SX Lightning City X is a motorcycle that was produced from 2005-06. It is powered by a 984cc V-twin engine that produces 92 horsepower and 71.5 lb-ft of torque. The engine features pushrod actuated overhead valves, hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, and two valves per cylinder. The bike has a five-speed constant mesh transmission and a Kevlar belt final drive. The frame is made of hollow aluminum and doubles as the fuel tank. The front suspension features Showa upside-down forks, which are adjustable for preload, compression, and rebound damping. The rear suspension has a Showa shock absorber that is adjustable for preload, compression, and rebound damping. The front brakes are a ZTL-type brake with a six-piston fixed caliper and a 375mm single sided rotor. The rear brakes are a single 230mm disc with a one-piston caliper. The bike has a 14-liter fuel tank and gets an average of 37 mpg. It has a standing ¼ mile time of 12.7 seconds and a top speed of 128 mph. Reviews for the motorcycle were generally positive, with praise for its handling and unique styling.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Buell XR9SX Lightning City X

Year: 2005 – 06

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 ~A43 mm 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, Pirelli Scorpion
Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR17, Pirelli Scorpion
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: 797 mm / 31.4″
Dry Weight: 177 kg / 390 lbs

GVWR: 388 kg / 855 lbs
Oil Capacity: 2.3 L / 2.5 qts
Fuel Capacity: 14 L / 3.7 US gal
Consumption average: 6.4 L/100 km / 15.7 km/l / 37 US mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.7 sec
Top Speed: 206 km/h / 128 mph
Reviews: Motorcycle USA, Motorbikes Today, Motorcycle.com

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