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2006 Buell Lightning XB12S

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The Lightning XB12S takes the Buell Streetfighter to the edge. The Thunderstorm 1203 cc V-Twin engine delivers a well-rounded portion of torque, thanks to the Buell InterActive Exhaust, a valve in the dual-chamber muffler controlled by the ECM that adjusts exhaust flow according to riding conditions to optimise engine power. A coarse-texture seat and athletic riding position offer outstanding control. A new, stiffer swingarm and smooth-shifting transmission up the performance ante for 2006.

The Lightning XB12S is offered in Midnight Black, or with a new Valencia Orange Translucid airbox cover and flyscreen with Midnight Black front fender and chin spoiler, both with high-gloss Translucent Amber wheels.

Buell Lightning XB12S features:

  • Buell Thunderstorm 1203 cc fuel-injected air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
  • 100 peak hp, 81 ft. lbs./110 Nm peak torque
  • Buell InterActive Exhaust
  • New easy-shifting transmission
  • New Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
  • New lighter, stiffer swingarm design
  • New air intake location
  • New Valencia Orange Translucid bodywork
  • Fuel-in-frame, oil-in-swingarm
  • 43mm fully adjustable Showa upside-down fork
  • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
  • Buell ZTL front brake system
  • Translucent Amber wheels
  • Flat track-style handlebars
  • Buell Lightning XB12Ss features:

  • Buell Thunderstorm 1203 cc fuel-injected air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
  • 100 peak hp, 81 ft. lbs./110 Nm peak torque
  • Buell InterActive Exhaust
  • 16.7 litre fuel-in-frame capacity
  • New extended swingarm
  • New easy-shifting transmission
  • New Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
  • New air intake location
  • Graphite Grey frame
  • Oil-in-swingarm
  • 43mm fully adjustable Showa upside-down fork
  • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
  • Buell ZTL front brake system
  • Flat track-style handlebars
  • Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
  • The Lightning CityX XB9SX is an urban brawler, designed to rule the city streets with muscle and attitude. Armed with handlebar deflectors and a headlight grille, the Lightning CityX rider grips wide, supermotard-style handlebars while the Skyline seat offers an elevated view of traffic ahead.
  • The Thunderstorm 984 cc V-Twin delivers quick-revving acceleration for the cutand- thrust of urban traffic. Pirelli Scorpion Sync tyres have an aggressive tread pattern for all-conditions performance. New high-impact composite frame pucks protect the frame from minor cosmetic damage. The soft-rubber Buell X Guard helps protect the airbox from tankbag scuffing. The see-through Translucid airbox cover and flyscreen put mechanical details on display, while Villain Black wheels and Midnight Black lower body panels and front fender hide the grime of the city. Available for 2006 in Hero Blue Translucid and new Kick Ash Translucid.
  • Technical Specification:

  • Engine Type - Air/oil/fan cooled, four stroke, 45 degree V-Twin
  • Displacement - 1203 cc
  • Bore and Stroke - 88.9 x 96.8 mm / 3.500 x 3.812 in
  • Compression ratio - 10.0:1
  • Valve train - OHV, two valve per cylinder
  • Valve adjustment - Self adjusting
  • Fuel delivery - 49 mm downdraft DDFI II fuel injection
  • Exhaust - Free-breathing 2 into 1 collector with Buell InterActive
  • Exhaust system;

  • Intake - 0 resistance air box, Ram Air Intake
  • Power* - 100 hp / 101.4 PS / 74.6 kW @ 6600 rpm (EU standard EC95/1)
  • Torque* - 81 ft-lb / 110 Nm @ 6000 rpm (EU standard EC95/1)
  • Lubrication - Dry sump, / 2.4 litres / 2.5 quarts capacity
  • Oil filtration - Screw-on disposable element
  • Chassis;

  • Frame - Aluminium frame with Uniplanar powertrain vibration isolation system
  • Wheelbase - 1320 mm / 52 in
  • Rake - 21 degree
  • Trail - 84 mm / 3.3 in
  • Front suspension - Showa® inverted fork with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload Rear suspension Showa® shock absorber with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
  • Front wheel travel - 120 mm, 4.7 in
  • Rear wheel travel - 129 mm, 5.06 in
  • Front brake - ZTL type brake, 375 mm stainless steel floating rotor, 6 piston caliper
  • Rear brake - 240 mm stainless steel rotor, single piston floating caliper
  • Front wheel - 6 spoke cast, 3.5 in x 17 in
  • Rear wheel - 6 spoke cast, 5.5 in x 17 in
  • Front tyre - Dunlop D208 FW 120/70 ZR-17
  • Rear tyre - Dunlop D208 M 180/55 ZR-17
  • Fuel capacity - 14.5 litres
  • Gross vehicle weight - rating 385 kg / 850 lb
  • Dry weight - 179 kg / 395 lb
  • Load capacity - 176 kg / 388 lb
  • Seat height - 765 mm / 30.1 in
  • Ground clearance - 110 mm / 4.35 in
  • Overall length - 1950 mm / 76.8 in
  • Overall width - 753 mm / 29.6 in
  • Overall height - 1075 mm / 42.3 in
  • Transmission;

  • Type - Five-speed, constant mesh, Helical gears
  • Ratio - (1) 2.65, (2) 1.89, (3) 1.41, (4) 1.17, (5) 1.00
  • Primary drive - Triplex chain 1.50:1 ratio
  • Clutch - Wet, multiplate, compensated, reduced lever effort
  • Final drive - Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid reinforced Goodyear® Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology**, 2.4 ratio
  • Instruments - Electronic speedometer; tachometer; odometer; 2 tripmeter; reserve tripmeter; clock; low fuel light; engine check light; oil pressure warning light; indicator for high beam, turn signals and neutral.
  • Electrical;

  • Charging system - 494 Watts peak, 38-amp permanent magnet 3-phase alternator with solid state-regulator
  • Battery - 12 volt, 12 amp-hour
  • Headlight - 55/55 watt, projector beam
  • Taillight - 5/21 Watts
  • Turn signals - Manual cancelling
  • Colours;

  • Body - Translucent Valencia Orange or Midnight Black
  • Frame and Swingarm - Graphite Grey / Fluid Silver
  • Wheels - Translucent Amber
  • Warranty 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty (Europe)