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2008 Buell XB12STT

Buell® Lightning® Super TT XB12STT
The Lightning Super TT brings Supermoto-inspired styling and performance to the street. A narrow-and-flat solo seat makes it easy to shift and set up for the next turn. Wide, flat handlebars provide outstanding leverage, and centred foot peg placement puts the rider in a commanding position. The clipped, black cast-aluminium tail section shows off the 180mm rear tire. White number plate side panels and flyscreen add a competition look, are designed to be personalised and are easy to change. Fork slider protectors, handlebar deflectors, cosmetic frame protectors, a high front fender and headlight grille protect the Super TT from the abuse of the street. The 1365mm wheelbase gives the rider room to work but retains that trademark Buell agility, while 143mm of suspension travel keeps the Super TT well-planted on rough roads.

Lightning® Super TT XB12STT highlights
Buell® Thunderstorm™ 1203 V-Twin engine
            94 peak hp / 70kW @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
            77 ft. lbs./104Nm peak torque @ 6500 rpm (per SAE J607)
            Buell InterActive Exhaust
            New DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
            New eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
            Fully adjustable 43mm Showa® upside-down fork
            Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
            Buell ZTL™ front brake
            Goodyear Hibrex® drive belt with Flexten® Plus technology
            Dry Weight: 179Kg
            Wheelbase: 1365mm
            Seat height: 798mm
            16.7 litre fuel capacity
            Narrow Supermoto-style solo seat
            Supermoto-inspired upper front fender design
            Racing style white Surlyn flyscreen and tail section number plates
            Supermoto-style crossbar handlebar with deflectors
            Cosmetic Frame Protectors
            New Pre-Wiring for the easy installation of Accessory Heated Grips
            New Instrument Panel Graphics
            Pirelli Diablo T tyres
            Commemorative Buell 25th Anniversary badge

This urban assault specialist was designed to excel in the metro-madness of crazy cabbies, potholes and back-alley shortcuts. The middleweight  Thunderstorm 984 V-Twin revs quicker and higher than the Thunderstorm™ 1203, but still delivers all the torque required to pull away from traffic. For 2008, the Thunderstorm 984 has the new eight-row oil cooler and all of the engine updates applied to the Thunderstorm 1203. Aggressive Pirelli® Scorpion Sync tyres offer good bite on all road surfaces, and a tall Skyline seat with a grippy cover enhances visibility and control. For added style and function, the CityX features wide, Supermoto-style handlebars with deflectors, dual headlight grilles, and frame pucks to fend off minor cosmetic damage.

Buell® Lightning® Super TT XB12STT Technical Specification:

Type Air/oil/fan cooled, 4 stroke, 45° V-Twin
Displacement 1203 cc
Bore and Stroke 88.9 mm x 96.8 mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Valves OHV, two valves per cylinder
Valve adjustment Self adjusting
Fuel system 49 mm down draft DDFI III fuel injection
Exhaust Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve
and mass-centralised mounting
Intake Zero resistance air box
Power* 94 hp / 95 PS / 70 kW @ 6800 rpm (EU Standard EC95/1)
Torque* 77 ft. lb / 104 Nm @ 6500 rpm (EU Standard EC95/1)
Lubrication Dry sump, / 2.4 litres capacity
Oil filtration Screw-on disposable element

Frame Aluminium frame with Uniplanar™ powertrain vibration
isolation system, fuel in frame
Wheelbase 1365 mm
Rake 23.5°
Trail 119.4 mm
Front fork 43 mm Showa® inverted fork with adjustable compression
damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear shock Showa® coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat
reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound
damping and spring preload

Suspension Travel

Front wheel 143 mm
Rear wheel 143 mm
Front brake ZTL™-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper, 375 mm single
sided, inside out, stainless steel, floating rotor
Rear brake 240 mm stainless steel, single piston, floating caliper, fixed
Front wheel 6-spoke ZTL™ cast aluminium, 3.5 in x 17 in
Rear wheel 6-spoke ZTL™ cast aluminium, 5.5 in x 17 in
Front tyre Pirelli® Scorpion Sync 120/70 ZR-17
Rear tyre Pirelli® Scorpion Sync 180/55 ZR-17

Lean Angle
Soft Contact: Right 44°
Soft Contact: Left 44°
Hard Contact: Right 53°
Hard Contact: Left 46°
Fuel capacity 16.7 litres
Gross vehicle weight rating 385 kg
Dry weight 179 kg
Load capacity 169 kg
Seat height 798 mm
Ground clearance 139 mm
Overall length 2080 mm
Overall width 820 mm

Type Five-speed, helical gear
Ratio (1) 2.65, (2) 1.89, (3) 1.41, (4) 1.17, (5) 1.00
Primary drive Triplex chain 1.500:1 ratio
Clutch Wet, multiplate, compensated, reduced lever effort
Final drive Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid reinforced Goodyear®
Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology**, 2.407:1 ratio
Instruments Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual
resettable tripmeter; high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus,
odometer shows miles traveled on reserve), turn signal and
engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock

Charging system 405W peak, 30-amp, permanent magnet, single phase
alternator with solid-state regulator
Battery 12 volt, 12 amp-hour
Headlight Twin Quartz Halogen [H7] , 55-watt low beam, 55-watt high
Taillight 5/21 Watts
Turn signals 10W manual canceling
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)

* Europe only - Australian specifications to be confirmed
Lean Angle
**Hibrex and Flexten are registered trademarks of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.