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Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX

2008 Buell Lightning CityX CB9SX

Buell® Lightning® CityX XB9SX highlights

Buell Thunderstorm™ 984 fuel-injected air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
            80 peak hp / 60kW @ 7500 rpm (per SAE J607)
            58 ft. lbs./79Nm peak torque @ 4500 rpm (per SAE J607)
            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: 177Kg
            Wheelbase: 1320mm
            Seat height 797mm
            Pirelli® Scorpion Sync T tyres
            Translucid bodywork
            Supermoto-style crossbar handlebars with deflectors
            Headlight grille and frame pucks
            New Pre-Wiring for the easy installation of Accessory Heated Grips
            New Instrument Panel Graphics
            Commemorative Buell 25th Anniversary badge

Buell® Lightning® CityX XB9SX MY08 Technical Specification:

Type Air/oil/fan cooled, 4 stroke, 45° V-Twin
Displacement 984 cc
Bore and Stroke 88.9 mm x 79.4 mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Valves OHV, two valves per cylinder
Valve adjustment Self adjusting
Fuel system 45 mm down draft DDFI III fuel injection
Exhaust Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with mass-centralised
Intake Zero resistance air box
Power* 80 hp / 82 PS / 60 kW @ 7500 rpm (EU Standard EC95/1)
Torque* 58 ft. lb / 79 Nm @ 4500 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 1320 mm
Rake 21°
Trail 83.8 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 120 mm
Rear wheel 129 mm
Front brake - 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 42°
Soft Contact: Left 42°
Hard Contact: Right 50°
Hard Contact: Left 48°
Fuel capacity 14.5 litres
Gross vehicle weight rating 385 kg
Dry weight 177 kg
Load capacity 180 kg
Seat height 797 mm
Ground clearance 110 mm
Overall length 1950 mm
Overall width 820 mm

Type Five-speed, constant mesh
Ratio (1) 2.65, (2) 1.89, (3) 1.41, (4) 1.17, (5) 1.00
Primary drive Triplex chain 1.676:1 ratio
Clutch Wet, multiplate, compensated
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 show 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
**Hibrex and Flexten are registered trademarks of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.