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2009 Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss

2009 Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss Buell XB12Ss

With a 1375mm wheelbase, the Lightning Long XB12Ss offers an expanded cockpit for the rider, a larger passenger position and 16.7 litre fuel-in-frame capacity for extended range. For 2009, the ride gets enhanced as suspension travel front and rear is extended to 143mm. A new, sculpted Streetfighter saddle maintains seat height at 776mm and covers a handy storage compartment. The new Buell ZTL2 eight-piston front caliper enhances braking performance. A fuel-injected Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine with
Buell InterActive Exhaust pounds out the power. The Lightning Long is available with Midnight Black, Cherry Bomb Translucent or Hero Blue Translucent bodywork.

Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss highlights

  • Buell Thunderstorm 1203 air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
  • 94 peak hp / 95 PS / 70 kW @ 6800 rpm (per EU Standard EC95/1)
    77 ft. lbs. / 104 Nm peak torque @ 5500 rpm (per EU Standard
    EC95/1)
  • Buell InterActive Exhaust
  • DDFI III Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
  • Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
  • New stronger Veyance Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
  • New fully adjustable 43mm Showa inverted fork
  • New fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
  • New Buell ZTL2 front brake with eight-piston caliper
  • Dry Weight: 181kg
  • Wheelbase: 1375mm
  • Seat height: 776mm
  • Fuel in frame 16.7 litres
  • Cosmetic Frame Protectors
  • Pre-Wired for Accessory Heated Grips
  • Pirelli Diablo T tyres
  • Available with Translucent bodywork
  • New black engine, frame, swingarm, powertrain and forks

2009 Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss Specifications

Brakes:

Front ............................ZTL2™ brake, 8-piston, fi xed caliper, 375 mm single sided,
............................................................... inside-out, stainless steel, fl oating disc
Rear ...................Single piston, fl oating caliper; 240 mm stainless steel, fi xed disc
Front Fork5 .....................43 mm Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression
....................................................... damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
Rear Shock5 ........ Showa® coil-over monoshock with remote under-seat reservoir and
................... adjustable compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload

Suspension Travel:

Front (mm) ..................................................................................................143
Rear (mm) ...................................................................................................143
Frame ........................................ Black aluminium frame with Uniplanar™ powertrain
....................................................................vibration isolation system, fuel in frame

Performance

Engine Torque (EU standard EC95/1) ..................... 104 NM / 77 ft.lbs. @ 5500 RPM
Horsepower (EU standard EC95/1) ..................... 94hp / 95 PS / 70kW @ 6800 RPM

Electrics

Charging ..................................30-amp, permanent magnet, single-phase alternator
...................................... with solid-state regulator (405W @3000 rpm, 405W peak)
Starting ........................1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement

Lights (as per country regulation):

Headlamps .........Twin Quartz Halogen [H7] 55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam
Tail/Stop Lights ...................................................................................5W / 21W
Turn Signal Lights ............................................................ 10W manual canceling
License Plate Light .......................................................................................5W

Styling/Convenience

Instruments ............ Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual tripmeter;
...................... high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles traveled
.........................on reserve), turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock

Colours

Cherry Bomb Translucent; Hero Blue Translucent; Midnight Black

Warranty

2 Year, unlimited mileage warranty (Europe).
1 Year Buell Assistance roadside assistance (Europe).

Dimensions

Length (mm)2 .................................................................................................2085
Seat Height (Laden, mm)3 .................................................................................776
Ground Clearance (mm)2 ..................................................................................118
Rake at Steering Head (º) / Trail (mm)3 .....................................................23.5 / 119
Fork Angle (º)3 ................................................................................................. 21.6

Lean Angles:

Soft Contact, Degrees Right ...........................................................................44
Soft Contact, Degrees Left .............................................................................44
Hard Contact, Degrees Right ..........................................................................53
Hard Contact, Degrees Left ............................................................................46
Wheelbase (mm)2 ...........................................................................................1375
Fuel Capacity (litres) ........................................................................................ 16.7
Oil Capacity (litres) ............................................................................................ 2.4
Dry Weight (kg) ................................................................................................181

Powertrain

Engine ..................................Thunderstorm™ air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
Displacement (cu.cm) .....................................................................................1203
Bore x Stroke (mm) ...............................................................................88.9 x 96.8
Fuel System .................................................49 mm down draft DDFI III fuel injection
Compression Ratio ....................................................................................... 10.0:1
Exhaust .............................Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve
.............................................................................. and mass-centralised mounting
Intake ................................................................................... Zero-resistance airbox

Tyres

Front ..........................................................Pirelli® Diablo® T 120/70 ZR-17 58W
Rear .........................................................Pirelli® Diablo® T 180/55 ZR-17 73W

Wheels:

Colour ....................Cherry Bomb Translucent; Hero Blue Translucent; Designer Black
Front ....................................................................6-spoke, ZTL™ cast aluminium
.........................................................................................................17” x 3.5”
Rear .............................................................................6-spoke, cast aluminium
.........................................................................................................17” x 5.5”

Drivetrain

Primary Drive ........................................................................... Chain, 1.500:1 ratio
Final Drive6 ................................ New constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced
............................ Veyance Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 ratio
Clutch ......................................................................Wet, multi-plate, compensated
Transmission .......................................................................... 5-speed, helical gear

Gear Ratios:

1st ............................................................................................................ 2.65
2nd ........................................................................................................... 1.89
3rd ............................................................................................................ 1.41
4th ............................................................................................................ 1.17
5th ............................................................................................................ 1.00