Is a Buell Lightning a good bike?

Is a Buell Lightning a good bike?

It is a real shame as the 05 buell was the best bike i ever had but the 08 model is the worst….

Summary of owners’ reviews
Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 4.9 out of 5 (4.9/5)
Engine: 4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
Reliability & build quality: 4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)

What is a Buell Lightning Long?

An extended swingarm and increased fork rake give the new Lightning Long a 54-inch wheelbase, two inches longer than the Lightning XB12S. Fork rake is increased from 21 to 22 degrees and trail goes from 3.3 inches to 4.7 inches. Larger frame side panels give the Lightning Long a fuel-in-frame capacity of 4.4-gallons.

How much horsepower does a Buell Lightning have?

103.00 HP
Buell Lightning XB12S Specs The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 103.00 HP (75.2 kW) @ 6800 RPM and a maximum torque of 113.90 Nm (11.6 kgf-m or 84.0 ft. lbs) @ 6000 RPM .

What CC is a Buell Lightning?

Buell XB12S Lightning

Make Model. Buell XB12S Lightning
Engine 45° V-Twin, four stroke, pushrod actuated overhead valve. hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, 2 valve per cylinder.
Capacity 1203 cc / 73 cu in
Bore x Stroke 88.9 x 96.8 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1

How much horsepower does a Buell Lightning long xb12ss have?

Rider’s exclusive first test of the Lightning Long XB12Ss was on a preproduction model, which Buell says had 90 percent production parts. On the Barnett Engineering Dynojet dyno it cranked out 87.1 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 71.8 lb-ft of torque at 5,800.

What kind of bike is Buell XB12X Ulysses?

Buell XB12X Ulysses: ‘adventure sport’ style with enduro bars and bodywork and long travel suspension. 16 owners have reviewed their BUELL XB12S LIGHTNING (2003 – 2009) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

What kind of mpg does a 2006 Buell Lightning long get?

I rode our 2006 XB12Ss test bike back-to-back with a 2005 XB9S, and you can indeed feel the difference in clutch lever effort. At 44 average mpg, our XB12Ss could go nearly 200 miles between fill-ups.

What kind of seat does a Buell Lightning have?

The Lightnings are the Buell models with more upright seating positions and naked styling, and the XB12Ss offers the most room of all of them. Instead of a seriously thin and skinny pad the Ss seat is thick, wide and long, if a bit firm for best comfort.

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