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Buell Lightning XB12S 2008

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Model ID
Manufacturer (Make)Buell
Model NameLightning XB12S
Category(class)Street Fighter
Engine Capacity (Displacement)1202 ccm (73.35 cubic inches)
Engine TypeV2
Compression Ratio10.0:1
Valves per Cylinder2
Timing SystemOHV
Fuel System(Carburetion)Injection. 49 mm down draft DDFI III fuel injection
Starter SystemElectric
Lubrication SystemDry-sump
Cooling SystemOil & air
Exhaust SystemTuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting
ClutchWet, multi-plate, compensated, reduced lever effort
Gearbox5 speed
Transmission (Final Drive)Belt
Frame TypeAluminum frame with Uniplanar powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Front Suspension43 mm Showa inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Front Suspension Travel120 mm (4.72 inches)
Rear SuspensionShowa coil-over monoshock with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Suspension Travel127 mm (5 inches)
Front BrakesSingle disc. 8-piston calipers
Rear BrakesSingle disc. 2-piston calipers
Rear Brakes DiameterØ240 mm (Ø9.45 inches)
Front Tire120/70-ZR17
Rear Tire180/55-ZR17
Overall Length1935 mm (76.18 inches)
Overall Width754 mm (29.69 inches)
Fork Angle (Rake)21.0° degrees
Wheelbase1321 mm (52.01 inches)
Ground Clearance110 mm (4.33 inches)
Dry Weight179.2 kg (395 lb)
Fuel Capacity 14.45 litres (3.82 gallons)
Max Power103.00 HP (75.2 kW) at 6800 RPM
Max Torque113.90 Nm (83.75 ft*lbs) at 6000 RPM
Power/Weight Ratio0.51 Hp/Kg
Top Speed-
Acceleration (dart, speedup) time
0-100 km/h3.6 seconds
0-60 mph3.4 seconds
  • 1/4 mile
  • -
  • 60 to 140 km/h, highest gear
  • -

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