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08 Buell Lightning XB12S specificationsBuell Lightning XB12S 2008


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Buell's profilation of this bike
An American streetfighter with radical 52´ wheelbase, 21° rake and 3.3´ of trail. Great agility for any riding situation. 1203 cc Thunderstorm® air/oil/fan-cooled, fuel-injected 45° V-Twin pulls like a freight train right off idle.

General information
Model:Buell Lightning XB12S
Year:2008
Category:Naked bike
Rating:74.4 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Price as new (MSRP):US$ 10495. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
Engine and transmission
Displacement:1202.88 ccm (73.40 cubic inches)
Engine type:V2, four-stroke
Power:103.00 HP (75.2 kW)) @ 6800 RPM
Torque:113.90 Nm (11.6 kgf-m or 84.0 ft.lbs) @ 6000 RPM
Compression:10.0:1
Valves per cylinder:2
Fuel system:Injection. 49 mm down draft DDFI III fuel injection
Fuel control:OHV
Lubrication system:Dry-sump
Cooling system:Oil & air
Gearbox:5-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Belt
Clutch:Wet, multi-plate, compensated, reduced lever effort
Exhaust system:Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type:Aluminum frame with Uniplanar™ powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Rake (fork angle):21.0°
Front suspension:43 mm Showa inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Front suspension travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear suspension:Showa coil-over monoshock with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear suspension travel:127 mm (5.0 inches)
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions:180/55-ZR17
Front brakes:Single disc. 8-piston calipers
Rear brakes:Single disc. 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes diameter:240 mm (9.4 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight:179.2 kg (395.0 pounds)
Power/weight ratio:0.5749 HP/kg
Overall length:1,935 mm (76.2 inches)
Overall width:754 mm (29.7 inches)
Ground clearance:110 mm (4.4 inches)
Wheelbase:1,321 mm (52.0 inches)
Fuel capacity:14.45 litres (3.82 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter:Electric
Color options:Midnight Black, Valencia Orange Translucid, Cherry Bomb Translucid
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