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2001 Buell Lightning X1
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2001 Buell Lightning X1
2001 Buell Lightning X1

 

- 2001 Buell Lightning X1

Specifications:

ENGINE
Type ............................................Air cooled, Four-Stroke, 45° V-Twin
Displacement ..............................1203 cc
Bore & Stroke ..............................3.5 x 3.8 in. /88.8 x 96.8 mm
Compression Ratio ......................10:1
Valve Train ..................................OHV, two valves per cylinder, hydraulic adjusters
Valve Adjustment ..........................Self Adjusting
Fuel Delivery ................................Dynamic Digital Fuel Injection (DDFI)
Exhaust ......................................Free-Breathing 2 into 1 collector
Air Cleaner ..................................Helmholtz Volume Power System
HP/Torque ..................................101 hp @ 6000 rpm; 90 ft-lbs @ 5500 rpm
Lubrication ..................................Dry sump, 2.5 qt (2366 cc)
Oil Filtration..................................Screw-on disposable element
Battery ........................................Inclined 12-volt, 19 amp-hour, SLA (Sealed Lead Acid)

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission................................Five-speed, constant mesh
Ratio ..........................................(1) 2.69, (2) 1.85, (3) 1.43, (4) 1.18, (5) 1.00
Primary Drive ..............................Triplex chain; ratio 1.6:1
Clutch..........................................Wet, multiplate
Final Drive....................................Kevlar® belt; ratio 2.26:1

CHASSIS
Frame..........................................Tubular perimeter chrome-moly mainframe with Uniplanar® powertrain vibration isolation
system; Black (not avail. with Arctic White body) or Nuclear Blue ($300.00, not avail. with
Bulls Eye Red body) finish; Cast aluminum tail section.
Wheelbase ..................................55.0 in./139.7 cm
Rake/Trail ....................................23°, 3.5 in/8.9 cm
Front Suspension..........................Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear Suspension ..........................Aluminum arc swingarm; Showa extension type damper with adjustable compression
damping, rebound damping and spring preload.
Front Wheel Travel ........................4.7 in./11.9 cm
Rear Wheel Vertical Travel ............4.6 in./11.7 cm
Front Brake..................................Six piston caliper, 340 mm stainless steel floating rotor
Rear Brake ..................................Single piston caliper, 230 mm stainless steel rotor
Front Wheel..................................3-spoke cast, 3.5 x 17; Stardust Silver or Nuclear Blue finish
Rear Wheel ..................................3-spoke cast, 5.0 x 17; Stardust Silver or Nuclear Blue finish
Front Tire ....................................Dunlop SportMax, 120/70 ZR17 D207F
Rear Tire......................................Dunlop SportMax, 170/60 ZR17 D207
Seat Height..................................29.5 in/74.9cm
Ground Clearance ........................4.9 in/12.5 cm
Fuel Tank Capacity........................4.2 gal. (low fuel light at .5 gal.) / 15.8L (low fuel light at 1.9L)
Miles Per Gallon – EPA Test Reg. ..45 City, 53 Highway
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating ..........885 lbs./401 kg
Dry Weight ..................................440 lbs./200 kg
Wet Weight ..................................488 lbs./221 kg
Load Capacity ..............................397 lbs./180 kg

INSTRUMENTS
Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer, tripmeter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam,
turn signals, neutral, low fuel light and check engine light

ELECTRICAL
Charging System..........................297 watt AC alternator; solid state regulator/rectifier
Headlight ....................................60/55 watts
Tailight ........................................5/21 watts
Turn Signals ................................Manual canceling

COLORS
Midnight Black, Bulls Eye Red, Sunset Orange, Sunfire Yellow, Arctic White

OPTIONAL FEATURES
Buell P/M 3.5 x 17 front and 5.5 x 17 rear, spun aluminum wheels

SPECIAL FEATURES
European passing lamp