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2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Coolness Factor = 63.7%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 09, 2014 8:21 am

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2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX

For those looking for a bike with agile handling, as well as serious torque and acceleration for real urban power, MY10 sees the introduction of the new Lightning® CityX XB12SX. Receiving its debut in Europe, the XB12SX marries the sheer power of the Thunderstorm™ 1203cc V-Twin engine with Buell’s popular Lightning CityX XB9SX chassis and suspension, inspired by the needs of today’s urban rider. Delivering a whopping 104 Nm/ 77 ft lbs of torque, the bike is available in Valencia Orange Translucent & Hero Blue Translucent, both with black wheels.

Urban Warrior. Just as a jagged stretch of country road offers one kind of challenge, a crowded city environment offers another. This urban streetfighter comes fully equipped to handle whatever the big city throws your way, with standard wind deflectors, frame pucks, headlamp grille, and the unique X-Guard to protect the airbox cover from your tank bag. Light, nimble, and aggressive, it's powered by a 1203cc Thunderstorm® air/oil/fan-cooled, fuel injected, 45-degree V-Twin. Who says a road has to be wide open to be fun?


2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - http://www.totalmotorcycle.com Specifications
Europe MSRP: starting at £7,640
USA MSRP: NA
Canada MSRP: NA


Dimensions1

Length2 1985 mm
Seat Height3 765 mm
Overall Width4 831 mm
Ground Clearance2 110 mm
Rake at Steering Head (°) 21
Fork Angle (°) 21
Trail 84 mm
Wheelbase 1320 mm
Fuel Capacity 14.5 l
Oil Capacity5 2.4 l
Dry Weight 179 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 386 kg
Load Capacity 173 kg


Powertrain1 http://www.totalmotorcycle.com

Engine Thunderstorm™ air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
Displacement 1203 cc
Bore 88.9 mm
Stroke 96.8 mm
Engine Torque (EU Standard EC95/1) 104 Nm / 77 ft. lbs.
Engine Torque RPM (EU Standard EC95/1) 5500
Horsepower (EU Standard EC95/1) 93 hp / 94 PS / 69 kW
Horsepower RPM (EU Standard EC95/1) 7000
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Mileage per US EPA Urban N/A
Mileage per US EPA Highway N/A
Intake Zero-resistance airbox


DriveTrain1

Primary Drive Type Chain
Primary Drive Ratio 1.500:1 (57/38)
Secondary Drive Type7
Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced Goodyear® Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology
Secondary Drive Member Pitch Length (# of Teeth or # of Links) 128
Secondary Drive Ratio 2.407:1 (65/27)


Chassis1 http://www.totalmotorcycle.com

Front Brake ZTL²™ brake
Front Rotor and Caliper Configuration 8-piston, fixed caliper
Front Rotor Size, OD 375 mm, single sided, inside-out, stainless steel, floating disc
Number of Front Brake Rotors 1
Rear Rotor and Caliper Configuration Single piston, floating caliper; stainless steel, fixed disc
Rear Rotor Size, OD 240 mm
Rear Shock Showa® coil-over monoshock with remote under-seat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
Front Fork Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
Front Fork Slider Tube Diameter 43 mm
Fork Lock Availability (true or false) True
Suspension Travel: Front 120 mm
Suspension Travel: Rear 129 mm
Lean Angle: Soft Contact, Degrees Left 42°
Lean Angle: Soft Contact, Degrees Right 42°
Lean Angle: Hard Contact, Degrees Left 48°
Lean Angle: Hard Contact, Degrees Right 50°
Frame Black aluminium frame with Uniplanar™ powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Swingarm Cast aluminium swingarm with detachable brace. Oil in swingarm.


Wheels and Tyres1

Tyre Brand and Model, Front Pirelli® Scorpion® Sync ® T
Tyre Brand and Model, Rear Pirelli® Scorpion® Sync ® T
Tyre Size Designator, Front 120/70 ZR-17
Tyre Size Designator, Rear 180/55 ZR-17
Wheel Type, Front 6-spoke, ZTL™ cast aluminium
Wheel Type, Rear 6-spoke, cast aluminium
Wheel Size, Front 17" x 3.5"
Wheel Size, Rear 17" x 5.5"


Miscellaneous1

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



Colors/Finishes/Graphics1

Colours Valencia Orange Translucent; Hero Blue Translucent
Frame Phantom Metallic
Wheels Villain Black


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Re: This Week: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Vote Toda

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 09, 2014 8:23 am

Another blast from the past this week of 2010... the 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX!

The Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX was a new model for 2010 (and last year of Buell) and it never made it over to North America before the company was dissolved. Would it have sold enough in USA/Canada? Could the CityX line have started something good for Buell? OR was it too little too late?

...has it really been 5 model years now Buell hasn't been around? Amazing.

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Re: This Week: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Vote Toda

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri May 09, 2014 1:39 pm

Although I have not had a ride on this particular size of Buell...I had to vote fail for the Buell experience I did have. It was a 500cc and awful.
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Re: This Week: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Vote Toda

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri May 09, 2014 5:54 pm

I have owned 3 Buells and never been disappointed this is my very favorite Buell the City X has the higher reving 984 in the model I rode and it is just a BLAST to ride.
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Re: This Week: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Vote Toda

Unread post by faded sun » Fri May 09, 2014 10:58 pm

I have never owned a Buell. My friend had a 500 Blast and it was a nightmare to maintain. But this model is just fugly. I am sure it would have a lot of power for an urban ride but I think you would be hard pressed to use that much power in my urban environment in Toronto. I just find it not very aesthetic. Since it is marketed as an urban machine I wonder how comfortable it is for the long haul.

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Re: This Week: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Vote Toda

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sat May 10, 2014 6:42 pm

It is great on the long haul, Buell is look that well love it hate it whichever but the machines perform. The low torque of the sportster motor makes it one of the best urban bikes I ever owned 3rd gear 8-80 literally no shifting required roll on roll off great braking a little hot in the firebolt model but the sx and ss models are pretty good. Nothing I ever owned handles like a Buell either. The Blast well IDK it's literally a half a sportster motor and if it doesn't grenade they are not bad little puddle jumpers or really good for small framed women. Maintain IDK bout that there aint nuthin to em easy as pie IMHO sportster motor is damn near bullet proof.
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Re: This Week: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Vote Toda

Unread post by HYPERR » Sat May 10, 2014 7:22 pm

Voted awesome. My fave Buells are the tubers but all Sportster-engined Buells are awesome IMO.
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Re: This Week: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Vote Toda

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun May 11, 2014 8:52 am

Aww, c'mon, look at how quirky and innovative this thing was, even half a decade ago. Fuel in the frame, oil in the swingarm, rim-mounted brake disk, muffler underneath the bike, translucent body panels. Awesome! Can't wait for EBR to start making their own standard/streetfighter/nakeds.
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Re: This Week: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Vote Toda

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 16, 2014 9:39 am

Grey Thumper wrote:Aww, c'mon, look at how quirky and innovative this thing was, even half a decade ago. Fuel in the frame, oil in the swingarm, rim-mounted brake disk, muffler underneath the bike, translucent body panels. Awesome! Can't wait for EBR to start making their own standard/streetfighter/nakeds.
That's the way I see it :D

I voted: Cool, yes it's true the power in the city isn't needed, but the torque is always welcomed to get yourself out of traffic quick. 1200cc is pretty much weight overkill though, but at least it's a low weight heavy-weight.

I've really on the edge of the seat waiting for EBR to re-introduce a naked street bike again. Would be interesting to see if he uses the V-Twin or an inline-4... and I'd like to see it complete with the new FZ-09 or FZ-07 area.

Buell's were sure innovative back in the day, I'm still VERY disappointed that Harley-Davidson never used any of the Buell innovations in their bikes, what a waste of R&D! I do like H-D's, but when you compare them (innovation wise) to a Buell, it's hard to understand H-D's un-innovative approach here.

That said, my neighbour has a Buell Ulysses and ran out of gas on the highway. To a normal bike that isn't that bad of a deal, but on a Buell, it's a new fuel pump if you do and it's hard to get to! Not such a good design there. As they all have the same design I couldn't vote for Awesome based on that even though I badly wanted to. :(

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Re: This Week: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Vote Toda

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 16, 2014 10:24 am

2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Coolness Factor = 63.7%
Featured: May 9th, 2014 - May 16th, 2014
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=49290
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Your Coolness Factor of the 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX is:

Awesome (3 points) 32% [ 11 ]
Cool (2 points) 38% [ 13 ]
Uncool (1 point) 18% [ 6 ]
Fail (0 point) 12% [ 4 ]

Total votes : 34


= a Coolwall Factor of 63.7%

NOTES: Quite a mixed bag of results, but as sure like what one of our members "Grey Thumper" said "look at how quirky and innovative this thing was, even half a decade ago. Fuel in the frame, oil in the swingarm, rim-mounted brake disk, muffler underneath the bike, translucent body panels. Awesome! Can't wait for EBR to start making their own standard/streetfighter/nakeds."

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Re: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Coolness Factor = 63

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sun May 18, 2014 7:39 pm

I ran out of fuel last year in the mountains and my fuel pump was very heavy on my mind made out ok though. The KTM's also suffer from the pump death as well
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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2014 RESULTS

Unread post by chrisinebunny » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:41 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:
Fri May 16, 2014 10:24 am
2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Coolness Factor = 63.7%
Featured: May 9th, 2014 - May 16th, 2014
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=49290
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2 ... XB12SX.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX is:

Awesome (3 points) 32% [ 11 ]
Cool (2 points) 38% [ 13 ]
Uncool (1 point) 18% [ 6 ]
Fail (0 point) 12% [ 4 ]

Total votes : 34


= a Coolwall Factor of 63.7%

NOTES: Quite a mixed bag of results, but as sure like what one of our members "Grey Thumper" said "look at how quirky and innovative this thing was, even half a decade ago. Fuel in the frame, oil in the swingarm, rim-mounted brake disk, muffler underneath the bike, translucent body panels. Awesome! Can't wait for EBR to start making their own standard/streetfighter/nakeds."

Next 2014 TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting on, have fun!!
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Re: 2010 Buell Lightning CityX XB12SX - Coolness Factor = 63.7%

Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:22 pm

I rode one as a demo day ride (only demo day ride ever actually lol) hated it. Cramped.
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