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– 2007 Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
2007 Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
2007 Lightning® CityX XB9SX Overview
A metro-middleweight, the Lightning CityX XB9SX is the perfect tool for the rider who needs to slice through congested traffic, blast away from green lights, dodge construction zones and occasionally bump a curb. The tall Skyline seat helps the rider see over traffic. A new, grippy vinyl seat cover material offers enhanced control and comfort. Wide, supermotard-style handlebars feature handlebar deflectors, the dual headlights are covered with an aggressive grille, and high-impact composite frame pucks protect the frame from minor cosmetic damage. The open tread pattern of Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires offers outstanding, all-conditions traction. The Lightning CityX is powered by the Thunderstorm 984 V-Twin that revs quicker and higher than the Thunderstorm 1203 while still serving up a satisfying portion of torque. The see-through Translucid airbox cover and flyscreen in Hero Blue or Kick Ash Gray put mechanical details on display, while Villain Black wheels and Midnight Black lower body panels and front fender hide the grime of the city.
Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX highlights:
Buell Thunderstorm 984 fuel-injected air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
92 peak hp @ 7500 rpm (per SAE J607)
70 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 5500 rpm (per SAE J607)
DDFI II Electronic Fuel Injection
Revised functional airbox cover and redesigned 3D cover graphic
Dry Weight: 390 pounds
Wheelbase: 52 inches
Seat height 31.4 inches
New coarse-textured seat
Fully adjustable 43mm Showa upside-down fork
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
Buell ZTL front brake
Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
Wide, flat bars and bikini fly screen
Pirelli Scorpion Sync T tires
Villain Black Wheels
Supermotard-style crossbar handlebars with deflectors
Headlight grille, deflectors and frame pucks
Lightning® CityX XB9SX
76.2 in. (1935 mm)
32.3 in. (820 mm)
31.4 in. (797 mm)
4.35 in. (110 mm)
Rake (steering head)
Soft Contact, Right
Soft Contact, Left
Hard Contact, Right
Hard Contact, Left
3.3 in. (83 mm)
52.0 in. (1320 mm)
Tires (Pirelli® Scorpion Sync):
3.82 gal. (14.5 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity
0.75 gal. (2.8 L) warning light
(EPA urban/highway test)
50/65 mpg (4.7/3.6 L/100 km)
390 lbs. (177 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
850 lbs. (386 kg)
398 lbs. (181 kg)
Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke
3.500 in. x 3.125 in. (88.90 mm x 79.38 mm)
60 cu. in. (984 cc)
45 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with mass-centralized mounting
(North America per SAE J607)
70 ft. lbs. @ 5500 rpm
(95 NM @ 5500 rpm)
(North America per SAE J607)
92 hp @ 7500 rpm
2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Screw-on disposable element
Chain, 1.676:1 (57/32) ratio
Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced
Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27) ratio
Wet, multi-plate, compensated
5-speed, constant mesh
Aluminum frame with UniplanarTM powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
43 mm Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
Showa coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable
compression damping, rebound damping,
and spring preload
Villian Black Powdercoat (new)
6-spoke, ZTLTM cast aluminum,
3.5 in. x 17 in.
(89 mm x 432 mm)
6-spoke, cast aluminum,
5.5 in. x 17 in.
(140 mm x 432 mm)
ZTL-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper,
375 mm single-sided, inside-out,
stainless steel, floating rotor
Single-piston, floating caliper;
240 mm stainless steel, fixed rotor
4.72 in. (120 mm)
5.00 in. (127 mm)
(per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V,
12 amp/hour, 200 cca
494W peak, 38-amp, permanent magnet,
3-phase alternator with solid-state regulator
1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
(twin quartz halogen [H7])
Turn Signal Lights
Licence Plate Light
55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam
10W manual canceling
Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual resettable tripmeter;
high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles traveled on reserve),
turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock
Hero Blue Translucid, Kick Ash Translucid
24 months (unlimited mileage)
1 Specifications for non-U.S. markets might differ. Buell reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligations. Vehicle specifications may vary from country to country depending on local laws. Some models are not available in certain countries.
2 Based on tests conducted under lab conditions per U.S. E.P.A. test procedures. Mileage will vary
depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, and vehicle condition.
3 Hibrex® and Flexten® are registered trademarks of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
4 Showa® and Pirelli® are registered trademarks of their respective owners.
5 Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
6 Unladen, wet configuration (no rider, all fluids).
7 Laden, wet configuration (design rider, all fluids).
8 Without mirrors.
9 Bottomed-out configuration (100% suspension compression).