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– 2007 Buell Lightning XB12S
2007 Buell Lightning XB12S
2007 Lightning® XB12S Overview
This is Lightning in its purest form. The Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine pounds out 84 ft. lbs. of torque, a mountain of power made more tractable by the Buell InterActive Exhaust. The short, 52-inch wheelbase gives the XB12S the reflexes of a tailback. A coarse-texture seat and athletic riding position offer outstanding control. The Lightning XB12S is offered in Midnight Black with Designer Black wheels; or with the airbox cover and flyscreen in unique peek-a-boo Translucid Valencia Orange with Translucent Amber wheels, or new Translucid Cherry Bomb Red with Translucent Cherry Bomb Red wheels that put the mechanical details under the bodywork on display. In each case, the frame is Graphite Gray, the front fender and chin spoiler Midnight Black.
Buell Lightning XB12S highlights:
Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine
103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
Buell InterActive Exhaust
DDFI II Electronic Fuel Injection
New Pirelli Diablo T tires
New Cherry Bomb Translucid bodywork and wheels
Revised functional airbox cover and redesigned 3D cover graphic
Single-piece 49mm intake throttle body
Dry Weight: 395 pounds
Wheelbase: 52 inches
Seat height: 30.1 inches
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
Graphite grey frame, swingarm and passenger peg brackets
Magnesium tone cam/clutch cover
Lightning® XB12S, Lightning® and Lightning® XB12Scg
3.3 in. (83 mm)
51.8 in. (1315 mm)
Tires (Pirelli® Diablo T):
3.82 gal. (14.5 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity
0.75 gal. (2.8 L) warning light
(EPA urban/highway test)
48/65 mpg (4.9/3.6 L/100 km)
395 lbs. (179 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
850 lbs. (386 kg)
388 lbs. (176 kg)
Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke
3.500 in. x 3.812 in. (88.90 mm x 96.82 mm)
73.4 cu. in. (1203 cc)
49 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting
Torque (North America per SAE J607)
84 ft. lbs. @ 6000 rpm (113 NM @ 6000 rpm)
(North America per SAE J607)
103 hp @ 6800 rpm
2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Screw-on disposable element
Chain, 1.500:1 (57/38) ratio
Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced
Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27) ratio
Wet, multi-plate, compensated, reduced lever effort
5-speed, helical gear
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
Cherry Bomb Translucid (new) or
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
License 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
Midnight Black, Valencia Orange Translucid (new), Cherry Bomb Translucid (new)
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 obligation. 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).