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2004 Buell Lightning® XB12S

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2004 Sport


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2004 Buell Lightning® XB12S

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2004 Buell Lightning® XB12S Specifications

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Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $10,995.00
Dealers Buell Dealers
Warranty  24
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp)  103
Horsepower RPM  6800
Torque (Ft Lbs)  84
Torque RPM  6000
Cooling  Air / Oil
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  OHV
Bore (mm/in)  89 / 3.5
Stroke (mm/in)  97 / 3.81
Displacement (cc/ci)  1203 / 73
Compression Ratio  10.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  49
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Speed Governor  No
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  2.69 / 1.85 / 1.43 / 1.18 / 1
Reverse  No
Final Drive Ratio  2.41
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Front Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  5.5
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Width  120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Front Tire Speed Rating  Z
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  180
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  55
Rear Tire Speed Rating  Z
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop 180/55 ZR17
Front Brake Type  Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  14.8 / 375
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  9.5 / 240
Front Suspension Type  Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.7 / 120
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  5 / 127
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.35
Width (in/mm)  29.7 / 755
Wheelbase (in/mm)  52 / 1320
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  4.2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  395 / 179
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  390 / 177
GVWR (lbs/kgs)  850 / 386
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  3.7 / 14
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.7 / 2.6
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  3.05
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Seat Height (in/mm)  30.1 / 765
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Frame  Aluminum
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Chain Guard  Yes
Drive Shaft Guard  Yes
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Tank Guard  Yes
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Front Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Warranty (Months)  24
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport
Manufacturer Country  USA
Parent Company  Buell
Display Name  Lightning® XB12S
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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American Iron
By Frederic(Owner), Jun. 18, 2010
After 6 years and 30000 miles: 3 words = Fun, reliable, unique.
Great torque, fast enough, loud enough (with after market exhaust), Great hadling, Grreat gas mileage, little to no maintenance required, attention getter.

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Dare to be Different
By Robert Lore(Owner), Sep. 15, 2008
It shakes, it sometimes marks its territory and when its hot it may knock. But each and every time I get on it I know I am going to have a grin from ear to ear!

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