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Year
2010
Year
2010
Parent Company
Buell
Parent Company
Buell
Generic Type (Primary)
Standard
Generic Type (Primary)
Standard
Make
Buell
Make
Buell
Display Name
Lightning® XB9SX
Display Name
Lightning® XB12Ss
Manufacturer Country
USA
Manufacturer Country
USA
Introduction Year
2005
Introduction Year
2006
Price
Standard
Price
Standard
MSRP
$8,999
MSRP
$10,299
Warranty (Months/Condition)
24 / Unlimited
Warranty (Months/Condition)
24 / Unlimited
Engine
Standard
Engine
Standard
Engine Brand Name
Thunderstorm®
Engine Brand Name
Thunderstorm®
Engine Type
V Twin
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
2
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Horsepower RPM
7500
Horsepower RPM
6800
Torque RPM
5500
Torque RPM
6000
Cooling
Air / Oil
Cooling
Air / Oil
Valves
4
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valve Configuration
OHV - Pushrod
Valve Configuration
OHV - Pushrod
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Starter
Electric
Starter
Electric
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion
Standard
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Speed Governor
No
Speed Governor
No
Horsepower (bhp)
92
Horsepower (bhp)
103
Torque (Nm)
95
Torque (Nm)
114
Bore (mm/in)
88.9 / 3.5
Bore (mm/in)
88.9 / 3.5
Stroke (in/mm)
3.13 / 79.4
Stroke (in/mm)
3.81 / 96.8
Displacement (cc/ci)
984 / 60
Displacement (cc/ci)
1203 / 73.4
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)
65 / 50
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)
65 / 48
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)
3.6 / 4.7
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)
3.6 / 4.9
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
45
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
49
Transmission
Standard
Transmission
Standard
Transmission Type
Manual
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Number Of Speeds
5
Reverse
No
Reverse
No
Final Drive Ratio
2.41
Final Drive Ratio
2.41
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Belt
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Belt
Dimensions
Standard
Dimensions
Standard
Weight
Standard
Weight
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Performance
Standard
Performance
Standard
Length (in/mm)
78.2 / 1986
Length (in/mm)
81.9 / 2080
Width (in/mm)
32.7 / 831
Width (in/mm)
29.7 / 755
Height (in/mm)
42.3 / 1075
Height (in/mm)
-
Wheelbase (in/mm)
52 / 1321
Wheelbase (in/mm)
53.7 / 1364
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
4.4 / 110
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.5 / 140
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
390 / 177
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
400 / 181
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)
391 / 177
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)
373 / 169
GVWR (lbs)
850
GVWR (lbs)
850
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
3.8 / 14.5
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4.4 / 16.7
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
0.75 / 2.8
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
0.83 / 3.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
2.52
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
3.01
Construction
Standard
Construction
Standard
Frame
Aluminum
Frame
Aluminum
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips
Standard
Hand Grips
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Belt Guard
Yes
Belt Guard
Yes
Brush Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Chain Guard
No
Chain Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Engine Case Guard
Yes
Engine Case Guard
Yes
Exhaust Guard
No
Exhaust Guard
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Fork Guards
Yes
Hand Guards
Yes
Hand Guards
-
Heel Guards
Yes
Heel Guards
Yes
Light Guard
Yes
Light Guard
-
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Tank Guard
Yes
Tank Guard
Yes
Exterior Covers
Standard
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Stand
Standard
Stand
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Stand Type
Kick
Spoiler
Standard
Spoiler
Standard
Steering Control
Handlebar
Steering Control
Handlebar
Front Suspension Brand Name
Showa®
Front Suspension Brand Name
Showa®
Front Suspension Type
Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Type
Inverted Fork
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
Yes
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Showa®
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Showa®
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Air Adjustable
No
Air Adjustable
No
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.7 / 42.9
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.7 / 42.9
Front Travel (in/mm)
4.7 / 120
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.6 / 143
Rear Travel (in/mm)
5.1 / 129
Rear Travel (in/mm)
5.6 / 143
Wheels
Standard
Wheels
Standard
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Chromed
No
Chromed
No
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Tires
Standard
Tires
Standard
Tire Brand
Pirelli®
Tire Brand
Pirelli®
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Speed Rating
Z
Front Tire Speed Rating
Z
Front Wheel Diameter
17
Front Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Tire Width
180
Rear Tire Width
180
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
55
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
55
Rear Tire Speed Rating
Z
Rear Tire Speed Rating
Z
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Front Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Front Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)
5.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)
5.5
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Pirelli Scorpion Sync120/70 ZR17
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Pirelli Scorpion Sync 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Pirelli Scorpion Sync180/55 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Pirelli Scorpion Sync 180/55 ZR17
Brakes
Standard
Brakes
Standard
Front Brake Type
Disc
Front Brake Type
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
14.8 / 375
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
14.8 / 375
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.5 / 240
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.5 / 240
Seat Type
One-Piece
Seat Type
One-Piece
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Material
Vinyl
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Folding
No
Folding
No
Seat Specifications
Standard
Seat Specifications
Standard
Number Of Seats
2
Number Of Seats
2
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Seat Height (in/mm)
30.1 / 765
Seat Height (in/mm)
30.6 / 777
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Clock
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Light
Fuel Level Warning Type
Light
Service Reminder
Standard
Service Reminder
Standard
Tail Bag
Optional
Tail Bag
Optional
Tank Bag
Optional
Tank Bag
Optional
Underseat Storage
Standard
Underseat Storage
Standard
Storage Cover
Optional
Storage Cover
Optional
Map Holder
Optional
Map Holder
Optional
Hard Side Cases
-
Hard Side Cases
Optional
Side Storage Mount
-
Side Storage Mount
Optional
Type
Halogen
Type
Halogen
Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Heated Hand Grips
Optional
Heated Hand Grips
Optional
Paint
Standard
Paint
Standard
Metallic
No
Metallic
No
Side Case Mount
-
Side Case Mount
Optional