2004 Buell Lightning® Low XB9S
Good for girls too!By (I am an Owner) on Jan 20, 2009
This is my first motorcycle. I bought it in 2004 right after I got my license. I think it's a great beginner bike, but it's powerful enough that you don't feel the need to trade up right away. It's stable in the turns and the braking is fantastic. I've ridden friends' motorcycles and noticed ... how much longer it takes to stop on their bikes. You should definitely test-ride a Buell if you can. Most dealers have test ride weekends a couple of times a year that you can take advantage of. The low works well for me too, I'm a little shorter than the average male rider and I can reach the ground fine.