2003 Buell Lightning vs Ducati Monster — Motorcycle USA

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Buell Lightning XB9S
Buell Lightning XB9S

2003 Buell Lightning vs Monster

The …-bike class has one of the most popular new segments of the industry. The class rules are enough: Start with amounts of bodywork so mechanical such as the engine and frame on and make sure there’s a engine and a rigid, capable underneath.

Ducati spawned the sportbike genre with the when they introduced the down Monster at the 1992 Motor Show and it entered the following year. The machine as the M900 has gone on to become the successful line of bike has ever offered, and it helped the then-troubled company from Il Monstro remains the standard by all other … bikes are

The … bike movement helped popularize saved manufacturer: Buell. Led by innovator Buell, his early offerings slow to catch on. But in 1996, the S1 Lightning debuted, and the Harley-powered gained a much wider

Buell’s Lightning took a leap forward with the introduction of the XB9S Lightning. took his Trilogy of Technology to a new level, keeping the design of mass centralization, frame and lower unsprung weight at the of its design. Most manufacturers a similar plan of … designing a new bike, but the XB9S is nothing ever seen

Gone is the steel-tube frame of its replaced instead by a a beefy technological marvel. What to be its fuel tank is actually an airbox cover; the massive frame spars actually are the cell, aiding Buell’s centralization intent. In a similar the aluminum swingarm also as the oil reservoir for the big air-oil cooled H-D

Buell Lightning XB9S
Buell Lightning XB9S

Still not impressed? Take a at the front wheel. Using the of Zero Torsion Load the XB9S is the first production to feature a huge brake attached to the rim rather than the with a single six-piston providing the stopping power.

This creative approach to allows for the construction of the wheel to be light, which of course unsprung weight.

The wiring on the might be the most tidy of any bike. Every piece of electronics is concealed neatly the seat. Unlike the Monster, are very few pieces that out of place. But that is where the wonderful innovations end on the Lightning. The of the XB9S is a tuned-for-torque 998cc pushrod V-Twin, heavily from The Motor Company’s ramge.

The marriage of H-D and Buell is laid out in the for all the world to see.

Buell Lightning XB9S
Buell Lightning XB9S
Buell Lightning XB9S
Buell Lightning XB9S
Buell Lightning XB9S


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