2006 Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX


year: 2006 Buell Model: Lightning $8,895 Engine: Air/oil/fan 4 …, 45 degree V-Twin Five-speed, constant mesh, gears Horsepower @ RPM: 92 HP @ RPM Energy: 45 mm downdraft DDFI II injection Displacement: 984 cc L Top Speed: 160 mph



The original factory streetfighter with its minimalist styling, components and broad, torquey Ready to tear from the Choose your weapon.

Lightning® CityX XB9SX

The Lightning CityX XB9SX is an brawler, designed to rule the streets with muscle and Armed with handlebar and a headlight grille, the CityX grips wide, supermotard-style while the Skyline seat an elevated view of traffic The Thunderstorm 984 V-Twin delivers acceleration for the cut-and-thrust of urban Pirelli Scorpion Sync have an aggressive tread for all-conditions performance.

New high-impact frame pucks protect the from minor cosmetic The soft-rubber Buell X Guard protect the airbox from scuffing. The see-through Translucid cover and flyscreen put mechanical on display, while Villain wheels and Midnight Black body panels and front hide the grime of the city.

for 2006 in Hero Blue and new Kick Ash Translucid.

To handle the urban elements, the CityX is equipped with deflectors and a headlight grille. A new seat and a wide Villain handlebar with a Supermotard-style promote a comfortable, upright style perfect for viewing the ahead. The softrubber Buell® X helps protect the airbox when the rider’s tank bag is on the motorcycle.

The engine is mounted in a Lightning chassis that’s wellsuited to the cut-and-thrust action of riding. An ultra-short 52-inch 21-degree fork angle and of trail gives the Lightning razor-sharp reflexes.

The 3.7-gallon reservoir is located in the massive frame, and the muffler is located the engine  design that significantly lower the of gravity and reduce the moment of which helps enhance the response to rider input. The doubles as the engine oil reservoir and is by a fully adjustable Showa absorber. The front wheel the powerful Buell Zero Load™ brake system, a 375mm inside-out rotor and a caliper, suspended by a fully 43mm Showa inverted

All three 2006 Lightning have a lighter, stiffer design, a new, smoother-shifting and other technical updates for In addition to the new Lightning Long the 2006 Lightning line-up the Lightning CityX XB9SX and the XB12S. Each combines an riding position, bold styling and the stirring performance of an V-Twin engine.

Inspired by the minimalist profile of a racer, the Lightning models wide handlebars, dual mounted below a short and a clipped, screened-aluminium tail over a beefy 180mm tyre.

Lightning Technical

A new transmission features a “dog design for even quicker with less effort. gears reduce transmission and the oil-change interval is extended to km from 8045 km. Clutch effort has also been by 15 percent on the XB9SX and by 22 percent on the

A durable new Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Plus technology requires no service.

A redesigned swingarm models except XB12Ss) is and 0.25 kg lighter than the design. The swingarm continues to function as the oil reservoir, and the oil cap has been and redesigned to be easier to access and The inner fender and upper and belt guards have restyled.

The engine air intake has integrated directly on the air-box with an aluminum hex screen wraps around the fuel cap replacing the air duct that passed through the frame. capacity is increased to 14.5 for the Lightning CityX XB9SX and XB12S, and to 16.7 litres for the Long XB12Ss. Aggressive Performance

Each Lightning model is by the Buell Thunderstorm, a 45-degree V-Twin engine tuned to the broad powerband and tyretwisting that’s perfect for real-world performance. Both the 83-hp 984 and 100-hp Thunderstorm 1203 cc electronic fuel injection for throttle control.

The Thunderstorm cc engine also features InterActive Exhaust, which a valve in the dual-chamber muffler is controlled by the ECM and adjusts exhaust according to riding conditions to torque delivery and optimise power. The Buell Trilogy of design principles frame mass centralisation and low unsprung contribute to the performance of each model.

Fuel is carried in the aluminium frame, engine oil is in the swingarm, and the muffler is located the engine, all in an effort to centralise and lower the center of gravity.The Uniplanar engine mounting reduces vibration to the rider and frame rigidity by utilising the as a stressed member of the chassis. The Zero Torsional Load front brake features a 375mm rotor mounted the wheel rim, gripped by a caliper. Because braking are transmitted directly from the rim to the torsional load at the front is virtually eliminated and brake and control is enhanced.

Reduced torsional load the use of a very lightweight cast front wheel for a significant in unsprung weight and steering A lightweight drive belt unsprung weight at the rear. suspension components include a upside-down fork adjustable for compression and rebound damping and a adjustable Showa coil-over shock.

Buell Lightning XB12Ss An extended swingarm and fork rake give the new Long a 1360 mm wheelbase, 40 mm than the Lightning XB12S. rake is increased from 21 to 22 and trail goes from 84 mm to 119 mm. The is a streetfighter with more handling and expanded ergonomics suited to taller riders. The section is longer and the seat is and wider, and offers more for a passenger.

There’s also a under-seat storage compartment. frame side panels the Lightning Long a fuel-inframe of 16.7 litres.Buell InterActive a valve in the dual-chamber muffler by the ECM that adjusts exhaust gives the Thunderstorm 1203 cc engine smooth torque and optimised power.

Like all motorcycles, the handling remains and responsive. It is offered in Sunset with Sunset Orange Midnight Black with Amber wheels, and Thrust with Translucent Amber all with a Graphite Grey


Buell Thunderstorm 984 cc air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine

83 hp, 64 ft. lbs./86 Nm peak torque

Engine Type: Air/oil/fan four …, 45 degree

Displacement: 984 cc

Bore and Stroke: x 79.38 mm / 3.5 x 3.125 in

Compression 10.0:1

Frame Aluminium: with Uniplanar powertrain isolation system

Wheelbase: mm / 52 in

Rake: 21 degree

Trail: 84 mm / 3.3 in

suspension: Showa® inverted with adjustable compression rebound damping and spring

Rear suspension: Showa® absorber with adjustable damping, rebound damping and preload

Front wheel: 120 mm, 4.7 in

Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX

Rear wheel: travel 129 mm, in

Front brake: ZTL type 375 mm stainless steel floating 6 piston caliper

Rear 240 mm stainless steel rotor, piston floating caliper

wheel: 6 spoke cast, 3.5 in x 17 in

wheel: 6 spoke cast, 5.5 in x 17 in

tyre: Pirelli® Scorpion 120/70 ZR-17

Rear Pirelli® Scorpion Sync ZR-17

Load capacity: 179 kg / 395 lb

length: 1950 mm / 76.8 in


Type: Five-speed, mesh, Helical gears

drive: Triplex chain ratio

Clutch: Wet, compensated, reduced lever

Final drive: Constant 14 mm pitch aramid reinforced Hibrex® belt with Plus technology**, 2.41:1

Instruments: Electronic speedometer; odometer; 2 tripmeter; reserve clock; low fuel light; check light; oil pressure light; indicator for high turn signals and neutral

Charging system: 494 Watts 38-amp permanent magnet alternator with solid

Battery: 12 volt, 12 amp-hour

55/55 watt, projector

Taillight: 5/21 Watts

signals: Manual cancelling

airbox cover: Translucent Ash or Translucent Hero Blue

Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX
Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX


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