2007 Buell Lightning Super TT Motorcycle Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2007 Buell Lightning TT | Motorcycle Review

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Buell has an enviable skill of the most of limited resources. The clearly isn’t set to make machine completely unique and so they carefully peruse the bin to come up with something new and Case in point is the Lightning TT, a streetfighter/supermoto hybrid that much more than you expect at first consideration.

The TT is something of a halfway house the Ulysses adventure bike enough, but not a favorite of mine) and the Long (which I enjoy a bit and reviewed in our December 2006/January issue). It has the extended chassis of the Long, suspension travel an inch short of the Ulysses, handlebars that recall the (city-cross) and a unique single-person with dirt bike Whether or not this sounds a great idea or a hopeless depends on your perspective, but the is in the riding.

When I first swung a leg the Super TT, I noticed the taller than the Long’s-it is about an taller. That’s fine. I plenty of tall-seated bikes. strange is when I leaned to grasp the bars. They where I’d expect with a that tall-they’re much

This felt awkward at the very least, strange), I picked up my feet, put them on the and took off. Ahhhh; now I It’s a fairly sporty position with relatively and wide bars.

I was immediately comfortable, despite the introduction.

Once underway, I the standard Buell Lightning The 1203cc Thunderstorm motor is an ride. Not blindingly fast, and I that in a good way. It with more than authority for reasonable (and unreasonable) street riding, and develops shortly after is abandoned.

Twist-and-go is the name of the and shift when the 3.5-inch starts to protest that moving too rapidly.

Hitting the I never really noticed the positioning of the bike and rider, for the fact that I wasn’t too to test the Pirelli Scorpion tires enough to see if I could the pegs. I’m sure it is possible, but I had no in trying-that’s not what this is about. Instead, I just through the corners and didn’t about touching down

Although you’ll see the word bandied about, this is not about backing into Just ride it like a upright sport bike and you be the least bit disappointed or startled.

to Buells are a very personal and for me: I’m a believer. The Super TT is my favorite yet. I took it down broken-pavement 1.5-lane roads, and it felt like it was in its element.

It worked better on this that its supposedly more brother, the Ulysses, which seems too tall. The Showa was adequate to deal with and low-altitude (we’re talking jumps on the ragged road. The handled gravel on the road, and the leverage of the wide bars care of the rest.

I even it down a dirt road for a or so, surprised at its willingness to do feet-up and maintain its composure over bumps (no whoops, please, the weighs 400 pounds dry). give credit to the beefy frame for the solid feel.

In the Super TT is a fine commuter. The and tall seating position you an excellent view of the road though lane splitting extra care due to the wide The torquey motor and superb add to the commutability of the bike.

Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT
Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

And, of course, be prepared for looks at red lights. The big V-twin is an attention grabber.

I’d tell you to try not to away from stop but it won’t be easy so you’ll to decide that for yourself.

So, has done it again. Without a lot of new the company managed to devise model that makes just that much inviting and interesting to sport who remain skeptical about powered by a motor built by

Motorcycle Riding Style

Shoei X-Eleven

Jacket: Vendetta

Pants: Shift

Gloves: Shift Streetfighter

Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT
Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT
Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT
Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT
Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT
Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT


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