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Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

2007 Buell SuperTT

by Brad Puetz

Saturday, 12 May

The evening before the 2007 Lightning Super TT XB12STT introduction we were invited to with a few of the staff from All of the people you would expect to see there. You had Buell marketing event co-coordinators, sales and the list goes on.

Then in someone I didn’t expect to see and he next to me at the dinner table. He himself as Erik Buell. then, this might be a bit of an dinner. I mean really, is the last time you sat next to Mr. or Mr.

Suzuki. Let’s just say the was much more interesting most of the dinner dates been on lately.

Suiting up for my ride on the newest creation Buell I wasn’t really what to expect. I am primarily a and even when occasionally on the street I am usually on some of a supersport track oriented The Buell’s have always my eye however.

I’ve always been to their unique styling and warrior look and the Lightning TT is no exception.

The Buell ride out on California ‘s Ortega a twisty road in Southern and a good place to see how the SuperTT handle in the high speed environment. From the moment you up the Buell you can feel the rumble and of the Harley motor. There is a hiccup off idle when but the motor smoothes out into a pulsating rhythm soon ignition.

The new Lightning Super TT is by the latest 1203cc Thunderstorm power plant and shares the wheelbase and 4.7-inch trail of its Lightning XB12SS sibling. not a powerhouse motor, it is a torquey, power plant which with the chassis makes for a fun around town and on the rough roads. Blazing through of the faster sections of Ortega however, did have me looking for a few ponies.

The Buell reaches its peak of 103 horsepower at 6800 rpm with 84 ft. lbs of

The Lightning Super TT has a fairly seating position forcing me to when maneuvering in parking and at intersections. This is mostly due to the suspension travel on the SuperTT. Out on the road the extra suspension makes for a plush, comfortable

Despite the high seat the center of gravity of the Buell is low, something Buell has very hard at creating. The weight is easy to feel as the felt very planted and in the fast sweepers.

After to the tail end of Ortega Hwy. one of the mentioned he knew of a few secluded as he called them so a handful of us off to ravage the hidden trails. Now I do from a motocross background but was many moons ago when it was stylish to wear hot pink gear and open face So it took me a little while to get riding this urban equipped with Pirelli Syncs on the tricky semi-paved road complete with jumps, 6-inch potholes and dirt to form berms in the

This type of terrain easily spell disaster but the and the Pirelli’s responded excellent to trying conditions and were giving me a little too much I caught myself charging a few corners and jumps in the road a too aggressively and had to remind myself wasn’t a dirt bike I was

To be honest when I first saw the Lightning Super TT XB12STT I was a skeptical of the Buell’s Supermoto due to it’s largely street appearance, but even with tires fitted to the Buell I was to do some pretty serious riding. These back proved to be the ultimate test for the and must have been the company had in mind when it up with the concept of the SuperTT.

The forgiving suspension on the Super TT me from doing a lip-stand on than one occasion. Every corner or hill seemed to a new hole in the road or patch of but the Buell remained composed. The adjustable 43mm Showa fork and fully adjustable rear shock allow for versatility.

Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT
Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

The Super TT also 5.63-inches of suspension travel to up those unseen potholes and a 31.4-inch solo seat with Supermoto-style allowing you to around freely while the bike into tight A passenger seat is available and can be provided you have a passenger enough.

Come into a a little too hot and run out of talent and you’ll be for some help from the The Buell has a braking system not only looks … but the job. A ZTL (Zero Torsional front braking system is on the wheel perimeter 375mm and gripped by six-piston caliper for light, six-spoke Designer Super TT wheels.

There was great feel at the allowing me to brake confidently in the sandy washed out corners.

Of the goal is to try to miss the sketchy of road and this is where the of the Buell came in very This may well be due to The Buell of Technology, which features rigidity, mass centralization and low weight. With the wide bike style handlebars, frame and long seat you can the Lightning Super TT very and always feel in control.

I was to ride it more like a bike, leg out in the corners and on the balls of my out of the saddle in the rough stuff.

No where you ride it, the Lightning TT is all about fun. Once the of piling Eric Buell’s creation into a hillside had I sat back and realized what a this ride was. been a long time I’ve come back a street ride with much adrenaline flowing.

Buell has done a masterful job in a motorcycle that handled from inner-city riding to fire roads.

The Lightning TT forced me to get out of my comfort zone and do riding I wasn’t normally to, which at times can be a little

Fortunately for me the Lightning Super TT is a fun, forgiving motorcycle it make you pay for your mistakes. it just rewards you with a handling, versatile package just begs for more

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

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