2008 Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss



Also as the Lightning Long, this heads away from its brothers and prepares itself for the haul. It keeps the Buell 1203 V-Twin engine that now it uses the 103 HP for covering as ground possible in a single day of


First launched in this Buell isn’t almost at all from the bike you can buy but you know what they “It’s the little things make it special”.

The XB12Ss was as a … bike powered by very same V2 engine the exact same power and (103 HP and 113 Nm). 2006 year was also available carburetor. Colors were

For 2007, the engine was fitted 49mm down draft || fuel injection. You could it painted any color you wanted as as it was midnight black with black wheels (it seems some things never

But for 2008, apart from the Black, also available and are the Cherry Bomb Translucid and Orange Translucid.


The subject of this is also more suitable for the with the Ducati S2R 1000 as are built for gathering miles and on the twisty mountains or country

They are both … powered by V-twin engines are claimed to produce 103 HP (Buell) and 95 HP so Buell’s in for some fierce

The versatile and aggressive behavior standard in both cases so it is of a styling thing and soft Although street fighters, two will never be confused as the differences are radical. The Ducati is a sleek and … Italian which could conquer heart in a split second, but the is more of a “something you don’t see day” thing.

Let’s see it’s all about.


Buell started producing 25 years ago, every had pretty much approached and its characteristic style. So what the American builder do in order to its share of the market well Play tricks with on design.

Massive motorbikes ended up, but the looking Lightning XB12Ss stands out as being among the appealing built by Buell.

Its fighter appearance is given by the two headlights, but what makes it out is the wide frame which has the purpose of holding the gasoline. unit was built around the big which can be spotted and easily thanks to the characteristic exhaust

The two-passenger seat remains and yet roomy. It is pretty hard to the different elements that characterize a modern day bike, but who that we’re dealing such thing. Its design is futuristic and smooth, showing this manufacturer is here to

It looks simple, but step by you will uncover that the drive final drive is not only efficient, but also the “under-the-motor” exhaust is well and the attention to details will charm you.


Riding a Buell motorcycle is a unique experience which can be out passed by an even longer, and tougher ride. This is the with the Long version of the Lightning, a motorcycle on which I a leg over and got down with a big in my helmet.

The bike is simply outstanding and accommodating. I would like to with this last because comfort is supposed to highest levels on a bike is build to go miles and miles the rider and passenger on its back, intending to have a life getting off of it too.

I felt I could ride on it forever as the is comfy, and the handlebars at quick Footpegs are carefully positioned in to contribute at offering this riding position.

Now that I properly accommodated (and for a more than a hundred my passenger too), I could the bike a chance to prove its good point through the performance and the other features contribute at an impressive ride would put a good mark on a riding days.

Of course, the and lively Thunderstorm 1203 engine was the point on which I during my test and although I am with the engine, it manages to me every time. Lots of low end, powerful mid-range and a top end is what characterize the V-Twin and the whole bike.

But the frame isn’t there to hold the gas, it completes the destination for which it was built in the place and that is offering stability and confidence through speed corners. The 54 inch has also much to do with and the bike becomes even suitable for the twisty roads.

The gearbox is all that the engine in order to prove its point. is smooth and precise, while the is firm enough to let you know to hardly twist the throttle and safely on the bike.

Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss

What I found impressive was how the bike thanks to its 23.5 degrees and the stability which characterizes Buell motorcycle.

The Lightning is not stable when leaned but while braking too. And it brake, believe me! Thanks to its front brake which six-piston calipers applied on a disc brake, it will damn strong so you’ll be holding on. If you feel like the brakes, I suggest choosing a portion of road on which no vehicle would be found and hit brakes easy at first and pull the lever as you gain

You’ll reach 0 mph in an instant so you even have time to The suspensions will also excellent and keep the bike under control so we’re with a true confidence


It will require in order to find its place in garage, but it will soon end up your most attractive of machinery. The street fighter always dreamed about is to make a good impression.

Being part of a successful of motorcycles and standing as an improved the Buell Lightning XB12Ss to stand out and be chosen from a of many. It so begins a beautiful between Buell and the customers in America and not only.


Engine and Transmission

Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-…, 45 degree

Valve Train: OHV, two per cylinder, self-adjusting

Bore x 3.50 in. x 3.81 in. (88.90 mm x

Torque: 84 ft. lbs. @ 6000 rpm NM @ 6000 rpm)

Horsepower: 103 hp @ rpm

Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss

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