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Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

A street bike in supermoto

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Buell’s latest has a twister of a name that the military for acronymic ambiguity. called the Lightning Super TT

Try saying that three quickly. It’s still than explaining what the actually is. The latest in Buell’s lineup, the Super TT is a tribute to the present and future.

It’s a nod to parent company, Harley-Davidson its early history in TT racing and its as the custom culture standard. But also a wink at the future and the sport of supermoto — a innovative, functional and fun dual designed for urban ….

a bike tries to do so many at once, it’s hard to do it all but the latest Buell comes It may not be the supermoto bike it’s as; at 1,200 cc and 400 pounds, with 5.63 inches of suspension it’s got too much junk in the to compete against the small exotics that dominate the But in the street, it really is super, a torque-y V-twin that’s as a bolt and a Zenlike center of that made me feel at one the bike.

The Super TT builds on the XB platform and the of technology Buell introduced in To centralize and lower the weight, the shoots out from the bottom of the the 4.4 gallons of gas are stowed inside the The tall beams of the frame add to torsional stiffness, while a bit of flex in turns.

And the front brake is a single, disc to reduce unsprung

The Super TT is really a street in supermoto clothing — the fly and tail sections are racer but there aren’t any numbers. as blank as copy paper the better to customize.

My bike was White. which means it like a boiled egg before I some friends to draw on it. the white parts are billed as dry boards but don’t actually that way. Water, Windex failed to wipe it

Sure, the marker came off than the tags I’ve found on my front gate, but like those knuckleheads’ initials, there’s residue.

thing the tail section are only $18 a pop. And good I didn’t touch the $176 air box A better way to go: paint.

The Super TT is actually a hybrid of two Lightning bikes. Company Erik Buell first up the idea at Buell’s 2005 meeting, when he blew off obligations to tear through the mountains on the two new models he was introducing the Ulysses adventure and the CityX. He to ride them both at the time, and voila: the Super TT XB,

The 17-inch wheels, fully Showa suspension and fuel — they’re the same for all models. But the Super TT trumps on the lean angle: It’s 44 for the sort of soft-contact cornering we may experience, and up to 53 degrees before the who don’t have kids do damage.

The 54-inch wheelbase, 84 pound-feet of and 103 horsepower came courtesy of the The shorter seat and easy-to-replace guards were cribbed the CityX.

To reduce repair Buell has crash-proofed some of the parts that break in a The signals are on rubbery mounts, the is fenced in, the front brake and levers are guarded and pucks the angled-out parts of the frame. The problem with the frame is that my knees occasionally hit it I braked suddenly and slid on the banana seat.

I may have a inseam but, to my knowledge, I have an abnormally long bone.

Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

That was confirmed I stopped and had to stand ballet — on pointe. The seat is inches, but it felt taller it flares a little on the sides. The seat, by the way, is only

To transform the Super TT into a built for two costs an extra

To borrow the name of another model, the Super TT was a blast in the powering through turns Pirellis hugging the ground, in the street, the bike’s narrow, profile made lane-splitting a Even though the front was a single disc, the six-piston, system was ample. And the powertrain isolation system did the trick.

was minimal — until I down. From 1,500 RPM to it started to feel like a pit ready to pounce.

Which is nothing much to about. Not at all. 2007 LIGHTNING SUPER TT XB12STT

price: $10,295

Power Air/oil/fan-cooled, four-…, 45-degree OHV, two valves per cylinder,

Horsepower: 103 at 6,800 rpm

Seat 31.4 inches

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


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