Buell Motorcycle Test Drive Review

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Buell Lightning
Buell Lightning

2006 Buell LightningXB12Ss

by Kirk Johnson


Price as tested

How many times have you through the local Harley and noticed the little Buells around. I know I have, but thought much about Well I got to ride one the other day and was away at how much fun it was. little lightweight screamer is a All the time while riding it, it at you, “let’s play.

lets go and have some I can do a lot; let me show you, please”. The Buell behaves a happy little obedient begging for attention.

Next you go through the dealership stop and a look at this little

There are several different to select from. There is the Firebolt, Blast and the bike I rode the Lighting XB12Ss. The “s” stands for stretch.

The rear arm is 3” longer than the standard Glad to have that extra extension. The bike a shorter swing arm might be a more playful.

This little Buell in at around 400 pounds; about 150 lighter than a Sporster. The on the Buell show that 1200 cc engine, similar to the engine, puts out 103 HP at 6,800 Ya, 6,800 RPM, that’s I thought. This is not your Sportster engine, plus it is injected.

Do the math on this bad The bike comes in at 3.88 per HP. Yes, it does scream. Add a person and the WT to HP ration is still That number is 5.33 per HP.

Ronnie, sales manager at Harley-Davidson told me this should run in the low 11 seconds for the quarter

How do you stop this machine? impressive front Buell setup. The 6-piston caliper braking forces directly to the rim the 375 mm rotor bolted to the wheel’s

This makes for a very and lightweight front-end with stopping power.

After a walk around with I was ready for a ride.

The first that I noticed was the high at 30.5” high. While on this bike, I had to use my toes to the bike around. But, I that the bike was so light I could move it with With very little I was able to move the bike and turn it so I could get out of the parking

I headed north on Pima and blended into traffic easily.

You don’t really sit on bike; you wear it. It is very and compact, extremely maneuverable. All of the are right there, close When you sit on the comfy gel seat you that your legs are and behind you.

This, of is a very aggressive riding one dedicated to sincerity. But at the same it is not so cramped that you feel You can still sit up fairly straight; you do not to lean forward like of the café racers.

With the twist of the throttle you get instant You can feel the ride as if you are part of it. road feel is not the same as a by any means. Now, you can look for that is not friendly looking and at it. You can maneuver around cars and like it is a sport.

You own the road. By this I mean you can put the any place you want with Change lanes, accelerate or – whatever you want to do.

After north on Pima for awhile, I had to get off boring road and headed on some of the back roads in Scottsdale. These roads are and ideal for this ride. I around some of these with excitement.

The bike this sort of fun. I did not comfortable enough with the and the power of this bike to the front end up yet but I did rap the throttle hard to get the end up. Unlike my bike, when it up, it is with the clutch and a power

It will carry it for a little bit but not have the power to carry the unless the front end is up at about With the Buell, the front came up about 6” off the payment and the that the little twin had it up all the way through about 6 grand I let it down. What a treat.

That wide power is not representative of many metric that have a narrow band. I have experienced of the jap bikes that are sluggish at RPMs and then come on around 7-8 grand. It is nice to the gutsy torque needed to the bike thought some of the PRM power ranges.

I played the braking a little and found this little screamer as fast as it starts. With two fingers on the lever the front end and comes to a very fast stop. It is not gabby or erratic, but controlled; impressive stopping The rear break seemed weak to me.

You can lock it up easily – you just have to push on it a harder.

After a short on the back roads I was ready to put bike in my garage as a keeper. You that having only one is not enough. Oh well, back to the ride.

I headed back south on and headed for the 101 ramp for a short on the freeway. Zoom down the It pops up in 2nd and 3rd with little You own the highways.

You can put the bike in any spot you just about as easily as it is to at where you want to be; you have control.

Ronnie said some of the options for Buell saddlebags. Don’t know if is the bike for me for long cross-country A much younger body is for this kind of time

I know the ride would be but the body position would not be for me on a long trip.

Fun, and playful. This bike for attention, I do not mean service either. This is a spirited friend that you can take out and with all day and never get bored. there are people that these cross-country, I think it is for a body, even with the gel that comes with the

It is the body position that wear on me anyway. The price is too. For under 11 grand you get a lot of Down side -. You have to be in the frame of mind to want kind of bike.

If you are high-spirited and fun rides up to Prescott on the back this is the bike for you. If road pegs and earth thunder from the pipes is thing then you will to pass on this ride. But having only one bike is not

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