REVIEW: BUELL XB12Ss Swag’s Rant

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Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss


been a distant fan of Buell since the early 1990’s Harley-Davidson first bought was then a minority interest in Buell’s line of highly race inspired, street I say “distant fan” because I liked the look and the engineering behind these bikes, I actually rode one until few weeks ago when a local (Bumpus Harley-Davidson Buell) the Buell Factory Trailer

While the new 1125R has received all of the lately, my style and tastes are along the lines of the XB models… so I up to ride the bike that has Buell’s bread butter for of the 2000’s. Here is what I to be true of the Lightning XB12Ss.

THE LOOK: From the Dual to the Translucid (see through) to the 5.5-inch wide rear this bike continues the tradition of looking fast, and fun. Matching cast rims are a nice touch as and the under frame exhaust to the street fighter, meets aura.

ERGOS: My last two bikes include a Honda and a Suzuki SV650S. While the XB is not as comfortable as my Electra Glide, more upright riding is far more comfortable than the CBR or SV and an hour-long test ride I had no with comfort or my aging

HIGHWAY: A good portion of my ride was on Interstate 840 in Nashville. To be given its 400lb Dry Weight, I the XB to fail miserably in this but I was surprised. It tracked very at 70 MPH and the 1203cc Thunderstorm V-Twin more than enough 5th roll-on torque to make me comfortable about getting out of that may call for fast

BACKROADS: Overall this is quite impressive but frankly, the are where the XB shines. I’ve over the years how the XB’s low of gravity makes it a true in the curves and now I can tell you… true.  The 53.7-inch wheelbase was for leaning into the corners and the @ 6800 RPM adds to the excitement.

BRAKES: I should mention about the front break on the XB… you will notice it immediately… visually and the first time you a handful of it. The 8-piston caliper, (big) floating rotor provides exceptional breaking Two fingered gentle squeezes more than enough to the XB in every riding situation I

PROS: In my mind the Buell is a little like Carrie before American idol. A Star in waiting that the locals really know But just like Carrie, I once people find out the XB they will love it.

Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss

I the bike to perform great in riding condition and more it was pure fun!

CONS: The gets s a little toasty on right leg…  a minor in the overall scheme of things.


Disclosure of Material I have not received any compensation for this post. I have no connection to the brands, products, or that I have mentioned. I am this in accordance with the Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of and Testimonials in Advertising.”

This indicates my own personal opinion of product and should be taken as that. Yours may vary and you try this product yourself drawing any conclusions about it.

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