Review of Buell Lightning 1200

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Buell Lightning

Review of Buell Lightning

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Issued 2007

Photos and report Bern Adams

Rider for — Mark harbord

Lightning XB12s

The Buell Lightning is not a bike most would have got to see, let ride. It will be found to its more popular relatives at the Davidson dealer. Not that is a brand to be hidden away the opposite in fact.

But due to the mainstream of the Harley, the Buell sister has been to some extent in the

The machine is striking to look at from any other bike out on the market place. The Lightning has cut a out of weird yet funky school of It’s a street fighter attitude and has been taking a dose of steroids to help it the way.

Translucent plastic and tank cover

As soon as the arrived at the Camrider offices a crowd of instructors started to around the bike. Soon I was off people for the keys and had a list of lined up for the test rides and the This bike was popular, and around people who knew bikes.

I made a mental not to hide the and to take the thing home as as possible.

The model I had comes translucent plastic tank and cowl. The working of the engine injectors and cables could be moving when looking the tank. Kind of reminiscent of the Apple Mackintoshes that let you see all the inside the case.

Whoever this bike was clearly a great time and probably way too drugs. The concept is just and should by all rights never yet it does! The Lightning is the mad cousin, the one plays with matches and school.

Most likely to be in a detention centre and gaining a of tattoos. This bikes is for bad boy persona its purpose in life is to with you head and leave you a grin.

Clocks — and concise

Let’s start with the of getting on the bike. To keep in with the delinquent image, the thing you think is Who’s my front wheel. You can’t see the thing! It’s been out of you sight as the steering rake is 21 degrees (angle of the front from vertical) and the wheelbase from front to rear contact point) is just

In biker terms this is The bike looks short and and lives up to it’s image. Its a BMX with a 1200c engine.

This means the bike and I mean handles really It loves corners and will from side to side as much as you tell it too. has to be its party piece as the lightning is a contender for the king of the street-fighters.

It dance on the road like a boxer showing off some footwork, and I’m mot kidding to say it run rings around just anything out there.

It defies the of physics as it let me lean that 5 degrees into the roundabout and me the first of many mad grins. bike is so funky at braking and it really should have its own ASBO slapped on it. Surely this fun can’t be legal?

Rear swing arm doubles up as oil

Pull up among a group of and soon you will have a of admires wanting to find out what the hell you are sat on. Allow to become the centre of attention, as quiz you and pour over detail of your unnatural

You won’t disappoint ether you can off your crazy clear cover, the Kevlar belt the oil reservoir that’s inside the arm to save weight and engineering. I loved that! It’s touches that set aside the from the mainstream and lets you get a sense of character.

But your ammunition does not stop You have the absolutely massive brake disk and six piston to show off. This 375mm rim-mounted floating has a six-pot, opposed piston

Buell Lightning

It’s pulling up power is Though it maybe has a slightly on immediate grip, it surges in a vast amount of controllable So again our evil delinquent has another plan and created a for a wild stoppie machine.

powerful six pot 375mm brakes

The snakes around the engine to the outlet throw the Co2 onto the in front of the rear wheel. Buell sticking its fingers up to old design and going its own way rather any of that dumb … at the rear nonsense. I just help but like that.

The challenges so much that we for granted about motorbikes. Its with and messed up all the stuff a bike is supposed to look — and just to pee us off it actually better than should be

But let’s get this in perspective. The is a street fighter. It’s a freakboy of a motorbike that can out even the shiniest of the Japanese bikes when it comes to jostle. But its bad manners will it up if you want it to behave itself for a

The revs stop at 6000 the big V twin has pushed out all of the 100Bhp. The speed ride is not going to your Karma as your turn blue due to your on for dear life … tightening in the howling gale. abs and neck will all be in great proportions if you do any long time speed blasting on this

Short wheelbase for nimble

But I just loved the bike. one of those motorcycles that can you laugh out loud when you are it. Heading back to the Camrider I needed pick up some for an overtake on the A11. At 80mph I could not believe the wind on my arms and chest.

But still it was and I mean big fun. So okay I not really get a great rear in, but the mirrors work fine and you can blind spots. You need to more skill to tame the that is the Lightning.

The Lightning is a fun motorcycle. It really heads and it’s well It’s a street-fighter and lives up to If you are looking for a motorbike to go and enjoy back lane scratching and to some real credibility on the then this is a top bike to at.

It’s well engineered and the backup is first class.

If you are for practical commuting machine, bike or have a need for rep speed then your are just not going to get ticked.

importantly — I loved bike it made me smile.

Buell Lightning
Buell Lightning
Buell Lightning
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