2008 Buell Lighting XB12Scg

$10,495.00 - Stock Number:

Chicago, IL

All the exceptional handling characteristics of the original Lightning® packaged in a streetfighter that boasts an even lower center of gravity.

Specifications

Transmission
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, compensated
Final Drive Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27) ratio
Horsepower 103 HP @ 6800 RPM
Transmission 5-speed, constant mesh
Engine
Bore x Stroke 3.500 in. x 3.812 in.
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Displacement 73.4 cu. in.
Engine Air/oil/fan-cooled 1203cc Thunderstorm® V-Twin
Exhaust Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with mass-centralized mounting
Fuel Capacity 3.82 gal.
Intake Design Zero-resistance airbox
Lubrication Dry-sump
Oil Capacity 2.5 qts.
Oil Filter Screw-on disposable element
Primary Drive Chain, 1.500:1 (57/38) ratio
Starting System 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Torque 84 ft. lbs. @ 6000 RPM
Valve Train OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting
Chassis
Brake Front ZTL™-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper, 375 mm single-sided, inside-out, stainless steel, floating rotor
Brake Rear Single piston, floating caliper; 240 mm stainless steel, fixed rotor
Front Travel 3.12 in.
Front Wheel 6-spoke, ZTL™ cast aluminum (type); 17 in. (diameter); 3.5 in. (width)
Rear Shocks Showa® coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Travel 5.00 in.
Rear Wheel 6-spoke, cast aluminum (type); 17 in. (diameter); 5.5 in. (width)
Tires Front Pirelli®; Diablo T (model); 120/70 ZR-17 (specifications)
Tires Rear Diablo T (model); 180/55 ZR-17 (specifications)
Dimensions
Dry Weight 395 lbs.
Ground Clearance 3.55 in.
Length 75.7 in.
Load Capacity 391 lbs.
Rack Capacity 21.0°
Seat Height 28.6 in.
Trail 3.3 in.
Wheelbase 51.8 in.
Width 29.7 in.
General Information
Battery Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging System 30-amp, permanent magnet, single-phase alternator with solid-state regulator (405W @3000 rpm, 405W peak)
Frame Aluminum frame with Uniplanar™ powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Headlight Twin Quartz Halogen [H7]; 55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam
Instruments Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual resettable tripmeter; high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer show miles traveled on reserve), turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock
Tail Light 5W/21W
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)

Features

All

  • 28.6-inch contoured saddle and re-engineered suspension result in a lower center of gravity.
  • A nod to flat-track racers, these wide, flat handlebars are perfect for aggressive street riding. The upright, athletic position offers great communication between rider and machine.
  • A streetfighter is built on the belief that “less is more.” The Zero Torsional Load (ZTL™) Braking System is a prime example. Mounted to the wheel’s perimeter, the 375 mm rotor with 6-piston caliper transfers braking forces (a.k.a. torsional load) directly to the rim instead of through the spokes. Without the need for load-bearing spokes or even a second disc, the bike’s front end weighs in about 7 lbs. lighter than what you’d find on most dual disc set-ups. We’re not ashamed to say, it’s the cleanest-looking wheel on the street.
  • After you turn off a motorcycle, the oil begins to break down, causing potentially harmful engine damage. Unless that motorcycle is a Buell®. The thermostatically-controlled fan continues to cool the oil even after you pull the key. It also has you covered if you happen to get stuck in traffic. And as an added benefit, it freaks out punk kids who try to sit on your ride when you run in for a cuppa joe.
  • Handling is key to everything we do. It’s why our massive frames and swingarms are made of aluminum. Lightweight and extremely rigid, they won’t flex or bend in the corners. Better handling is also why our nearly 4-gallon fuel tank is incorporated into the frame and the oil reservoir into the swingarm. When you lower the placement of the fluids, the center of gravity shifts downward. That explains why a Buell flicks so effortlessly through corners and in and out of traffic. Seems pretty obvious doesn’t it?
  • Less time in the garage means more time on the road. The aramid-reinforced Goodyear Hibrex® belt with Flexten Plus technology isn’t just tough, it’s convenient. No lubrication. No regular maintenance. No scheduled replacement. No adjustments either, thanks to the unique idler pulley. It does away with driveline slop and puts instant power from wrist to road.
  • Peg placement is classic streetfighter - natural, comfortable, yet undeniably sporty.
  • Powering this streetfighter is a Thunderstorm® 1203 cc, 45-degree V-Twin. A stump-pulling, gut-wrenching, air-cooled torque machine. You want to know where the bulk of the power is? Everywhere. Forget the dyno. Pick a gear. Pick an RPM. With its broad powerband, this engine brings the heat wherever and whenever you want it. Let’s keep that front wheel down though – okay buddy?
  • That’s a big 180 tire back there, so show it off. A minimalist tail section is an essential part of the original factory streetfighter. Constructed of cast aluminum, it enhances the sleek and naked look of the entire package.
  • The 41 mm Showa® inverted front fork is just another example of Buell® leadership in the streetfighter category. This super-premium, fully adjustable front fork features a high performance damping cartridge that lets you tweak the set-up for any situation. Whether it’s stomping at the Saturday night drags or lighting up your favorite street corners, you optimize the set-up for precise feedback and switchblade handling.
  • The bikini fairing offers minimum coverage and maximum exposure.
  • The InterActive Exhaust system delivers super-smooth torque while optimizing engine power and efficiency across a wide variety of engine performance conditions. Using sophisticated modeling software, engineers identified distinct engine tuning improvements that could be made by electronically altering the gas flow path between two different length chambers within the muffler. The result? Strong, smooth acceleration with legendary Buell torque-pull and a rich exhaust note.
  • With a 52-inch wheelbase, 21-degree rake and 3.3-inch trail, the Lightning® XB12Scg offers superb agility in city traffic.
  • You don’t put hubcaps on a hot rod. Cherry Bomb Translucent or Designer Black Powdercoat wheels make the Lightning® XB12Scg all go and all show.

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