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2010 Buell Lightning XB12Ss

2010 Buell Lightning XB12Ss – Specifications
USA MSRP: Cherry Bomb Translucid $10,799, Kick Ash Translucid $10,799, Midnight Black $10,299


Overall Length2 81.9 in. (2,080 mm)
Seat Height, Laden3 30.6 in. (777 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 33.2 in. (843 mm)
Overall Width without mirrors4 29.7 in. (754 mm)
Ground Clearance, Unladen2 5.5 in. (140 mm)
Rake (Steering Head Angle) at Ride Height (degrees) 23.1
Fork Angle at Ride Height (degrees) 21.6
Trail at Ride Height 4.7 in. (119 mm)
Wheelbase, Unladen 53.7 in. (1,364 mm)
Fuel Capacity, Total 4.4 gal. (16.7 l)
Fuel Capacity 0.83 gal. (3.1 l)
Oil Capacity5 2.5 qt. (2.4 l)
Dry Weight 400 lb. (181 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 850 lb. (386 kg)
Load Carrying Capacity 373 lb. (169 kg)


Engine Thunderstorm 1203 air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45 degree V-twin
Displacement 73.4 cu in (1,203 cc)
Bore 3.5 in. (88.9 mm)
Stroke 3.812 in. (96.82 mm)
Peak Torque per SAE J607, North America 84 ft-lb (114 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM per SAE J607, North America 6,000
Peak Horsepower per SAE J607, North America 103 hp (77 kW)
Peak Horsepower RPM per SAE J607, North America 6,800
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Mileage per US EPA Urban Trace, CITY6 48 mpg (4.9 l/100 km)
Mileage per US EPA HIGHWAY Fuel Economy Test6 65 mpg (3.6 l/100 km)
Intake Zero-resistance airbox


Primary Drive Type Chain
Primary Drive Ratio 1.500 (57/38)
Secondary Drive Type7
Constant path, 14mm pitch aramid reinforced Hibrex(R) belt with Flexten(R) Plus technology.
Secondary Drive Member Pitch Length (# of Teeth or # of Links) 135 Teeth
Secondary Drive Ratio 2.407 (65/27)
Transmission type 5-speed, Helical gear design
Transmission Ratio, 1st 2.648
Transmission Ratio, 2nd 1.892
Transmission Ratio, 3rd 1.407
Transmission Ratio, 4th 1.166
Transmission Ratio, 5th 1
Transmission Ratio, 6th


Front Brake ZTL-2 ™ Braking System
Front Rotor and Caliper Configuration 8-piston, fixed caliper. Single-sided, inside-out, floating rotor.
Front Rotor Size, OD 14.77 in. (375 mm)
Number of Front Brake Rotors 1
Rear Rotor and Caliper Configuration Single-piston, floating caliper. Fixed rotor.
Rear Brake
Rear Rotor Size, OD 9.45 in. (240 mm)
Rear Suspension Type and Configuration Fully adjustable (adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload), coil-over monoshock with remote, underseat reservoir.
Front Suspension Type and Configuration Fully adjustable (adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload) inverted forks.
Front Fork Slider Tube Diameter 1.69 in. (42.9 mm)
Fork Lock Availability (true or false) True
Suspension Travel, Front Wheel, Along Fork Line 5.63 in. (143 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear Wheel, Vertical 5.63 in. (143 mm)
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Soft Contact, Left (degrees)8
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Soft Contact, Right (degrees)8
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Hard Contact, Left (degrees)8
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Hard Contact, Right (degrees)8
Frame Aluminum frame with Uniplanar Powertrain vibration isolation system – Fuel in Frame
Swingarm Description Extended XB cast aluminum swingarm. Oil in swingarm.

Wheels and Tires1

Tire Brand and Model, Front Pirelli Scorpion Sync
Tire Brand and Model, Rear Pirelli Scorpion Sync
Tire Size Designator, Front 120/70 ZR-17
Tire Size Designator, Rear 180/55 ZR-17
Wheel Type, Front 6-spoke, ZTL, cast aluminum front wheel.
Wheel Type, Rear 6-spoke, cast-aluminum rear wheel.
Wheel Size, Front (width x dia) (in) 3.5×17
Wheel Size, Rear (width x dia) (in) 5.5×17


Battery Type and Specifications Sealed Lead Acid, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 12 amp-hour (per Battery Council International rating), 200 cca.
Charging System Specifications 30-amp max permanent magnet single-phase alternator with solid-state regulator (405 watts@3,000 rpm, 405 watts peak)
Starter System Specifications 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Headlamp Type and Wattages (high, low and position lamp) Twin quartz Halogen (H7) 55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam. 5-watt position lamp.
Tail Light Wattages (stop and running) .55W for tail light, 5W for stop light
Turn Signal Lights Type (manual or self-canceling) and Wattage Manual canceling, 10w.
License Plate Lamp Wattage 5w


Windscreen or Flyscreen Flyscreen

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