2010 BUELL XB12SX Lightning City X
Specifications and Features
ZTL-2 Front Brake
Proven through multiple wins in US AMA Pro Racing, the Buell Zero Torsional Load (ZTL-2) front brake utilises a 4-pad, 8-piston caliper and single 375 mm rotor. The caliper casting was optimised for clamp stiffness, yielding a more progressive and connected braking feel to the rider. New for 2010, the flycut ZTL-2 logo adds a trick look to the caliper. The rim-mounted design eliminates the need for load-bearing spokes or even a second disc, resulting in a front-end assembly that is significantly lighter than competitive designs.
6-Spoke Cast Aluminium Wheels
The Buell 6-spoke front wheel is extremely light, reducing steering inertia and unsprung weight for better handling on the track or less-than-perfect streets.
Exhausts are heavy and hot. It doesn't make sense to hang them up high and off the back of the bike and close to the rider. Our underslung exhaust - a Buell staple since 1985 - concentrates the weight underneath the chassis to provide greater Mass Centralisation. The result is a clean, uncluttered look, improved flickability and superior handling. It also features a large-volume muffler tuned to produce a linear horsepower and torque curve.
Frame and Swingarm
Handling is key to everything we do. That's why our massive frames and swingarms are made of aluminium. Lightweight and extremely rigid, they minimise torsional flex and optimise lateral flex for control in the corners. Incorporating the fuel tank into the frame and the oil reservoir into the swingarm also improves handling. By lowering the placement of the fluids, the centre of gravity shifts downward, which explains why a Buell flicks so effortlessly through corners.
The fully adjustable 43 mm Showa inverted fork features a high-performance damping cartridge that lets you adjust the setup for any situation. Whether it's at the track or the ride home, you can optimize the suspension for excellent feedback and razor-sharp handling.
A top-shelf, Showa push shock with a fully adjustable damping cartridge allows you to fine-tune the compression, rebound and preload to maximise handling and feedback for any condition.
1203cc Thunderstorm Engine
The Thunderstorm 1203 cc, 45-degree V-twin delivers the iconic look, thunderous sound and power-pulsing feel that only a V-twin engine can offer. Following the style of an American Muscle machine, you can tap into maximum torque in any gear, regardless of where the tach needle is pointing. Performance and dependability are enhanced with a large crank pin, a large-capacity oiling system and an electronic timing system and ECM that control a DDFI 3 fuel injection system. Combined, these features improve drivability and performance while reducing maintenance costs.
Buell Intuitive Response Chassis (IRC)
The Lightning handles with surgical precision. And because the chassis is so rigid, it keeps you stable and confident through the turns.
Length2 1985 mm
Seat Height3 765 mm
Overall Width4 831 mm
Ground Clearance2 110 mm
Rake at Steering Head (°) 21
Fork Angle (°) 21
Trail 84 mm
Wheelbase 1320 mm
Fuel Capacity 14.5 l
Oil Capacity5 2.4 l
Dry Weight 179 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 386 kg
Load Capacity 173 kg
Engine Thunderstorm™ air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
Displacement 1203 cc
Bore 88.9 mm
Stroke 96.8 mm
Engine Torque (EU Standard EC95/1) 104 Nm / 77 ft. lbs.
Engine Torque RPM (EU Standard EC95/1) 5500
Horsepower (EU Standard EC95/1) 93 hp / 94 PS / 69 kW
Horsepower RPM (EU Standard EC95/1) 7000
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Mileage per US EPA Urban N/A
Mileage per US EPA Highway N/A
Intake Zero-resistance airbox
Primary Drive Type Chain
Primary Drive Ratio 1.500:1 (57/38)
Secondary Drive Type7
Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced Goodyear® Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology
Secondary Drive Member Pitch Length (# of Teeth or # of Links) 128
Secondary Drive Ratio 2.407:1 (65/27)
Transmission 5-speed, helical gear
Front Brake ZTL²™ brake
Front Rotor and Caliper Configuration 8-piston, fixed caliper
Front Rotor Size, OD 375 mm, single sided, inside-out, stainless steel, floating disc
Number of Front Brake Rotors 1
Rear Rotor and Caliper Configuration Single piston, floating caliper; stainless steel, fixed disc
Rear Rotor Size, OD 240 mm
Rear Shock Showa coil-over monoshock with remote under-seat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
Front Fork Showa inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
Front Fork Slider Tube Diameter 43 mm
Fork Lock Availability (true or false) True
Suspension Travel: Front 120 mm
Suspension Travel: Rear 129 mm
Lean Angle: Soft Contact, Degrees Left 42°
Lean Angle: Soft Contact, Degrees Right 42°
Lean Angle: Hard Contact, Degrees Left 48°
Lean Angle: Hard Contact, Degrees Right 50°
Frame Black aluminium frame with Uniplanar™ powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Swingarm Cast aluminium swingarm with detachable brace. Oil in swingarm.
Wheels and Tyres
Tyre Brand and Model, Front Pirelli Scorpion Sync T
Tyre Brand and Model, Rear Pirelli Scorpion Sync T
Tyre Size Designator, Front 120/70 ZR-17
Tyre Size Designator, Rear 180/55 ZR-17
Wheel Type, Front 6-spoke, ZTL cast aluminium
Wheel Type, Rear 6-spoke, cast aluminium
Wheel Size, Front 17" x 3.5"
Wheel Size, Rear 17" x 5.5"
Battery Sealed Lead Acid, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 12 amp-hour (per Battery Council International rating), 200 cca.
Charging 30-amp, permanent magnet, single-phase alternator with solid-state regulator (405W @3000 rpm, 405W peak)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Headlamps Twin Quartz Halogen [H7] 55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam
Tail/Stop Lights 5W / 21W
Turn Signal Lights 10W manual canceling
License Plate Light 5W
Instruments Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual tripmeter; high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles traveled on reserve), turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock
2 Year, unlimited mileage warranty (Europe); 1 Year Buell Assistance roadside assistance (Europe)
Colours Valencia Orange Translucent; Hero Blue Translucent
Frame Phantom Metallic
Wheels Villain Black
Motorcycle Insurance Informations
State Farm has offered motorcycle insurance for 40 years
Protection for the Open Road