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Buell Lightning XB12Scg

26 February 2007
Buell Lightnini XR12S Even more riders can enjoy the Buell Lightning series of Streetfighters in 2007 with the arrival of the XB12Scg Ė a motorcycle thatís perfectly suited for the rider with the shorter inseam but who is not prepared to compromise when it comes to performance and attitude.


The Lightning XB12Scg offers a seat height thatís 39mm lower than the Lightning XB12S but with absolutely no concessions in handling or performance.


Shortened front and rear suspension and a reshaped seat lower the centre of gravity and reduce seat height to 726mm for better rider confidence at stops and low speeds. Power comes from the same potent Thunderstorm 1203cc V-Twin with Buell InterActive Exhaust. The agile handling from the same rigid chassis and nimble 1320mm wheelbase is pure Buell.


Pirelli tyres are now standard equipment on all 2007 Buell models. Buell engineers have determined that advances made in the Pirelli Diablo T make it a better tyre for all round real-world performance on the Lightning XB12S, Lightning XB12Scg, and Lightning Long XB12Ss. The Lightning CityX XB9SX wears the aggressive tread pattern of the Pirelli Scorpion Sync.


In the corner-to-corner, light-to-light world of the street, Buell believes that torque matters more than peak horsepower and that is why each Lightning model is powered by the Buell Thunderstorm engine, a 45-degree air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin tuned to deliver the broad powerband and tyre-twisting torque thatís perfect for real-world street performance.


Both the middleweight Thunderstorm 984 and muscular Thunderstorm 1203 feature DDFI II electronic fuel injection for precise throttle control. The Thunderstorm 1203 engine also features the Buell InterActive Exhaust, which utilises a valve in the dual-chamber muffler that is controlled by the ECM and adjusts exhaust flow according to riding conditions to smooth torque delivery and optimise engine power whilst meeting noise and emission regulations.


The Lightning XB12Scg is available in Midnight Black with Black wheels; or with the airbox cover and flyscreen in Translucent Valencia Orange with Amber wheels, or new Translucent Cherry Bomb Red with Cherry Bomb Red wheels. In each case, the frame is Graphite Gray, the front fender and chin spoiler Midnight Black.

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