Buell XB12Scg Lightning


Make Model.

Buell XB12Scg Lightning


2005 - 06


45° V-Twin, four stroke, pushrod actuated overhead valve. hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, 2 valve per cylinder.


1203 cc / 73 cu in

Bore x Stroke

88.9 x 96.8 mm

Compression Ratio


Cooling System

Air cooled


Dry sump


Free breathing, 2-into-1 Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting


Ø49 mm downdraft DDFI II fuel injection



Max Power

86.9 kW / 103 hp @ 6800 rpm

Max Torque

114 Nm / 11.6 kgf-m / 84 ft-lbs @ 6000 rpm


Wet, multi-plate


5 Speed

Final Drive


Gear Ratios

1st 2.649 / 2nd 1.892 / 3rd 1.407 / 4th 1.166 / 5th 1.000


Aluminium frame with Uniplanar™ Powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame




83 mm / 3.3"

Front Suspension

Showa Ø43 mm inverted forks compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload adjustable

Front Wheel Travel

120 mm / 4.7"

Rear Suspension

Showa coil-over monoshock, remote underseat reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload

Rear Wheel Travel

127 mm / 5.0"

Front Brakes

ZTL type brake, 6 piston, fixed caliper, Ø375 mm single-sided, inside out, stainless steel, floating rotor

Rear Brakes

Single Ø240 mm disc, 1 piston floating caliper


6-Spoke, ZTL cast aluminium

Front Wheel

3.50 x 17"

Rear Wheel

5.50 x 17"

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17 Pirelli

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17 Pirelli


Length: 1935 mm / 76.2"

Width:     754 mm / 29.7"


1320 mm / 52.0"

Ground Clearance

110 mm / 4.4"

Seat Height

726 mm / 28.6"

Dry Weight

179 kg / 395 lbs


386 kg / 850 lbd

Fuel Capacity

14 L / 3.7 US gal

Fuel Reserve

2.8 L / 0.75 US gal

Oil Capacity

2.37 L / 2.50 qts

Standing ¼ Mile

12.2 sec

Top Speed

216.2 km/h / 134 mph

The new Lightning XB12Scgcg offers uncompromised streetfighter performance with a lower seat height. Altered front and rear suspension and a reshaped seat lower the center of gravity and reduce seat height to 28.6 inches - 1.75 inches lower than the standard XB12S. Thrust comes courtesy of a Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin with Buell InterActive Exhaust and a new, smoother-shifting transmission. Available in Midnight Black or with a new Valencia Orange Translucid airbox cover and flyscreen with Midnight black front fender and chin spoiler, both with high-gloss Translucent Amber wheels.

Buell Lightning XB12Scgcg features:

Buell Thunderstorm 1203 fuel-injected air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin engine
103 peak hp, 84 ft. lbs. peak torque
Buell InterActive Exhaust
New easy-shifting transmission
New Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
New lighter, stiffer swingarm design
New air intake location
New Valencia Orange Translucid bodywork
Fuel-in-frame, oil-in-swingarm
41mm fully adjustable Showa upside-down fork
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
Buell ZTL front brake
Translucent Amber wheels
Flat track-style handlebars
Seat height 28.6 inches