Buell XR9SX Lightning CityX Limited Edition


Make Model.

Buell XR9SX Lightning City X Limited Edition




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


984 cc / 60 cu in

Bore x Stroke

88.9 x 79.4 mm

Compression Ratio


Cooling System

Air cooled


Dry sump


Two-into-one, free breathing


Ø45 mm Downdraft DDFI fuel injection




12V, 12Ah

Max Power

67.1 kW / 92 hp @ 7200 rpm

Max Torque

97 Nm / 9.9 kgf-m / 71.5 ft.lbs @ 5500 rpm


Wet, multi-plate


5 Speed, constant mesh

Final Drive

Kevlar belt

Gear Ratios

1st 2.69 / 2nd 1.85 / 3rd 1.43 / 4th 1.18 / 5th 1.00


Hollow aluminium twin-spar frame doubles as the fuel tank




84 mm / 3.3"

Front Suspension

Showa Ø43 mm upside-down forks, adjustable for preload, compression & rebound damping

Front Wheel Travel

119 mm / 4.7"

Rear Suspension

Showa shock absorber, adjustable for preload, compression & rebound damping

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 Ø230 mm disc, 1 piston caliper


6-Spoke cast

Front Rim

3.50 x 17"

Rear Rim

5.50 x 17"

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17, Pirelli Scorpion

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17, Pirelli Scorpion


Length: 1924 mm / 75.7"

Width:     831 mm / 32.7"

Height:  1232mm / 48.5"


1320 mm / 52"

Ground Clearance

127 mm / 5.0"

Seat Height

797 mm / 31.4"

Dry Weight

177 kg / 390 lbs


388 kg / 855 lbs

Oil Capacity

2.3 L / 2.5 qts

Fuel Capacity

14 L / 3.7 US gal

Consumption  average

6.4 L/100 km / 15.7 km/l / 37 US mpg

Standing ¼ Mile  

12.7 sec

Top Speed

206 km/h / 128 mph


Motorcycle USA, Motorbikes Today, Motorcycle.com


Buell has come up with a new version of its 984cc, V-twin powered Lightning CityX urban warrior with orange translucent body panels – if you prefer being anonymous this is not for you.

Only 300 of this limited-edition model have been allocated to Europe, 50 of them for Britain.

The bike's mechanical parts are clearly visible through the translucent cover of the air box and the flyscreen, with dramatic results – especially when contrasted with black handguards, headlight grille, cast-aluminium wheels and lower body panels.

Buell's UK marketing manager Allan Brownridge commented: "Buell pioneered see-through styling on the first Lightning CityX in 2004. Our goal was to give city riders a bike with heaps of V-twin torque and a look that set it apart from anything else in the traffic.

"Now we've taken that look even further."

Special edition Valencia Orange translucent bodywork.

Black handlebars, handguards, headlight grille, number plate bracket and wheels.

Buell X air box guard.

Supermoto-inspired braced handlebars.

Pirelli Scorpion Sync tyres.

984cc, fuel-injected V-twin engine claiming 62kW at 6600rpm and 85.6Nm at 5600rpm.