Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX, 2010
USA MSRP: Cherry Bomb Translucid $8,999, Kick Ash Translucid $8,999
Overall Length2 78.2 in. (1,986 mm)
Seat Height, Laden3 30.1 in. (765 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 32 in. (813 mm)
Overall Width without mirrors4 32.7 in. (831 mm)
Ground Clearance, Unladen2 4.35 in. (110 mm)
Rake (Steering Head Angle) at Ride Height (degrees) 21
Fork Angle at Ride Height (degrees) 21
Trail at Ride Height 3.3 in. (84 mm)
Wheelbase, Unladen 52 in. (1,321 mm)
Fuel Capacity, Total 3.82 gal. (14.5 l)
Fuel Capacity 0.75 gal. (2.8 l)
Oil Capacity5 2.5 qt. (2.4 l)
Dry Weight 390 lb. (177 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 850 lb. (386 kg)
Load Carrying Capacity 391 lb. (177 kg)
Engine Buell Thunderstorm 984cc air/oil/fan-cooled, four-stroke, 45 degree V-twin
Displacement 60 cu in (983 cc)
Bore 3.5 in. (88.9 mm)
Stroke 3.125 in. (79.38 mm)
Peak Torque per SAE J607, North America 70 ft-lb (95 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM per SAE J607, North America 5,500
Peak Horsepower per SAE J607, North America 92 hp (69 kW)
Peak Horsepower RPM per SAE J607, North America 7,500
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Mileage per US EPA Urban Trace, CITY6 50 mpg (4.7 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 1.676 (57/34)
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) 128
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 (tm) Braking System
Front Rotor and Caliper Configuration 6-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 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 4.72 in. (120 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear Wheel, Vertical 5.06 in. (129 mm)
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Soft Contact, Left (degrees) 42°
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Soft Contact, Right (degrees) 42°
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Hard Contact, Left (degrees) 48°
Lean Angle at Full Suspension Compression, Hard Contact, Right (degrees) 50°
Frame Aluminum frame with Uniplanar Powertrain vibration isolation system - FUEL IN FRAME
Swingarm Description Cast aluminum swingarm with detachable brace. 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) 3.5x17
Wheel Size, Rear (width x dia) (in) 5.5x17
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
1. Specifications for non-US markets might differ. Buell reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligations. Vehicle specifications may vary from country to country depending on local laws. Some models are not available in certain countries.
2. Unladen, wet configuration (no rider, all fluids).
3. Laden, wet configuration (180lb. design rider, all fluids).
4. Without mirrors.
5. Oil capacity at oil change, with filter.
6. Based on tests conducted under lab conditions per U.S. EPA test procedures. Mileage will vary depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length and vehicle condition.
7. Hibrex and Flexten are registered trademarks of Goodyear Technologies, Inc.
8. Bottomed-out configuration (100% suspension compression).
9. Please refer to motorcycle owner's manual for warranty details.