Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 1995, 1996

BUELL S1 Lightning 1995-1996 3 Photos
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The 1996 MY Buell S1 Lightning has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1203cc, 45-degree V-Twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission that can reach a maximum power output of 101 horsepower and 129 Nm of torque.

This naked machine shares it's chassis with the Thunderbolt, but has been redesigned to be as light and maneuverable as possible. It comes standard with features such as a 40mm telescopic front fork coupled to a rear adjustable mono-shock, front and rear disc brakes, an under-belly exhaust system, for a lower center of gravity, a small, dual seat, a small windscreen, cast-aluminium wheels and a low-maintenance, Kevlar-reinforced belt final drive.

BUELL S1 Lightning 1995-1996

BUELL S1 Lightning 1203

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin, pushrod OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement:1203 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.5x3.8 in OR 89 mm
Compression Ratio:10.0:1
Horsepower:101/6000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:94/5500 lb-ft/RPM OR 127/5500 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:2x40mm Keihin carburetors
transmission specs
Gearbox:5-speed, manual
Clutch:wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:belt
chassis specs
Front Suspension:40mm adjustable telescopic fork
Rear Suspension:adjustable mono-shock
Front Brake:single 340mm disc, 6-piston caliper
Rear Brake:single 230mm disc, 2-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length:-
Overall Width:-
Seat Height:-
Ground Clearance:-
Weight:441 lbs OR 200 kg
Fuel Capacity:4 gallons OR 15.1 L
tyres specs
Front:120/70 ZR17
Rear:170/60 ZR17
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