Buell S1 White Lightning

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Make ModelBuell S1 White Lightning
Year: 1998
Engine: Air cooled, 45° V-Twin, four stroke, pushrod actuated overhead valve. hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, 2 valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 1203
Bore x Stroke: 88.8 x 96.8 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Induction: 40mm Keihin carbs
Ignition / Starting: – / electric
Max Power: 101 hp 73.6 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque: 128.6 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Transmission / Drive: 5 Speed / belt
Front Suspension: 40mm Tube diameter 120mm wheel travel compression and rebound damping
Rear Suspension: Single shock, spring preload. compression and preload damping
Front Brakes: Single 340mm disc 6 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 230mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tire: : 120/70-17
Rear Tire: : 170/60-17
Dry-Weight: 200 kg
Fuel Capacity: 20.4 Litres
Consumption average43 mp/g
Braking 60 – 0 / 100 – 0 / 31.1m
Standing ¼ Mile 11.6 sec / 183.5 km/h
Top Speed207.5 km/h

Everyone knows that American cars come in all shapes and sizes. But to most people, American motorcycles come in only one form, the Harley-Davidson cruiser. What a great sound. But this seems to leave patriotic bikers who want something a bit more sporting out in the cold. At least it would, if not for a small, Wisconsin-based company called Buell. Their motorcycles are as American as apple pie, but are not so much cruisers, as cruise missiles.

When most riders first encounter the Buell S1 White Lightning, they think it’s something radically new. But in reality, it’s only the latest of a long line of Harley-Davidson-powered sport machines that former Harley Engine: er, Erik Buell, has been building since 1987.

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