Presumably named after its year of release, the Buell X1 Lightning Millennium was a limited production run (800 bikes) that was all about silver aesthetics. Half of the bikes were sold in the US, and the majority of the remaining units went to Europe.
As it was mechanically similar to the base X1 Lightning, this Millennium Edition had fuel injection controlling the 1203cc engine which produced 95 horsepower and 86 pound feet of torque. The engine was out of Harley’s Sportster but was improved with Buell’s Thunderstorm heads – remember that the Sportster produced less than 60 horsepower, so Buell was really able to get some motivation out of this powerplant. This was good for a top speed of 135 miles per hour, though it was still capable of returning 40 miles per gallon.
This example is #572 of 800 and it has 12,833 miles. The seller states that it has a ‘full exhaust, full intake, and a race ECU’. Find this Buell for sale in Atlantic Beach, FL for $2,600 here on Facebook Marketplace.
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