Today we’re featuring two of the same bike – the Buell XB12STT Lightning. Built for only two years, this bike was a supermoto inspired version of the XB12S Lightning. As supermoto guys will tell you, that means this is the most fun bike Buell had made at the time (and they were probably right).
With the veritable 1203 cc Thunderstorm V-Twin pushing out 100 horsepower, this bike was capable of 133 miles per hour and tons of smiles. Though not as ‘flickable’ as a Ducati Hypermotard, which you might consider a competitor, this bike is able to blend high agility with high speed stability due to long travel suspension and an extended swingarm compared to the bike it was based on. Other differences include the 6 spoke wheels, supermoto-style front fender, crossbar handlebars, and the rear side panels (which you won’t find on any other Buell).
The white model for sale is a 2008 25th Anniversary Signature Edition, which seems to be stock and has only 3,000 miles on it. The orange model is a 2007 standard XB12STT which has had some lights converted to LED, a Jardine exhaust, and beautiful powdercoated rims – though one might argue the colors don’t perfectly match. In addition, the owner seems to have pulled off the rear side covers – we’d check to see if they’re still lying around in the “Box of Random Extras.”
Find both of these Buell XB12STTs for sale on Craigslist. The 2007 orange model is available here for $5,000 in Tucson, Arizona. The white 2008 model is available here for $7,000 in Valencia, California.