Buell Delivers Sport Performance With New Urban Supermoto MotorcycleA new Lightning Super TT debuted recently at the International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy. Buell decribes the bike as part sport-performance streetfighter and part urban supermoto. The Supermoto (aka SuperMotard or US TT) category refers to an all-around style of motorcycle combining characteristics of road racing, dirt-track, and motocross bikes.
The Lightning Super TT provides a 31.4-inch solo seat height, while a passenger seat can be added. A 43mm Showa inverted front fork with fully adjustable front suspension and adjustable Showa rear shock add even more versatility. The Surlyn flyscreen sits below a wide, flat handlebar with cross-brace, instrument panel, and deflectors for aggressive street riding. A lightweight aluminum frame contains the fuel, while the swingarm holds oil. The muffler is located below the engine. A 375mm front rotor mounted on the wheel’s perimeter is gripped by a six-piston caliper, allowing for light, six-spoke wheels. Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires have an aggressive tread pattern to provide better bite on even the nastiest pavement.
A broad powerband comes from the air/oil/fan-cooled 1,203cc Thunderstorm engine featuring DDFI II electronic fuel injection, and the Buell Interactive Exhaust is tuned for the ultimate in performance and control.
The Lightning Super TT will retail for $10,295 and will be available at Harley-Davidson/Buell dealerships in mid- to late January 2007. To learn more about Buell motorcycles, visit your local Buell dealer today (and www.buell.com) and experience the pure streetfighter attitude, style, and performance only found on board a Buell.