1998 Buell S1 Lightning


A classic


I have not had ONE thing go wrong with my Buell, which may surprise some people, although I have modified heads, Nicosil barrels, Wiseco pistons, flatslide carb and race kit exhaust. The fork internals have also been modified, all to suit my riding style. With a dyno'd 100 hp at the rear wheel, I am pretty happy.

An earlier post mentioned he had trouble getting fork seals for the WP forks. That might be because they are a Japanese fork, not WP and are fitted to a number of Suzuki's, such as the 1200 Bandit. You can buy the seals anywhere, or the bushes from a Suzuki dealer. The same person mentioned problems with the Brembo brakes. Again not correct. They are Japanese Nissin.. Certainly helps if you or the dealer got the right info, I am sure.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2010

14th Mar 2013, 06:20

Depends whether they were a complete front end mod or not...