Buell S1 Lightning Reviews from United States of America

1998 Buell S1 Lightning

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance11500 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS1150ES

Summary:

Obnoxiously loud and addictive fun!

Faults:

My gas cap stopped sealing properly.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is loud, treacherous, and wheelies like a demon.

The seat is ludicrously hard; you slide all over it accelerating or braking.

It scares squirrels and children, and will set off a car alarm.

Most curvy roads, third gear is all you will need.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2013

1996 Buell S1 Lightning

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki VS700 Intruder

Summary:

I'll never get rid of this bike!

Faults:

Just had to have all the recalls done.

It's a great bike!

General Comments:

I love this bike! It's like riding a high powered dirt bike, or better yet, a Sportster on crack! Lots of quick speed. Tons of fun!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2006

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews