1999 Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Edition #161 of 250 listed on the Quad Cities Craigslist
Considering the recent decision by Harley-Davidson to cease all Buell operations and production of Buell motorcycles, I felt compelled to show Buell some RSBFS love. Carbon Fiber is always cool no matter what it is on and in 1999 Eric and the boys decided to lay it on the X1 Lightning and make it a LE version. I'm sure some of the run of the mill Buells will fade away, but I have to believe the LE versions will live on to be collectors items as time passes. I always liked the idea behind the Buell brand, but could never bring myself to purchase one due to the simple fact I was raised on inline fours. I've also admired Buell Motorcycles for their styling, wild colored frames, rims and their forward way of thinking. It is unfortunate that they no longer exist, but we will still be able to enjoy the looks and sounds of a soon to be classic motorcycle.
From the owner:
You are viewing my 1999 Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme. This is a limited production bike and is #161 of only 250 built . If you are looking for the toughest street fighter bike around, you’ve found it! This has been the BEST all around bike I have ever owned. Many upgrades include Vance & Hines Exhaust, Screamin Eagle air intake, stage one ECU, and many internal upgrades to the 1203cc V Twin. This bike is Fuel Injected and runs PERFECTLY. Tires are good, brakes are newer, and the Buell has fresh synthetic fluids all the way around. Here is your chance to own a VERY RARE AMERICAN bike! 14k well maintained miles. ABSOLUTELY NO DISAPPOINTMENTS!! Asking $6,000 OBO.
From the net:
The Carbon Fiber Extreme X1, which features carbon fiber
weaved with a blue-tinted Dupont Kevlar® brand fiber on the front fairing,
chin spoiler, tank cover and windscreen. A Buell Pegasus icon is
"emblazoned" into the windscreen. It comes with a Nuclear Blue frame,
Nuclear Blue wheels, billet aluminum foot pegs, and a numbered gas cap.
Only 250 Carbon Fiber Extreme Lightning X1 motorcycles will be
produced for the North American market.
I really like the Blue in the Carbon Fiber as well as the Buell Logo that has been woven into the Bikini Fairing on the X1 as seen here.
So, if you've ever wanted to own a Buell, but haven't pulled the trigger, now may be the right time.
Is it just me or does anyone else hear Taps playing in the background? 🙁