Buell Ulysses XB12XT model was introduced today as the second model in the
Buell Ulysses family of adventure sportbikes.
Below is the press release
Boasting the intuitive handling and tremendous torque that Buell has come
to symbolize, the XB12XT creates a stirring sport riding experience on a
capable long-distance motorcycle. Based on the Buell Ulysses adventure sport
bike, the XB12XT features a specially-tuned shorter travel suspension and
lower standard seat height, standard tall windscreen, Pirelli Strada sport
touring tires and standard lockable top box and side luggage cases.
"The XB12XT will dish out considerable comfort and potent performance at
every turn," said Erik Buell, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer at Buell
Motorcycle Company. "The new suspension and many other features will let
riders and passengers enjoy this motorcycle on all kinds of roads. It's the
perfect bike for zipping through the city, getting out to the country and
back again, or the other way around."
By focusing on paved road performance, the XB12XT suspension springs and
damping were optimized to soak up road imperfections, which allowed a
reduced suspension travel, resulting in a lower ride height and thus a lower
center of gravity.
With a commanding riding position behind wide athletic handlebars, the
XB12XT has a tall front screen to buffer the wind. Standard heated
hand-grips warm the rider's hands in colder climates. The grips are rated at
18 watts per side on the high setting and 11 watts per side on the low
setting. The XB12XT has two 10 amp/12-volt accessory power outlets (on the
dash and under the seat) and an integrated helmet lock for additional
The XB12XT provides the rider and passenger abundant storage space with
lockable and detachable side and top luggage cases. There is also an
additional storage compartment under the textured seat, while the 4.4 gallon
fuel-in-frame reservoir gives the XB12XT substantial riding range.
In addition to its substantial storage capacity, the Ulysses XB12XT is
also ideally suited for two-up riding with a comfortable passenger seat,
innovative multi-function Triple tail backrest and sturdy grab rails.
The XB12XT features fully adjustable Showa suspension front and rear for
ample ride comfort, agility and versatility. The 43 mm inverted front forks
and rear shock with remote reservoir and dial adjust spring preload
accommodate a wide range of riding styles and conditions, as well as
passenger and luggage weight. A new progressive urethane bumper spreads
compression forces to help absorb the rigors of uneven road conditions while
the XB12XT is fully loaded. Overall suspension travel is 4.9 inches, while
ground clearance is 5.9 inches with a seat height of 30.7 inches. When the
road is exhilarating and twisty, the XB12XT is a truly exciting sport
motorcycle, propelled by a 1203 Thunderstorm V-Twin that is growling with 84
ft. lbs. of torque and delivers 103 hp of air-cooled punch.
The superior handling of the XB12XT comes from Buell's Intuitive Response
Chassis and a combination of patented innovations which focus on the Buell
Trilogy of Technology: mass centralization, chassis rigidity and low
Mass centralization is achieved through innovations like carrying fuel in
the frame and oil in the swing arm, as well as Buell's underslung
InterActive Exhaust system. Low unsprung weight is provided by the patented
Zero Torsional Load (ZTL) braking system, which transfers braking force
directly to the rims allowing a lighter front wheel, while Buell's Immediate
Throttle Response Goodyear Hibrex drive belt reduces unsprung weight at the
rear. Reduced unsprung weight also helps the Pirelli Diablo Strada tires
stay in contact with irregular road surfaces for uncompromising control.
A commemorative Buell 25th Anniversary graphic with Erik Buell's
signature is placed on the handlebar clamp.
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