2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT First Ride Review- Buell Adventure Bike

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Buell Ulysses XB12XT

First Ride: 2008 Ulysses XB12XT Making a thing better.

After 25 it’s clear that is a company that goes its own Exhibit A: The XB12X Ulysses, a “adventure sportbike” that is adventure bike, part and part tourer. It has a massive a big, comfy seat, a pushrod V-Twin motor, and wheels at the end of long-travel suspension, a ready for serious travel on from interstates to fireroads.

It was a hit buyers and journalists alike it was introduced in 2005. We liked the versatility, good handling, flexible power and penchant for What we didn’t like was the 35-inch seat height, the feel (caused by strong soft suspension and torquey and its limited steering lock.

So the announcement of another Ulysses—the our attention, enough to send our producer to the press intro to the bike for an extended test.

The XT is than just an accessorized In addition to touring options the Buell catalog like hard luggage (side and top a 4-inch-higher windscreen, lower and heated grips, the XT gets suspension components. New fork are 4mm smaller than the X model’s and 4.92 inches of travel, 2 inches less than the more dirt-oriented brother. The is similarly shorter.

This drops center of and with the inch-lower seat, the XT feels more manageable to a rider like me, though a bit for lanky folk like our bear-like online producer.

On twisty roads, the XT shines. The suspension imparts less of the experience while accelerating and The lower cg makes the bike less like a massive and more like a big standard. We the “… mode” of the neutral position, unchanged from with the wide handlebar, cleated pegs and broad

Buell Ulysses XB12XT

That lets the rider up a bumpy, winding stretch of that would leave a pilot cursing and short of

As a tourer, the XT works well, Luggage capacity is as vast as it is A wadded-up XL Aerostich suit in one of the sidebags, and the top case has more enough room for a full-face The taller screen blocks of wind (but is noisier), and grips are always welcome, in summer or spring.

Pirelli Stradas replace the more-grippy but Pirelli Scorpion Syncs giving up too much grip or

It’s not perfect. The shorter, suspension and still-limited steering make the XT less handy although the Uly is still very at home on the fireroads for which it was And that useful luggage/bracketry it 40 pounds heavier than the (dry) X.

The XT is a solid value at a fully equipped adventure-tourer can hang with other in its class on pavement or smooth roads. Add the optional GPS and you won’t get even if you like to go your own

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