2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT performance picture comparison news

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Buell Ulysses XB12XT

2008 Buell Ulysses

So, despite Erik Buell’s racing history and the influence had on many of his bikes, the odd-looking and (Eric likes Greek Ulysses with 17-inch sporty rubber, dirtbike-style and over 6-plus inches of travel wins the day.

has had the time, so it must have Or at least they’ve heard the of the media, consumers and corporate If there was one thing about the that could be perceived as an tendon to further domination of by the adventure-tourer, it would probably to be all the spring in its step.

With the suspension travel, seat is a short-statured pavement-loving rider’s at 31.8 inches. Enter the Ulysses XB12XT: a Ulysses for lusting after a Uly that can climb aboard without having to “climb aboard.” height is 30.7 inches.

We note here that (as well as Harley) list heights as “ladened, ” meaning the height stats are measured a “design rider” (180 give or take) and full of all Just some seat

Official marketing speak for the XB12XT is that it is an adventure motorcycle. Each bike is at experienced riders, but with backgrounds: the X model for those dirt experience, and dedicated riders for the XT; both with in their hearts.

The great about the new Ulysses is that largely the same as Uly numero Very few things separate The XB12XT uses a new 43mm inverted Showa fork 4.9 inches of travel (similar to other XB models) while the 47mm fully-adjustable inverted fork travels 6.5 inches.

suspension travel on the XT is 4.9 versus 6.3 on the X, and the XT uses the same rider-accessible preload adjuster. Digging that lower suspension, Bunne, Test Technical for Buell, informed Motorcycle.com the fork is unique to the XT and not just a job on the springs. “It’s a different altogether. Both bikes triple rate progressive but the rates on the XT aren’t the same as on the X.”

Additionally, Buell worked Showa to develop a new urethane on the shock that “spreads forces,” allowing for a more ride over crummy or when loaded with and passenger.

The XT comes with a windscreen, hard saddlebags and case as standard; you’ll to pony up extra to get those on the X The new XT uses Pirelli Diablo for better feel and higher while the adventure-touring bike is with the Pirelli Scorpion primarily because that more aggressive tread is better suited to off-pavement

A couple other details the very thin line the two Ulysses. The original Uly’s wheels are reinforced with material around the tire area for added strength. The new Uly targeted for single track use (or as so its wheels needn’t be as durable and are nearly one pound lighter,

That’s a significant savings rotating mass, inertia ‘n’ all stuff. Though function be debated, the X’s fender is still of a certain “other” A-T bike on the while the XT’s front is rather traditional.

Dimensionally, the XT varies a half degree or a tenth of an inch there less than an inch in ground clearance) but only as a of course from the lower Otherwise, the bikes share the 1203cc rubber-mounted air/oil/fan-cooled V-Twin, fuel-in-frame and oil reservoir/swingarm and 375mm perimeter-mounted rotor ZTL brake. The bikes are like twins, really, but, twins, act differently though look a lot alike.

To sample the new Buell invited us out to the surprisingly wine country of Temecula, CA as the start point. From we worked our way to the accessible and inviting community of Idyllwild via state 74, 79 and 243, and then back Fortunately for us we had the grand opportunity to both bikes back-to-back.

Even without having sat on a Ulysses in at least eight saddling up to the new Uly was exceptionally easier and Please don’t be fooled, into thinking that the XT has a saddle to achieve the lower both bikes use the same More than just an straddle, the new XT feels more “like a bulldog,” said our photog Fonzie.

Buell Ulysses XB12XT

You can almost the sporty intentions of the new Ulysses. Fonzie also wisely that the taller windscreen necessarily generate more but does increase wind This will probably out to be one of those love it or hate it once more XT bikes it to the public, depending on the size of the

With a lower center of we were eager to see how the new Ulysses handle the moderately-tight and often sweeping turns of the mountain The XT transitions into and between more readily if for no other than you’re not levering the over as far from one side to the as on the taller X. But we can’t forget those lighter wheels in to help.

The other generous contributor to on the XT is its sport-oriented state-of-tune in the suspension. the X will experience chassis during on/off throttle, a bit of mid-turn and substantial dive braking, the XT eliminates virtually all of issues. Bends in the road met with stability, little to no due to line changes, and a fraction of the dive.

Considering its dry weight of 40 lbs (thanks largely to the hard the XT’s tarmac prowess is all the impressive. Winding ribbons of only encouraged me to ride the XT more like a sport

Another notable characteristic was quality. The XT was far more plush being spongey, and this still more “sport” in its tuning range, according to Conversely, frost heaves, joints and generally rough revealed a harsher ride the X’s suspension. The original Uly isn’t bad in handling or ride comfort, we have to remember its broader compromises have to be made.

The differences between the two Buells clearer with each one loves the street while the embraces both pavement and excelling at neither, but handling with confidence.

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