Buell Ulysses XT 2008

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Buell Ulysses XB12XT

Words by Mars York, by Simon Bradley

Back the world was flat, the maidens ships with their and there was a god for everything, Ulysses was the adventurer. He battled men, and even had a run in with the odd god or two. He was and resourceful; women swooned and fled.

To all intents and purposes he was a big old in a strong, athletic frame oceans of torque and cities’ of power. And he looked good.

bike makers Buell named their “adventure tourer” well. Apart the looks, about which I my reservations.

First impression

At under a metre and a half it’s stubby. And to my taste it like a bug. Not an insect, too stocky and compact for lots of But there’s something charming it. No, charming isn’t the word, more challengingly attractive.

But the impression I got, was something far powerful. It promises. It carries as if it’s offering a truly experience. If I’d consulted an it would have told me you will be naughty.” Oh yes.

This is one naughty bike. It you do naughty things; finding that milliseconds before exist; revving outside old homes just because should get a taste of the range of notes; accelerating just little bit too fast and feeling the go very light because the wheel’s left the ground; too hard and feeling that unnerving sense of the back rising up.

With it’s Intuitive Chassis, rigidity, balance let’s face it, excitability, the handles beautifully. It’s so knowing that if you can do it, it most can. I’d been that it was a bit like having an spaniel waiting in your which just wanted to

And this bike is almost by the time you’ve thought doing something, the Buell’s ready to do it and cane it on the exit. It light and flickable and is so easy to in to corners. The upright, tipped riding position seems to put you the front wheel, so the feel is and that front wheel

The Showa forks give feel and supreme confidence you’re pushing hard and mass centralisation that is famed for, really is a I mentioned balance before, and it does feel grounded. And you need the brakes, they are

The bite is initially sharp, but as you get to it, you really can stop very and in complete control. And those just look fantastic.

you think of adventure tourers, are some things you just have to be there; hand heated grips, comfortable useful screen, good from a high riding good luggage and — not forget — excitement. And the has all of these.

But you wouldn’t necessarily want to it all the time. I found it quite a bike. I’m tall 6 feet with long and the riding position hoicks you tucking your legs so better designed for a slightly leg. At a stand still my feet were comfortably on the ground.

But for someone a tad smaller, be a tip-toe job, which is fun with a V-twin banging underneath you and unsettling everything.

But you what, that engine is It makes all the right power in all the places, producing 94 hp at 6,800 rpm and pull in any gear and pull There really is something about a twin, and with background, you just know going to be lovely and it does not

You could ride it like a old man in cap out for a Sunday jaunt in his 30 year old and it’d be “nice”. But then be a little old man out for a Sunday jaunt in Maestro, wouldn’t you. You be on the Buell Ulysses XB12XT, this thing eats and then goes hunting for

And woe betide you if you don’t go out and let the inner loose. This is one fun bike, and you would be missing out.

It’s let down by the tank For a tourer you’d want than a little under 17 of fuel in your tank it just won’t take you far but play it right and it’ll you from the city to the twisties and again with a minimum of and a maximum of fun.

In fact, riding is a giggle. You can make that are only just You can take charge in the traffic grand prix. You could well receive a “note of through your front requiring a donation to the coffers and a mark on your permit to but you wouldn’t do that.

And you don’t to. It’s fun, no, exciting in a good way at almost any speed.

if you are going touring, and you are going town just remember the panniers are wider and as high as wing mirrors. Where you normally expect the back end to be than the handlebars, this is a where the width has slipped, as if been a bit fond of pies and despite taking care of the and greet. You’ll be smacking car mirrors unless you pay very attention, which is not a good

And woe betide you if any passenger you carry have a mountaineering background, it’s a bit of a struggle getting apparently. Once there, comfy, roomy and provides a view, without bothering the at all. But getting there is between martial arts, and prayer — you only to watch the video on Buell’s to see and she’s young, athletic and won’t give me her number.

So, my is to take the panniers off. this is a bike that HAS to be One of the things that makes such a pleasure is the grin My grin reached warp 9 on the

Buell Ulysses XB12XT

If you’re looking for a bike really will keep pulse racing in all the good you don’t mind filling up and you have a “little bit” of this is a bike that make you smile and get you where you to go, in a very good mood.

may have had the world, but he didn’t a Buell. So, that’s 1-up to then.

2nd opinion — Bradley

The vanilla Ulysses was one of my favourites when I tested it in 2006. It was comfortable, fast and fairly well. The only that let it down a little was the squidgy tyre construction made it weave a little and a of heated grips. Then it was the depths of winter when I did test.

Typically, the XB12XT came to me in the of summer, when heated were never going to be an It’s got them, though. also got different tyres transform the handling from good to astonishing.

And it’s got But more on that later.

no. Let’s deal with the now. Because, like the egg, parts of it are excellent.

I use expression quite a lot, by the so if it makes no sense try Googling egg’ and see what comes up. the luggage is spacious enough, it not to leak too dadly and the locks are good and simple to use. It comes of quite easily, mercifully only when is your intention. However, we all that Buell is a compamny by people who like a laugh.

no other way that they have come up with of their bikes. And nowhere is better proven than this luggage. Like urban riders I work on the whiskers principle — if my and/or mirrors will go the gap then the rest of me will and very well it works

Bars are always wider anything else so it stands to Um, except for the Buell, where the are a good few inches wider the bars. Getting jammed between a couple of vans in the hour could have icky — it was fortunate the drivers both found it as as I didn’t — and it doesn’t dent your confidence.

But take the luggage off and oh boy is it a good bike.

Get it out of town and give it stick and you’ll be rewarded a bike that is satisfyingly agile yet stable and enormous With or without luggage, or without passenger. Sure a bit of a climb to the bridge but when you get the view is worth it and you’ll be like a loon for ages a spirited ride.

Basically, know how to hit the fun button on their And they hit it fair and square this one.

Buell Ulysses XB12XT
Buell Ulysses XB12XT
Buell Ulysses XB12XT


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