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Buell Ulysses XB12STT
Buell Ulysses XB12STT

Pseudo Supermoto

Super TT is elemental, with two color white or white with an airbox cover. This was as the bikes are meant to be blank for their owners to customize. held an online Super TT contest, which garnered 450 and 11,000 votes.

See the winner at

Super TT styling is elemental, two color schemes: white or with an orange airbo

TT. it’s strange to see that adorning the handlebar clamp of a motorcycle. Seems like the other day Don Canet told me what he was going to call his supermoto race series. I see the rational behind his thinking-that was a modern version of American TT racing.

And I suggested an acronym: STTARS. A later, the Super TT American Series is still going

I shot Don an e-mail after about Buell’s new model, him on having a bike named his series. Amazingly, that was the he’d heard of it! So much for domain.

Fast-forward a few months and the moto-press is assembled at the double-throwdown hotel in Dana Point, for the introduction of the new Buell Super TT. is notably absent. But Erik goes right on record as his team chose the Super TT because it invokes visions of the raced on the Grand National circuit and because that’s supermoto was called when it started in America.

Turns out I was on hand for the genesis of the TT motorcycle, too. In the summer of Harley-Davidson held its annual show in Denver, Colorado, and the press there to ride the new Erik Buell went for the ride, and said he found longing for a bike partway the Ulysses and Lightning Long.

combined with a pent-up for a 1200cc version of the XB9SX led to the XB12STT.

Buell Ulysses XB12STT
Buell Ulysses XB12STT

Unlike the CityX, the is based on the enlarged frame of the and Lightning Long, with 4.4 fuel capacity and 54-inch With 5.6 inches of wheel front and rear, its suspension is a between the Ulysses’ 6.5/6.4 and the Lightning Long’s 4.7/4.9.

Handlebars are crossbraced motocross-style and with hand guards, the CityX’s, and the bodywork is minimalist, a tiny flyscreen, a small gas tank (actually the airbox and a pair of side-mounted, racing-style There isn’t so much as a the long, flat seat to the rear of the machine, embossed a graphic indicating No Passengers. But most parts from Buells fit most other there’s an optional $300 peg setup derived from the Long.

Like all current Buell the Super TT incorporates what has to be called the Trilogy of Tech: centralization, frame rigidity and low weight. Key elements in this are Buell’s unique fuel in in swingarm, under-engine muffler, ZTL Torsional Load) single disc brake with caliper and zero-maintenance belt And yes, Erik Buell he feels vindicated by the other now copying his muffler design.

The test route took us Dana Point to Fallbrook the famed Ortega Highway, a short stretch of I-15 in, but a few of us locals had another idea. a great fire road runs south from the top of the which with its tight and gravel-strewn, potholed pavement is the test venue for a supermoto Riding that stretch just how well the Super TT

Its Sportster-derived Thunderstorm V-twin is and makes good power (a 103 bhp and 84 lb.-ft. of torque) within the of its 4000-rpm-wide power spread. It nice, with good feel and crisp-if-notchy selection. quick-steering and agile, if a little and with its Pirelli Scorpion tires doesn’t stand up braking like its Dunlop-shod And its brakes are superb, with of stopping power and great

The Showa suspension worked for the most part, the chassis less under braking the longer-travel Ulysses. But it was still than we’d have making ugly noises as ends bottomed in the multitudinous and g-outs found on our fire

Buell Ulysses XB12STT
Buell Ulysses XB12STT
Buell Ulysses XB12STT
Buell Ulysses XB12STT

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