H-D Electra Glide Classic vs. Buell Ulysses XB12XT Road Test Rider Magazine

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H-D Electra Glide Classic vs. Ulysses XB12XT Road

Harley-Davidson’s FLHTC Electra vs. Buell’s XB12XT Ulysses.


June 30, 2009

Harley’s FLHTC Electra Classic vs Buell’s XB12XT motorcycle comparison was originally in American Rider magazine]

That’s what these score and some years we on this planet are all about. to live your life the way you to. Freedom to choose. To choose spouse, your job, you live.

What motorcycle to That last is a tough Especially when you have one for a long time, and then a lither, younger model along to steal your Happens all the time.

It is hard to imagine two more motorcycles than Harley’s Electra Glide Classic and the XB12XT Ulysses . First is the fully encumbered FLH with big fairing, large saddlebags and fat tires, modest lean weighing in at a good 800-plus It is a great bike, I love it, and it is a touring bike, akin to a ’65 convertible.

At the other end of the company’s is the 500-pound Buell Ulysses, set up a Jeep Wrangler. I like the XT with a small windshield, and a modestly sized trunk, me the opportunity to travel, but in a very manner than with

Harley-Davidson FLHTC Electra Classic

There are hundreds of of dirt-road miles in North from the two reasonably groomed that led to my father-in-law’s farm in Minnesota, to the gnarly old mining in the Rocky Mountains, climbing 12,000-foot passes. A hundred ago 99 percent of our roads were which often became Today, dirt roads can be in every state in the union, well-maintained farm roads to the old logging roads in the national

Sometimes you don’t know a dirt road is going to you, which is where, for me, the really lies. There be deep ruts and broken along some of these roads, but that is all in the adventure.

An road, on the other hand, is a known quantity. A good or a competent GPS, will you where Interstate 530 will you, but if you want to go from to Pelsor in Arkansas’ Ozark Forest, you could let Mapquest you the paved way, or you could some more interesting

I like the names of these two both out of Greek mythology. Forget the electric starting; back a couple of thousand when a beautiful girl Electra got really upset her mother (who had taken a new to her bed) … her father. So sensible young woman, got with her brother and pulled off a matricide.

And we think we have disputes these days. the FLH is just as strong-minded as Electra was, and will happily you wherever a paved road you. I’ll say she handles on a good dirt road, but is with a hard surface.

Buell Ulysses XB12XT

Buell XB12XT Ulysses

a fellow with a deserved as a Rambo type, was headed after fighting in the Trojan but his navigational skills were not too and he sort of got lost. He wandered for a few years, fighting one-eyed avoiding getting eaten by cannibals, occasionally being by beautiful women—he had some adventures along the way, is just what the Buell will provide the rider.

thought of riding up to Goose Bay in Labrador province? Lots and of dirt road, and then you can over to Newfoundland. Or go down to the of Mexico’s Copper Canyon?

The and the Electra are both fine of American motorcycles, so the decision down to the buyer. What he or she want to do? The comfort-prone folk probably lean toward the but they may look a little when they see a tempting road leading into the Mountains of Vermont. The big roads to the next Best Western the next Denny’s or Waffle the next gas station, for that

It’s the small roads promise the real fun, the to have a real adventure.

The Ulysses gives me more of freedom to choose where I am To my admittedly skewed version of the a motorcycle gives me freedom, the to go where I want—within reason.

I’m not to cross the Darien Gap between and Columbia, a jungly, roadless of hills, rivers, swamps and nor barrel over the vast of the Sahara Desert—both feats been accomplished by motorcyclists, but I’m not the type, and suffering is required. No, I want to cross uncharted I just want to follow any roads.

And the Ulysses is better than the at that. Of course, when I win the or get some of that bailout I will have both in my

Buell Ulysses XB12XT
Buell Ulysses XB12XT
Buell Ulysses XB12XT

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