The Buell Ulysses: an Adventure Sportbike with long-travel suspension

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Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss

The Buell Ulysses: an Adventure with long-travel suspension

The Ulysses: an Adventure Sportbike long-travel suspension

August 1, Buell has announced its 2006 and the big news is a whole new on and off-road The new Ulysses XB12X is an Adventure with long-travel suspension and tires designed to offer performance on paved and unpaved

With a dry weight of just 425 and the broad powerband of the 103-hp Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin the Ulysses will offer an power-to-weight ratio and sporting on the tight-and-twisty back roads often lead to dirt It’s one of two new Buells that added to the company’s product in 2006. The other is the Lightning XB12Ss, a longer version of the Lightning XB12S designed to more comfort.

In addition, all 2006 Buell and Firebolt models are enhanced a new swingarm design, a new transmission and a intake system.

The 2006 product line features models: the Firebolt XB9R and XB12R sportfighters; the Lightning of streetfighters, including the Lightning XB9SX, Lightning XB12S, and the new Long XB12Ss; and the new Ulysses adventure sportbike.

I’m excited about the 2006 line, because we are taking our XB platform in some bold, new creating motorcycles that appeal to more riders, Erik Buell, chairman and technical officer at Buell Company. We also significantly our existing models. Call it

At Buell, we will never still.

Buell Gets and Goes Long

The new Ulysses is an Adventure Sportbike with suspension and aggressive tires to offer outstanding performance on and unpaved roads. With a dry of just 425 pounds and the broad of the 103-hp Buell Thunderstorm V-Twin engine, the Ulysses offer an outstanding power-to-weight and sporting performance on the tight-and-twisty roads that often to dirt roads.

A larger and extended swingarm stretch the of the new Lightning Long XB12Ss to 54 two inches longer than the XB12S, to give this a more relaxed personality and a that may better suit riders. Fuel capacity of the Long is 4.4 gallons, compared to 3.8 for the Lightning XB12S. Handling quick and responsive, and the thrust of the Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin is (See separate Lightning for details on the Lightning Long

All Buell XB models benefit the following design changes in

Designed to be significantly lighter and the new XB swingarm weighs 0.56 less than the previous a significant reduction in already low weight. The XB swingarm continues to as the engine oil reservoir, and the oil-fill cap has a new design and is relocated for better The upper and lower belt and rear inner fenders also been reshaped.

Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss

A New Lighter Clutch, Stronger

A redesigned transmission for all Buell XB offers reduced mass and shift quality, quieter and extended service intervals. transmission replaces moving/sliding with thin steel dog that slide to cause changes, a design commonly in automotive racing gear Because the dog rings have mass than gears, is quicker.

New helical-cut gears are and quieter than straight-cut The new transmission requires Buell + Oil, and the oil change interval for the case is extended from miles to 10,000 miles. effort has been reduced by 15 (on 984cc powertrain) and 22 percent (on powertrain) due to a lighter spring. a new Goodyear Hibrex final belt with Flexten technology has been reinforced for durability.

The new belt weighs just one pound, compared to drive that can weigh up to five a significant contribution to the Buell of minimizing unsprung weight.

New Air System

The engine air intake is and integrated with a wrap-around cap cowling in the airbox cover, air flows through an aluminum hex The new intake system replaces the duct that previously through the left-side frame and thus also results in fuel capacity to 3.82 as the frame doubles as the fuel The duct on the left side of the below the frame now delivers air exclusively to the rear cylinder.

New Connection

All XB models feature new rear brackets with an eye designed to act as a point for cargo. The passenger guard can also act as a tie-down

Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss
Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss

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