Buell unveils Ulysses XB12XT Adventure Sportbike

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08_XB12XT_AFL RED.jpgBasically a Ulysses XB12X without the off-road pretensions and a T on the end, Buell is describing its latest take on the XB12 platform as an “Adventure Sportbike.” Featuring lower, firmer suspension, road-oriented tires and hard luggage as standard, the XB12XT should prove to be the company’s best tourer. Additional photography and specs follow the jump.
>08_XB12XT_AF.jpgWe’re not huge fans of the new bike’s styling — removing the high front
mudguard does the front end no favors, and the luggage looks ungainly on
such a compact bike. With features like heated grips, brush guards and
the Triple Tail, the XB12XT looks imminently practical. Though we’d
still take the XB12STT, we would kill for the options listed above.

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Buell Ulysses XB12XT Specifications:

Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine
103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
Buell InterActive Exhaust
DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
Dry Weight: 465 pounds
Wheelbase: 54 inches
Seat height: 30.7 inches
Pirelli Diablo Strada tires
Detachable three-bag pannier luggage system with top and side hard cases, and large underseat storage
Heated hand grips
Tall, detachable windscreen
Specially-tuned shorter suspension travel
Fully adjustable 43 mm Showa inverted fork
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
Buell ZTL front brake
Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
Frame pucks, handlebar deflectors
Triple Tail System
4.4 gallon fuel capacity
Functional tool kit
2 x 12v. power outlets
New Instrument Panel Graphics
New Racing Red body work
Commemorative Buell 25th Anniversary badge

  • http://www.thetransportationrevolution.com Max

    if wheelies weren’t easy enough on a buell, put some heavy luggage behind the rear wheel. astatically the bike isn’t very balanced either

  • Wes Siler

    Think the top box will work as a 12 o’clock bar?