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– 2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Ulysses® XB12X Overview
The Buell Ulysses is an Adventure Sportbike of almost unlimited versatility. Its broad, V-Twin powerband and rigid chassis make it a capable performer on urban streets and winding backloads. Comfortable, upright ergonomics, a roomy cockpit, and a wide seat provide all-day comfort for rider and passenger. Available hard-shell sidecases and top case transform Ulysses into a long-range touring mount, ready to roll from Interstate to back road to fire road and anywhere in between.
New Seat Design
For 2007, the Buell Ulysses is a better fit for more riders, thanks to a new seat shape that’s both narrower at the front and lower overall. Seat height is reduced by 1.3 inches, to 31.8 inches. Seat comfort and durability is further enhanced by the elimination of seams on the side of the seat and an improved coarse texture.
Another change for 2007 is a switch from Dunlop D616 to Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires. Through testing by Buell it was determined that when fitted to the Ulysses, the Pirelli tires deliver better pavement performance and similar performance on unpaved roads, thanks to an aggressive, open tread pattern. Tire size is unchanged, at 120/70R-17 front and 180/55R-17 rear.
New Fork Springs and Airbox Cover
Revised front fork springs improve handling and rider comfort, while a revised functional airbox cover optimizes air flow potential without affecting intake noise.
Touring accessories available since the introduction of Ulysses include Top Case and Side Cases, the Buell Quest Portable Navigation system, a Triple Tail backrest pad, and a Ulysses Tall Windscreen that is four inches taller than the stock windscreen.
Designed to Play Dirty
While not designed for true “off-road” riding, the Buell Ulysses does give its rider the ability to travel over dirt, gravel and other unpaved road surfaces with confidence. To enhance control, Ulysses has a high, wide handlebar with a cross brace. Aggressive alloy foot pegs are placed in a neutral location. Handlebar-mounted deflectors and a two-piece windscreen designed to limit buffeting also enhance the ride. A dual front fender system provides good debris protection for the rider and the bike.
Designed to provide both passenger comfort and touring versatility, the innovative Triple Tail system folds through three positions to function as a luggage rack with tie-down hooks over the rear seat position, as a cushioned passenger backrest with grab rails, or as a luggage rack extending toward the full-coverage rear fender and LED tail lamp. The Ulysses has two 10 amp/12-volt accessory power outlets (one on the dash, another under the seat) and a large under-seat storage compartment.
Premium Showa front and rear suspension is fully adjustable. Rear spring preload can be adjusted for passenger and luggage weight simply by turning a dial located just below the left side of the seat. Suspension travel is 6.5 inches in front and 6.4 inches at the rear. Ground clearance is 6.75 inches. The 17-inch, six-spoke, cast-aluminum wheels feature a durable rim design.
The Buell Trilogy of Technology principles – frame rigidity, mass centralization and low unsprung weight – enhance the performance of the Ulysses on paved and unpaved roads. The lower center of mass achieved by carrying fuel in the frame and oil in the swingarm enhance rider confidence off pavement, while limited unsprung weight helps keep the tires in contact with uneven road surfaces for improved control. Ulysses dry weight is just 425 pounds.
The broad powerband and abundant torque of the 103-hp Buell Firestorm 1203 V-Twin engine gives the Ulysses the ability to charge through twisty pavement sections or proceed at lower speeds over uneven, unpaved roads with less gear shifting.
The Buell Ulysses XB12X will be offered with Barricade Orange or Midnight Black bodywork with Graphite Grey frame and swingarm and magnesium-tone wheels.
Buell Ulysses XB12X highlights:
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 II Electronic Fuel Injection
Dry Weight: 425 pounds
Wheelbase: 54 inches
New Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires
New lower seat height of 31.6 inches
Improved coarse-textured seat
New revised front fork springs
Fully adjustable 43mm Showa upside-down fork
Revised functional airbox cover
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
Buell ZTL front brake
Double front fender design
Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
Two-piece, quick-release windscreen
Frame pucks, handlebar deflectors and headlight grille
Triple Tail System
4.4 gallon fuel capacity
Functional tool kit
2 x 12v. power outlets
85.0 in. (2158 mm)
35.1 in. (892 mm)
31.8 in. (808 mm)
6.75 in. (171 mm)
Rake (steering head)7
Soft Contact, Right
Soft Contact, Left
Hard Contact, Right
Hard Contact, Left
4.8 in. (122 mm)
54.1 in. (1374 mm)
Tires (Pirelli® Scorpion Sync)4:
4.4 gal. (16.7 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity
0.83 gal. (3.1 L) warning light
(EPA urban/highway test)
51/64 mpg (4.6/3.7 L/100 km)
425 lbs. (193 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
950 lbs. (431 kg)
452 lbs. (205 kg)
Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke
3.500 in. x 3.812 in. (88.90 mm x 96.82 mm)
73.4 cu. in. (1203 cc)
49 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting
(North America per SAE J607)
84 ft. lbs. @ 6000 rpm
(144 NM @ 6000 rpm)
(North America per SAE J607)
103 hp @ 6800 rpm
2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Screw-on disposable element
Chain, 1.500:1 (57/38) ratio
Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced
Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27) ratio
Wet, multi-plate, compensated, reduced lever effort
5-speed, helical gear
Aluminum frame with UniplanarTM powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
43 mm Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Showa coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable
compression damping, rebound damping
and spring preload
Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke,
ZTLTM cast aluminum,
3.5 in. x 17 in. (89 mm x 432 mm)
Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke,
ZTL cast aluminum,
5.5 in. x 17 in. (140 mm x 432 mm)
ZTL-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper,
375 mm single-sided, inside-out,
stainless steel, floating rotor
Single-piston, floating caliper;
240 mm stainless steel, fixed rotor
6.51 in. (165 mm)
6.38 in. (162 mm)
(per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V,
12 amp/hour, 200 cca
494W peak, 38-amp, permanent magnet,
3-phase alternator with solid-state regulator
1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
(twin quartz halogen [H7])
55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam
Turn Signal Lights
10W manual canceling
License Plate Light
Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual resettable tripmeter; high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles traveled on reserve),
turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock
Barricade Orange, Midnight Black
24 months (unlimited mileage)
1 Specifications for non-U.S. markets might differ. Buell reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligation. Vehicle specifications may vary from country to country depending on local laws. Some models are not available in certain countries.
2 Based on tests conducted under lab conditions per U.S. E.P.A. test procedures. Mileage will vary depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, and vehicle condition.
3 Hibrex® and Flexten® are registered trademarks of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
4 Showa® and Pirelli®
are registered trademarks of their respective owners.
5 Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
6 Unladen, wet configuration (no rider, all fluids).
7 Laden, wet configuration (design rider, all fluids).
8 Bottomed-out configuration (100% suspension compression).
9 Without mirrors.