2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X

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2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X

2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X

2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X

2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X

2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X

2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X

2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X

– 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.

New Tires
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
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


 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Ulysses® XB12X
MSRP $11,495

Dimensions
Overall Length6
85.0 in. (2158 mm)
Overall Width9
35.1 in. (892 mm)
Seat Height7
31.8 in. (808 mm)
Ground Clearance6
6.75 in. (171 mm)
Rake (steering head)7
23.5°
Fork Angle7
22°
Lean Angle8:
Soft Contact, Right
39°
Soft Contact, Left
39°
Hard Contact, Right
43°
Hard Contact, Left
40°
Trail7
4.8 in. (122 mm)
Wheelbase6
54.1 in. (1374 mm)
Tires (Pirelli® Scorpion Sync)4:
Front
120/70 ZR-17
Rear
180/55 ZR-17
Fuel Capacity
4.4 gal. (16.7 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity
0.83 gal. (3.1 L) warning light
Fuel Economy2
(EPA urban/highway test)
51/64 mpg (4.6/3.7 L/100 km)
Weight:
As Shipped
425 lbs. (193 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
950 lbs. (431 kg)
Load Capacity
452 lbs. (205 kg)

Engine
Engine
Air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
Valve Train
OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke
3.500 in. x 3.812 in. (88.90 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement
73.4 cu. in. (1203 cc)
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Fuel Delivery
49 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
Intake
Zero-resistance airbox
Exhaust
Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting
Torque
(North America per SAE J607)
84 ft. lbs. @ 6000 rpm
(144 NM @ 6000 rpm)
Horsepower
(North America per SAE J607)
103 hp @ 6800 rpm
Lubrication
Dry-sump
Oil Capacity
2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Oil Filtration
Screw-on disposable element

 

Drivetrain
Primary Drive
Chain, 1.500:1 (57/38) ratio
Final Drive3
Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced
Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27) ratio
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate, compensated, reduced lever effort
Transmission
5-speed, helical gear
Gear Ratios:
1st
2.648
2nd
1.892
3rd
1.407
4th
1.166
5th
1.000


Chassis
Frame
Aluminum frame with UniplanarTM powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame
Front Fork4
43 mm Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Shock4
Showa coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat reservoir and adjustable
compression damping, rebound damping
and spring preload
Wheels:
Magnesium Tone
Front
Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke,
ZTLTM cast aluminum,
3.5 in. x 17 in. (89 mm x 432 mm)
Rear
Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke,
ZTL cast aluminum,
5.5 in. x 17 in. (140 mm x 432 mm)
Brakes:
Front
ZTL-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper,
375 mm single-sided, inside-out,
stainless steel, floating rotor
Rear
Single-piston, floating caliper;
240 mm stainless steel, fixed rotor
Suspension Travel:
Front Wheel
6.51 in. (165 mm)
Rear Wheel
6.38 in. (162 mm)


Electric
Battery
(per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V,
12 amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging
494W peak, 38-amp, permanent magnet,
3-phase alternator with solid-state regulator
Starting
1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
Headlamp
(twin quartz halogen [H7])
55-watt low beam, 55-watt high beam
Tail/Stop Lights
LED 0.36W/3.36W
Turn Signal Lights
10W manual canceling
License Plate Light
5W


Instruments
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

Colors5
Barricade Orange, Midnight Black


Warranty
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.

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