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2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP
2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP

• 2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP

2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP

The new Buell Ulysses® Police XB12XP offers government agencies and private security firms a quick and very nimble “special duty” patrol vehicle that is capable of travel over a variety of terrain, from open highways to city streets to unpaved back-country roads.

Based on the versatile Buell Ulysses adventure sportbike, the Ulysses Police features long-travel suspension, generous ground clearance and aggressive tires that allow it to tackle roads too rough or narrow for confident travel in an automobile or on a traditional police motorcycle. On smooth pavement, the Ulysses Police is an agile sport motorcycle. The Ulysses Police can also accommodate a passenger. Available for order through Buell dealers as of Tuesday, May 27 2008, production of the 2009 Ulysses Police is scheduled to begin in August 2008.

Special features of the Ulysses Police include hard-shell top and side cases, each removable and lockable. The side cases are narrower than the standard Ulysses accessory side cases, allowing for more clearance in tight situations. On the Ulysses Police model, the Buell Triple Tail system functions as a luggage rack with tie-down hooks over the rear seat position, or as a cushioned passenger backrest with grab rails. A tall windshield, heated hand grips, and handlebar deflectors are also standard equipment. An available emergency response kit provides a siren and an LED lighting package in three different color configurations (Red/Blue, Red/Red, or Blue/Blue).

The Ulysses Police is powered by an air/oil/fan-cooled, fuel-injected Buell Thunderstorm 1203cc V-Twin engine that delivers 103 peak horsepower. This engine’s broad powerband and abundant torque gives the Ulysses the ability to proceed at lower speeds over uneven or unpaved roads with less gear shifting, and to deliver instant bursts of acceleration. The Ulysses Police has an EPA fuel mileage rating of 51 mpg urban/64 mpg highway*. A Goodyear Hibrex final drive belt with Flexten Plus technology is durable and never needs adjustment or lubrication.

Premium Showa front and rear suspension is fully adjustable. Rear spring preload can be adjusted for passenger and gear weight simply by turning a dial located 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 Ulysses Police features a 4.4-gallon fuel reservoir integrated into the aluminum frame. The lower center of mass achieved by carrying fuel in the frame, rather than in a tank located high on top of the frame, enhances rider confidence on and off pavement. The muffler is located below the engine to further lower the center of gravity and centralize mass for improved handling in all situations. Low unsprung weight helps keep the tires in contact with uneven road surfaces for improved control. The 17-inch, six-spoke, reinforced cast-aluminum wheels feature a durable rim design, and Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires deliver good traction on paved and unpaved roads. A dual front fender system provides debris protection for the rider and the bike.

The Ulysses Police will be offered in two color choices: Birch White and Midnight Black.

*Based on tests conducted under lab conditions per U.S. EPA test procedures. Mileage will vary depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length and vehicle condition.

 

Buell Ulysses Police XB12XP highlights

Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine
103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6000 rpm (per SAE J607)
Buell InterActive Exhaust
DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
Dry Weight: 480 pounds fully up-fitted with Emergency Lighting Kit
Wheelbase: 54 inches (unladen)
Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires
Fully adjustable 47mm Showa inverted fork
Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber with remote reservoir
Buell ZTL front brake
Double front fender design
Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
Quick-release tall windscreen
Frame pucks
Handlebar deflectors
Triple Tail System (tailrack/backrest)
4.4 gallon fuel capacity
Functional tool kit
2 x 12v. power outlets
Heated hand grips
Police-specific wiring harness
Siren and LED pursuit light package (LED lighting options include Red/Red, Red/Blue, and Blue/Blue)
Removable locking top and side cases
Birch White and Midnight Black




SPECIFICATIONS:

Not available as of May 22, 2008. TBA

 

Media Press Release:

VERSATILE BUELL ULYSSES IS READY FOR ANY ROAD
Adventure Sportbike has Heated Grips and New Front End for 2008

EAST TROY, Wis. (July 8, 2007) – Significant changes to the front suspension and steering, plus powertrain enhancements, improve the performance of the 2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP, an adventure sportbike designed to carry its rider beyond the end of the pavement. The Ulysses features long-travel suspension, higher ground clearance and more aggressive tires that allow it to explore the roughest roads with confidence. But when the pavement is smooth and twisty, Ulysses performs like a flickable, agile sport motorcycle, propelled by a 1203 Thunderstorm V-Twin that is a bottomless pit of pure torque. Innovative features and accessories make Ulysses a comfortable, capable long-distance traveler or commuter. The versatile Buell Ulysses can take its rider where ever the road is headed.

New on Ulysses XB12X for 2008

New 47mm front forks replace the previous 43 mm forks. Secured with a new triple clamp design, this new front end improves the torsional rigidity of the entire chassis. Fork flex is reduced during hard braking for improved stability and feedback.

Steering sweep lock-to-lock is increased to 74 degrees from 54 degrees to reduce the turning radius in off-road low-speed maneuvers. New off-set triple clamps maintain the 23.5 degree rake and 4.8 inch trail.

Heated hand grips are now standard equipment on the 2008 Ulysses. The grips are rated at 18 watts per side on the High setting and 11 watts per side on the Low setting.

New air guides positioned on the tail section of the Ulysses deflect engine heat away from the rider’s legs.

Modifications to the 1203 Thunderstorm V-Twin engine enhance performance, reduce maintenance, and allow a new redline of 7100 rpm (see separate Thunderstorm release for details).

The instrument panel styling is refreshed and the tachometer reflects the new 7100-rpm redline.

A commemorative Buell 25th Anniversary graphic with Erik Buell’s signature is placed on the handlebar clamp.

New color: The 2008 Ulysses XB12X is offered in a new color, Thrust Blue, in addition to Barricade Orange and Midnight Black, each with Magnesium Tone wheels.

Ulysses XB12X: Imagine the Possibilities
The Buell Ulysses is a high-performance Adventure Sport motorcycle that is capable of confident travel over dirt, gravel and other unpaved road surfaces. 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 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 lower center of mass achieved by carrying fuel in the frame and oil in the swing arm enhance rider confidence off pavement, while limited unsprung weight helps keep the tires in contact with uneven road surfaces for improved control. The 17-inch, six-spoke, reinforced cast-aluminum wheels feature a durable rim design. A dual front fender system provides debris protection for the rider and the bike.

For enhanced comfort, the high, wide handlebar with a cross brace is equipped with deflectors and a two-piece windscreen designed to limit buffeting. 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 extended over the rear fender. 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.

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.

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
New DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
New eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
Dry Weight: 425 pounds
Wheelbase: 54 inches
Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires
New 74-degree steering sweep
New offset triple clamps
New fully adjustable 47 mm Showa inverted fork
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
New heated hand grips
New Instrument Panel Graphics
New Thrust Blue body work
Commemorative Buell 25th Anniversary badge

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