2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
2007 Ranges | 2006 Ranges | 2005 Ranges | 2004 Ranges
The Buell Ulysses is a truly versatile Adventure Sportbike with the emphasis on 'sport' courtesy of Buell's trademark handling prowess. Its broad, V-Twin powerband and rigid chassis make it a capable performer on urban streets, in the twisties or out on the open highway and beyond.
Comfortable, upright ergonomics, a roomy cockpit, and a wide seat provide all-day comfort for rider and passenger. Optional hard-shell sidecases and top case transform Ulysses into a long-range touring mount, wherever you want to venture.
In 2007 the Ulysses is ready and waiting to take you even further with a series of upgrades designed to specifically enhance rider comfort and control.
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 33mm, to 808mm. 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 the introduction of Pirelli Scorpion Sync tyres. Through testing by Buell it was determined that when fitted to the Ulysses, the Pirelli tyres deliver better road performance and stability. They work well on unpaved roads, thanks to an aggressive, open tread pattern. Tyre 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 and reduce fork-dive under braking, while a revised functional airbox cover optimises air flow potential without affecting intake noise.
Designed to Play on Tarmac or Trail
Although primarily designed for on-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 cross brace. Tough alloy foot pegs are placed in a neutral location. Handlebar-mounted deflectors and a two-piece windshield designed to limit buffeting also enhance ride comfort. A dual front fender system provides debris protection for the rider and the bike.
Two-up Comfort comes as Standard
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 knob located just below the left side of the seat. Suspension travel is 165 mm in front and 162 mm at the rear. Ground clearance is 171 mm. The 17-inch, six-spoke, cast aluminium wheels feature a durable rim design.
The Buell "Trilogy of Technology" principles - frame rigidity, mass centralisation and low unsprung weight - enhance the performance of Ulysses on paved and unpaved roads. The lower centre of mass achieved by carrying fuel in the frame, oil in the swingarm and an underslung exhaust enhance rider confidence, while minimised unsprung weight helps keep the tyres in contact with both even and uneven road surfaces for improved control. Ulysses dry weight is just 193kg.
The broad powerband and abundant torque of the 100-hp Buell Firestorm 1203 V-Twin engine gives the Ulysses the ability to charge through twisty road sections or proceed at lower speeds over uneven, unpaved roads with less gear shifting.
Touring accessories available since the introduction of Ulysses include Top Case and Side Cases, the Buell Quest Portable GPS Navigation system and a Triple Tail backrest pad. New for 2007 is a Tall Windscreen that is four inches taller than the stock windscreen.
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
100 peak hp @ 6600 rpm (EU Standard EC95/1)
110 Nm peak torque @ 6000 rpm (EU Standard EC95/1)
Buell InterActive Exhaust
DDFI II Electronic Fuel Injection
Dry Weight: 193kg
New Pirelli Scorpion Sync tyres
New lower seat height of 808mm
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
16.7 litre fuel capacity
Functional tool kit
2 x 12v. power outlets
Buell® UlyssesT XB12X MY07 Technical Specification:
Engine - Air/oil/fan cooled, 4 stroke, 45° V-Twin
Displacement - 1203 cc
Bore and Stroke - 88.9 mm x 96.8 mm
Compression ratio - 10.0:1
Valves - OHV, two valves per cylinder
Valve adjustment - Self adjusting
Fuel system - 49 mm down draft DDFI II fuel injection
Exhaust - Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve
and mass-centralised mounting
Intake - Zero resistance air box
Power* - 100 hp / 101.4 PS / 74.6 kW @ 6600 rpm (EU Standard
Torque* - 81 ft. lb / 110 Nm @ 6000 rpm (EU Standard EC95/1)
Lubrication - Dry sump / 2.4 litres capacity
Oil filtration - Screw-on disposable element
Frame - Aluminium frame with UniplanarT powertrain vibration
isolation system, fuel in frame
Wheelbase - 1370 mm
Rake - 24°
Trail - 122 mm
Front fork - 43 mm Showa® inverted fork with adjustable compression
damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear shock - Showa® coil-over monoshock with remote, under-seat
reservoir and adjustable compression damping, rebound
damping and spring preload
Suspension Travel - Front wheel; 165 mm, Rear wheel; 162 mm
Front brake - ZTL-type brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper, 375 mm single sided,
inside out, stainless steel, floating rotor
Rear brake - 240 mm stainless steel, single piston, floating caliper, fixed
Front wheel - Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke, ZTLT cast aluminium,
3.5 in x 17 in
Rear wheel - Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke, cast aluminium, 5.5 in x 17 in
Front tyre - Pirelli® Scorpion Sync 120/70 ZR-17
Rear tyre - Pirelli® Scorpion Sync 180/55 ZR-17
Lean Angle - Soft Contact: Right 39°, Soft Contact: Left 39°, Hard Contact: Right 43°, Hard Contact: Left 40°
Fuel capacity - 16.7 litres
Gross vehicle - weight rating 431 kg
Dry weight - 193 kg
Load capacity - 204 kg
Seat height - 808 mm
Ground clearance - 171 mm
Overall length - 2180 mm
Overall width - 900 mm
Transmission - Five-speed, helical gear
Ratio - (1) 2.65, (2) 1.89, (3) 1.41, (4) 1.17, (5) 1.00
Primary drive - Triplex chain 1.500:1 ratio
Clutch - Wet, multiplate, compensated, reduced lever effort
Final drive - Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid reinforced Goodyear®
Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology**, 2.407:1 ratio
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
Charging system - 494W peak, 38-amp, permanent magnet, 3-phase alternator
with solid-state regulator
Battery - 12 volt, 12 amp-hour
Headlight - Twin Quartz Halogen [H7] , 55-watt low beam, 55-watt high
Taillight - LED 0.36W/3.36W
Turn signals - 10W manual canceling
Warranty - 24 months (unlimited mileage)
* Europe only - Australian specifications to be confirmed.
**Hibrex and Flexten are registered trademarks of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.