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2009 Buell Ulysses XB12X

Buell Ulysses XB12X

With long-travel suspension, generous 171mm ground clearance, and aggressive Pirelli Scorpion Sync tyres, the Buell Ulysses XB12X can carry its rider over dirt, gravel and other unpaved road surfaces. On smooth pavement, the XB12X is a high-performance sport motorcycle, ready to blitz through the twisties.
Wide Supermoto-style handlebars gives the rider extra leverage and control behind wind deflectors and a two-piece windscreen designed to limit buffeting. The broad, torque-laden powerband of the 94-hp Buell Thunderstorm 1203cc V-Twin engine gives the Ulysses the ability to proceed at lower speeds over unpaved roads with less gear shifting, and the power to bomb down paved backroads.

Premium Showa front 165mm and rear 162mm suspension is fully adjustable. Rear spring preload can be adjusted by turning a dial located below the left side of the seat. Features that help make the XB12X adventure-ready include the ‘Triple Tail’™ system, which 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. An optional top case and side cases are also available for the XB12X. A dual front fender system provides debris protection for the rider and the bike. The XB12X is offered with Barricade Orange, Thrust Blue or Midnight Black bodywork.

Buell Ulysses XB12X highlights

  • Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine
  • 94 peak hp / 95 PS / 70 kW @ 6800 rpm (per EU Standard EC95/1)
    77 ft. lbs. peak torque / 104 Nm @ 5500 rpm (per EU Standard EC95/1)
  • New Improved headlight output
  • New stronger Veyance Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
  • New aggressive footpegs
  • Buell InterActive Exhaust
  • DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
  • Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
  • Dry Weight: 193kg
  • Wheelbase: 1370mm
  • Pirelli Scorpion Sync tyres
  • Fully adjustable 47mm Showa inverted fork
  • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber
  • Buell ZTL front brake
  • Double front fender design
  • Two-piece, quick-release windscreen
  • Frame pucks, handlebar wind deflectors and headlight grille
  • Triple Tail System
  • 16.7 litre fuel capacity
  • Functional tool kit
  • 2 x 12v. power outlets
  • Heated hand grips

2009 Buell Ulysses XB12X Specifications

Brakes:

Front ..........................ZTL™ brake, 6-piston, fi xed caliper; 375 mm single-sided,
............................................................... inside-out, stainless steel, fl oating disc
Rear .................. Single-piston, fl oating caliper; 240 mm stainless steel, fi xed disc
Front Fork5 ......................... 47 mm Showa® inverted forks with rearward offset axle,
.................... adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Shock5 .........................Showa® coil-over monoshock with remote reservoir and
................................................... remote spring preload adjustment, fully adjustable
.................................. (compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload)

Suspension Travel

Front (mm) ..................................................................................................165
Rear (mm) ...................................................................................................162
Frame .................................................Aluminium frame with Uniplanar™ powertrain
....................................................................vibration isolation system, fuel in frame

Performance

Engine Torque (EU Standard EC95/1) ......................104 Nm / 77 ft. lbs. @ 5500 rpm
Horsepower (EU Standard EC95/1) .................... 94 hp / 95 PS / 70 kW @ 6800 rpm

Electrics

Charging .......................... 30-amp, permanent magnet, single-phase alternator with
..............................................solid-state regulator (405W @3000 rpm, 405W peak)
Starting ........................1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement

Lights (as per country regulation):

Headlamps .........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

Styling/Convenience

Instruments .............. Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual tripmeter;
.................................... high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles
............ traveled on reserve), turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock

Colours

Thrust Blue; Barricade Orange; Midnight Black

Warranty

2 Year, unlimited mileage warranty (Europe);
1 Year Buell Assistance roadside assistance (Europe)

Dimensions

Length (mm)2 .................................................................................................2180
Seat Height (Laden, mm)3 .................................................................................808
Ground Clearance (mm)2 ..................................................................................171
Rake at steering head (°) / Trail (mm)3 .....................................................23.5 / 122
Fork Angle (°)3 ...................................................................................................22

Lean Angles

Soft Contact, Degrees Right ...........................................................................39
Soft Contact, Degrees Left .............................................................................39
Hard Contact, Degrees Right ..........................................................................43
Hard Contact, Degrees Left ............................................................................40
Wheelbase (mm)2 ...........................................................................................1370
Fuel Capacity (litres) ........................................................................................ 16.7
Oil Capacity (litres) ............................................................................................ 2.4
Dry Weight (kg) ................................................................................................193

Powertrain

Engine ..................................Thunderstorm™ air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin
Displacement (cu.cm) .....................................................................................1203
Bore x Stroke (mm) ...............................................................................88.9 x 96.8
Fuel System .................................................49 mm down draft DDFI III fuel injection
Compression Ratio ....................................................................................... 10.0:1
Exhaust ......................................................Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with
......................................................InterActive valve and mass-centralised mounting
Intake ................................................................................... Zero-resistance airbox

Tyres

Front ................................................Pirelli® Scorpion® Sync® 120/70ZR-17 58W
Rear ................................................Pirelli® Scorpion® Sync® 180/55ZR-17 73W

Wheels

Colour .......................................................................................... Magnesium Tone
Front .....................................Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke, ZTL™ cast aluminium
.........................................................................................................17” x 3.5”
Rear ............................................... Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke, cast aluminium
.........................................................................................................17” x 5.5”

Drivetrain

Primary Drive ........................................................................... Chain, 1.500:1 ratio
Final Drive6 ................................ New constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced
............................ Veyance Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 ratio
Clutch ......................................................................Wet, multi-plate, compensated
Transmission .......................................................................... 5-speed, helical gear

Gear Ratios:

1st ............................................................................................................ 2.65
2nd ........................................................................................................... 1.89
3rd ............................................................................................................ 1.41
4th ............................................................................................................ 1.17
5th ............................................................................................................ 1.00