Buell’s 2010 lineup wouldn’t have been complete without the notorious Ulysses models, the XB12X sportbike and XB12XT sport-touring one. Both motorcycles are powered by the smooth, reliable 1203 cc air-cooled engine and feature the appropriate wheelbase and ground clearance in order to prove efficient both on paved roads and unpaved roads. At a first glance, the Ulysses XB12XT model stands out thanks to the standard side and top cases, but it also comes with heated grips and tall windscreen, like any touring motorcycle should.
With the 2009 Ulysses XB12X and XB12XT, Buell delivers veritable adventure sportbikes that are dynamic performers on virtually any kind of terrain. These are two models that display distinct personalities and allow creative riders to keep the blood flowing by diversifying the type of rides depending for what kind of adventure they’re in the mood in every different day of the week.
None of the two bikes will be taken to Dakar or at the track, but they are build to cover up an infinite number of miles on tarmac, sand, dirt and gravel, while featuring an absolutely original design.
Those who have long been planning that one special motorcycle trip might very well start writing a 250 word essay describing their idea of the ultimate on- or off-road riding adventure, route and destination as well as why they’re keen on accomplishing it and on what riding experience they’re relying in order to do so. Yes, you’re supposing well; Buell will select a winner and offer him/her a brand new Ulysses XB12X, parts and accessories and travel money so that the respective essay would become reality. Afterwards, the bike is for the winner to keep.
Conditions required indicate that submitters must be legal U.S. 50-state residents at the time of the entry, at least 18 years of age and poses a valid motorcycle license.
Take your time and plan everything well because submissions are accepted until June 23rd.
Press release after the break.
Many consider the Ulysses a good enough motorcycle which would provide confidence on and off the road, but us, here at TopSpeed like to call it the absolute American Adventure Sport motorcycle. It is an awesome performer when you hit the streets on it, but if the planned shortcut takes you through unpaved roads or even woods, there’s no worry. It will perform excellent and show us once again that the Thunderstorm engine is versatility itself.
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.