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2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X

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.

Buell Ulysses XB12X

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.

Buell Ulysses XB12X

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.

Buell Ulysses XB12X

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

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


5 comments:

I’ve had 31 bikes of most types in the last 16 years including some really great, very fast ones. I swapped my 2004 954 Fireblade for the Ulysses in September and have put 1,1500 miles on it. It is the most fun. has the most personality, is the most characterfull bike I have ever ridden and I just love it. Having said that, it is quite a handfull and if you are not best part of 6ft., even with the low seat, I would look elsewhere. Otherwise, its a real cracker!

A truly versatile motorcycle capable of long distance touring two up in comfort as well as being a pavement burner and a capable offroad bike.Fantastic roadholding,awesome brakes and an engine with massive torque together with Harley Quality parts and assembly make this one of the best motorcycles I have ever owned.

I liked my 2007 uly thats why I bought it 1st part of november.Now 1400 miles later all around the mountains here west of denver area I love it.
Tires squirrely in the mud and on ice on dirt roads and the kickstand doesn’t lock,so be careful and watch parking in the dirt.Other wise no trouble what so ever!!!!!!!!!!Cool and different kind of bike.

i’m very interested in the uly but my concern is the hight of the bike, i am 5’6" with an inseam of 30. Will the 2007 lower seat help get a person like me with both feet on the ground?

I own one 2006 model and love it.Ima lifetime dragracer.asphault and dirt,Ulysses performs great,backroads or freeway riding.

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