Buell, a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, was the brainchild of Erik Buell. Unfortunately for motorcycle fans, the Buell line was discontinued, with 2010 as the last model year for the Buells produced. One extremely popular Buell model was the XB12XT Ulysses, first introduced in 2006. The Ulysses was a adventure-touring motorcycle capable of long-range and limited off-road use.
Engine Specifications (2010 model)
The Buell Ulysses was powered by a two-cylinder 45-degree V-twin engine. This engine displaced 1,202 cc (73.44 cubic inches), and had a bore and stroke measurement of 88.9 by 96.8 mm. Engine cooling was provided both by air flow and by an oil cooler. The engine featured four valves per cylinder and an overhead valve camshaft. It produced 84 pounds-foot of torque at 6,000 rpm and a maximum of 102 horsepower at 6,800 rpm. The engine had a compression ratio of 10-to-1.
Transmission Specifications (2010 model)
The Buell Ulysses utilized a 5-speed manual transmission with a wet, multiple-disc clutch that was cable operated. Engine power was transferred from the transmission to the rear wheel via the famous Buell and Harley-Davidson drive belt.
Suspension, Chasis and Brake Specifications (2010 model)
The front suspension on the Buell Ulysses consisted of two 47-mm Showa inverted shocks that were fully adjustable. Rear suspension was provided by a Showa coil-over monoshock that was also fully adjustable. Front suspension travel was 6.5 inches and rear suspension travel was 6.4 inches. The frame was made of aluminum. Buell selected a 120/70R17 front tire and a 180/55R17 rear tire for its 2010 bike. The front brake consisted of a single 375-mm disc with a six-piston caliper. Rear braking is provided by a single 240-mm disc with a two-piston caliper.
Physical Dimensions (2010 model)
The Buell Ulysses was 85 inches long, 35.1 inches wide and had a seat height of 33.8 inches. Motorcycle ground clearance was 6.8 inches, and the wheelbase measured 54.1 inches. The fuel tank held a maximum of 4.4 gallons of fuel and the total motorcycle weight was 464 pounds.