Like the X, the XT has a wide dirtbike-style handlebar and a comfortably upright riding position. If you dig dirtbike ergos, you'll like either Ulysses model. The standard taller windscreen on the XT is more appropriate for long-distance work, and offered a fairly buffet-free cockpit for my 6' 3" frame. It's noteworthy that even with all the changes made to appeal to shorter riders, this is still a great bike for tall guys, and can be made even better. The original '06 XB12X seat, which is taller, softer and perhaps the most comfortable place my hindquarters have ever laid cheek on, is available as an accessory.
With an MSRP of $12,995 ($1500 more than the base XB12X), the XB12XT is a turn-key adventure/sport-tourer with hard bags and a healthy dose of inherent sportiness. If you don't plan to explore the off-road world, it's definitely a better focused, more capable motorcycle on the street.
A street-only version of the off-road-capable Ulysses XB12X.
Other asphalt-bound adventure-tourers such as the Benelli Tre 1130K, Ducati Multistrada, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Suzuki V-Strom and Triumph Tiger.
|Price ||$12,995 |
|Engine type ||a/o-c, 45-deg. V-twin |
|Valve train ||OHV, 4v |
|Displacement ||1203cc |
|Bore x stroke ||88.9 x 96.8mm |
|Compression ||10.0:1 |
|Fuel system ||DDFI-III EFI |
|Clutch ||Wet, multi-plate |
|Transmission ||5-speed |
|Claimed horsepower ||103 bhp @ 6800 rpm |
|Claimed torque ||84 lb.-ft. @ 6800 rpm |
|Frame ||Aluminum twin-spar |
|Front suspension ||43mm Showa inverted fork, adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping |
|Rear suspension ||Single Showa shock, adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping |
|Front brake ||Single six-piston caliper, 375mm perimeter disc |
|Rear brake ||Single-piston caliper, 240mm disc |
|Front tire ||120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Strada |
|Rear tire ||180/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Strada |
|Rake/trail ||23.8ff,,f,,/4.9 in. |
|Seat height ||30.7 in. |
|Wheelbase ||53.9 in. |
|Fuel capacity ||4.4 gal. |
|Claimed dry weight ||465 lbs. |
|Colors ||Red, blue |
|Available ||Now |
|Warranty ||24 mo., unlimited mi. |
Buell Motorcycle Co.
2815 Buell Dr.
East Troy, WI 53120
Adventure/sport-touring as only Buell could do it.