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New buell

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=709612
Not alot of info. Article on the Cross Bones and another Buell Ulyesses. I like the buell. Its says more geared towards touring, but can go on gravel too. Lots of places are still gravel roads, something like this may be fun.

Looks like there ripping off BMW I hope HD is not copying another bike

Tires look mostly street. Been curious about the orginal Ulyesses too.
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"The new bike has heated hand grips and two 12-volt accessory power outlets. There's an additional storage compartment under the seat, and the bike comes with a 4.4-gallon fuel tank built into the frame."

That is awfully small for a touring bike.
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I don't think its meant to be an interstate tourer. To me more sport touring. I want something for gravel roads. That is comfortable enoough to ride all day, and carry some stuff. Someday.
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"The new bike has heated hand grips and two 12-volt accessory power outlets. There's an additional storage compartment under the seat, and the bike comes with a 4.4-gallon fuel tank built into the frame."

That is awfully small for a touring bike.
Mine has 2 12-volt accessory power outlets (came stock). Mine has a 4.4 gallon tank (also stock). I have the additional storage compartment (guess what-also stock) I have heated hand grips (not stock on mine, but stock on the '08 Ulysses).

The "new" Ulysses comes stock with bags and sits 1" lower. The steering rake is also slightly changed (probably from being lowered). All this for $1500 more


FWIW I got my luggage (which is guaranteed forever) and my heated grips for about $800.


"New" Ulysses:


My Ulysses:
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Isn't that Thunderstorm engine built by Rotax ?

I heard rumors a few months ago. Buell's website tells you
who holds the copyrights to all the names except Thunderstorm.


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They look to still be using an aircooled engine still, so that can't be the rotax.

Darrell, what kind of range do you get out of that tank?
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Isn't that Thunderstorm engine built by Rotax ?

I heard rumors a few months ago. Buell's website tells you
who holds the copyrights to all the names except Thunderstorm.


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It's a sportster engine/trans with improved heads, the heads will fit sportsters also.




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Mine has 2 12-volt accessory power outlets (came stock). Mine has a 4.4 gallon tank (also stock). I have the additional storage compartment (guess what-also stock) I have heated hand grips (not stock on mine, but stock on the '08 Ulysses).

The "new" Ulysses comes stock with bags and sits 1" lower. The steering rake is also slightly changed (probably from being lowered). All this for $1500 more


FWIW I got my luggage (which is guaranteed forever) and my heated grips for about $800.


"New" Ulysses:


My Ulysses:

Plus you get smaller diameter forks for more flex and vague steering, 43mm instead of the 49mm









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All of Buell's engines are of the Sportster design EXCEPT the new 1125R. The 1125 sports the new Rotax designed V-Twin liquid cooled mill.

Last time I averaged my fuel mileage I was getting 52 MPG. That was without the side cases, and without obeying the proper shift points (read really abusing the throttle side of the handlebars).

I can run 200 miles without the fuel light coming on now, but when it was newer, the fuel light was lighting at 180. The miles really seem to help this engine run smoother and more efficiently.

The Ulysses community at first wanted a bike that had a little more generous steering lock. Buell gave that to us in '08. We also wanted a bike with a little more fuel capacity. The 1125R has that. Now folks want the 1125 designed motor with the increased fuel capacity in the Ulysses. I hope we don't get that. The 1125 motor nees some working over to be usefull in the Ulysses package. It's perfect for the bike it's in, but for the Ulysses it'd need to have a completely different torque curve.

I say give us the larger fuel capacity, but with just the same engine. I'm happy with the mill I have in mine now.
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I don't know if I would get this or BMW. Which is easier to work on? Buell? Probably better chance of finding used BMW.

I do like they lowered the new one. Not sure how it compares to BMW. Which I think tend to be tall.

Someday.
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This style of bike is going to be tall. Given that some riders may actually take them off road, they need the ground clearance.
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The Buell is definetly easier to work on.

Used and leftover Ulysses are goin for 8-9 grand, depending on what you're lookin for.

Sounds like you have a good reason to go on a few test rides, Berserker.
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The Buell is definetly easier to work on.

Used and leftover Ulysses are goin for 8-9 grand, depending on what you're lookin for.

Sounds like you have a good reason to go on a few test rides, Berserker.
Ya,but would be embaracing, if the salesman has to give a push up.


Do you find alot of used Buells? I don't see that many new ones.
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Do you find alot of used Buells? I don't see that many new ones.
They pop up on E-Bay every now and then, usually either totally pristene, lookin like it just rolled out of the showroom, or loaded to the hilt with extras, lookin like it just rolled out of the showroom. I can't figure out why people are selling them as soon as they get them.

Anoter place they pop up on is the classifieds on other bike forums. http://www.advrider.com/ has alot of bikes for sale in their classifieds. And most are loaded with goodies. I get in trouble when I look over there, so I only browse the bike selection about twice a month.
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