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2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP • 2009

Buell Ulysses XB12XP

2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP The new Buell Ulysses® Police XB12XP offers government agencies and private security firms a quick and very nimble "special duty" patrol vehicle that is capable of travel over a variety of terrain, from open highways to city streets to unpaved back-country roads. Based on the versatile Buell Ulysses adventure sportbike, the Ulysses Police features long-travel suspension, generous ground clearance and aggressive tires that allow it to tackle roads too rough or narrow for confident travel in an automobile or on a traditional police motorcycle. On smooth pavement, the Ulysses Police is an agile sport motorcycle. The Ulysses Police can also accommodate a passenger. Available for order through Buell dealers as of Tuesday, May 27 2008, production of the 2009 Ulysses Police is scheduled to begin in August 2008. Special features of the Ulysses Police include hard-shell top and side cases, each removable and lockable. The side cases are narrower than the standard Ulysses accessory side cases, allowing for more clearance in tight situations. On the Ulysses Police model, the Buell Triple Tail system functions as a luggage rack with tie-down hooks over the rear seat position, or as a cushioned passenger backrest with grab rails. A tall windshield, heated hand grips, and handlebar deflectors are also standard equipment.

An available emergency response kit provides a siren and an LED lighting package in three different color configurations (Red/Blue, Red/Red, or Blue/Blue). The Ulysses Police is powered by an air/oil/fan-cooled, fuel-injected Buell Thunderstorm 1203cc VTwin engine that delivers 103 peak horsepower. This engine's broad powerband and abundant torque gives the Ulysses the ability to proceed at lower speeds over uneven or unpaved roads with less gear shifting, and to deliver instant bursts of acceleration. The Ulysses Police has an EPA fuel mileage rating of 51 mpg urban/64 mpg highway*. A Goodyear Hibrex final drive belt with Flexten Plus technology is durable and never needs adjustment or lubrication. Premium Showa front and rear suspension is fully adjustable. Rear spring preload can be adjusted for passenger and gear weight simply by turning a dial located 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 Ulysses Police features a 4.4-gallon fuel reservoir integrated into the aluminum frame. The lower center of mass achieved by carrying fuel in the frame, rather than in a tank located high on top of the frame, enhances rider confidence on and off pavement. The muffler is located below the engine to further lower the center of gravity and centralize mass for improved handling in all situations. Low unsprung weight helps keep the tires in contact with uneven road surfaces for improved control. The 17-inch, six-spoke, reinforced cast-aluminum wheels feature a durable rim design, and Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires deliver good traction on paved and unpaved roads. A dual front fender system provides debris protection for the rider and the bike. The Ulysses Police will be offered in two color choices: Birch White and Midnight Black. *Based on tests conducted under lab conditions per U.S. EPA test procedures. Mileage will vary depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length and vehicle condition. Buell Ulysses Police XB12XP highlights Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine 103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607) 84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6000 rpm (per SAE J607) Buell InterActive Exhaust DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings Dry Weight: 480 pounds fully up-fitted with Emergency Lighting Kit Wheelbase: 54 inches (unladen) Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires Fully adjustable 47mm Showa inverted fork Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber with remote reservoir Buell ZTL front brake Double front fender design Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology Quick-release tall windscreen Frame pucks Handlebar deflectors Triple Tail System (tailrack/backrest) 4.4 gallon fuel capacity Functional tool kit 2 x 12v. power outlets

Heated hand grips Police-specific wiring harness Siren and LED pursuit light package (LED lighting options include Red/Red, Red/Blue, and Blue/Blue) Removable locking top and side cases Birch White and Midnight Black SPECIFICATIONS: Not available as of May 22, 2008. TBA Media Press Release: VERSATILE BUELL ULYSSES IS READY FOR ANY ROAD Adventure Sportbike has Heated Grips and New Front End for 2008 EAST TROY, Wis. (July 8, 2007) – Significant changes to the front suspension and steering, plus powertrain enhancements, improve the performance of the 2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP, an adventure sportbike designed to carry its rider beyond the end of the pavement. The Ulysses features long-travel suspension, higher ground clearance and more aggressive tires that allow it to explore the roughest roads with confidence. But when the pavement is smooth and twisty, Ulysses performs like a flickable, agile sport motorcycle, propelled by a 1203 Thunderstorm V-Twin that is a bottomless pit of pure torque. Innovative features and accessories make Ulysses a comfortable, capable long-distance traveler or commuter. The versatile Buell Ulysses can take its rider where ever the road is headed. New on Ulysses XB12X for 2008 New 47mm front forks replace the previous 43 mm forks. Secured with a new triple clamp design, this new front end improves the torsional rigidity of the entire chassis. Fork flex is reduced during hard braking for improved stability and feedback. Steering sweep lock-to-lock is increased to 74 degrees from 54 degrees to reduce the turning radius in off-road low-speed maneuvers. New off-set triple clamps maintain the 23.5 degree rake and 4.8 inch trail. Heated hand grips are now standard equipment on the 2008 Ulysses. The grips are rated at 18 watts per side on the High setting and 11 watts per side on the Low setting. New air guides positioned on the tail section of the Ulysses deflect engine heat away from the rider's legs. Modifications to the 1203 Thunderstorm V-Twin engine enhance performance, reduce maintenance, and allow a new redline of 7100 rpm (see separate Thunderstorm release for details). The instrument panel styling is refreshed and the tachometer reflects the new 7100-rpm redline. A commemorative Buell 25th Anniversary graphic with Erik Buell's signature is placed on the handlebar clamp. New color: The 2008 Ulysses XB12X is offered in a new color, Thrust Blue, in addition to Barricade Orange and Midnight Black, each with Magnesium Tone wheels. Ulysses XB12X: Imagine the Possibilities The Buell Ulysses is a high-performance Adventure Sport motorcycle that is capable of confident travel

over dirt, gravel and other unpaved road surfaces. 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 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 lower center of mass achieved by carrying fuel in the frame and oil in the swing arm enhance rider confidence off pavement, while limited unsprung weight helps keep the tires in contact with uneven road surfaces for improved control. The 17-inch, six-spoke, reinforced cast-aluminum wheels feature a durable rim design. A dual front fender system provides debris protection for the rider and the bike. For enhanced comfort, the high, wide handlebar with a cross brace is equipped with deflectors and a two-piece windscreen designed to limit buffeting. 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 extended over the rear fender. 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. 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. 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 New DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM New eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings Dry Weight: 425 pounds Wheelbase: 54 inches Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires New 74-degree steering sweep New offset triple clamps New fully adjustable 47 mm Showa inverted fork 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 New heated hand grips New Instrument Panel Graphics New Thrust Blue body work Commemorative Buell 25th Anniversary badge Buell Motorcycle Company, a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson, Inc., produces premium sport

performance motorcycles, motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel. To learn more about Buell motorcycles, visit your local Buell dealer and experience the aggressive attitude, style and performance only found on board a Buell. For the Buell dealer nearest you, pull into www.buell.com 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.

Introduction
The 2009 Buell Adventure Sportbike line includes two Ulysses models created for riders seeking a motorcycling experience beyond the ordinary. While the Ulysses XB12X and Ulysses XB12XT are designed to perform distinctly different missions, each offers a combination of comfort, versatility and performance that make them among the most dynamic motorcycles on any road today.

2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XT The Buell Trilogy of Technology – chassis rigidity, mass centralization, and low unsprung weight – forms the foundation of both Ulysses models. The hollow aluminum perimeter frame is the

core of a rigid chassis, and doubles as a 4.4-gallon fuel tank to help lower the center of gravity. For the same reason, the muffler is located below the engine, and the Ulysses swingarm is also does double duty as the oil reservoir. The 103-hp Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine is tuned to deliver a broad powerband and the on-demand torque a rider can use in the real world. An upright riding position, comfortable ergonomics, and riderfocused features like a two-piece windscreen, adjustable suspension and heated hand grips, make these Ulysses models truly multi-function motorcycles, ready for commuting, touring and back-road exploration. Handling is intuitive. The performance is thrilling.

2009 Buell Ulysses XB12X Improved Drive Belt – A new Veyance Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology, based on the belt developed for the Buell 1125R, has increased strength and durability. Improved Footpegs – New black footpegs have an aggressive sawtooth pattern for optimal foot stability in all conditions and riding positions. New Ulysses Police model – The Ulysses Police XB12XP is designed for use by government agencies in situations requiring travel on

paved and unpaved roads and the agility and performance of an adventure sport motorcycle. It is equipped with police-specific lighting, a larger top case and more-compact side cases, and other special equipment.

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2009 Ulysses XB12X

2009 Buell Ulysses XB12X With long-travel suspension, generous 6.75-inch ground clearance, and aggressive Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires, the Buell Ulysses XB12X can carry its rider over dirt, gravel and other unpaved road surfaces. On smooth pavement, the XB12X performs as a high-performance sport motorcycle, ready to blitz through the twisties. A wide Supermoto-style handlebar gives the rider extra leverage and control behind wind deflectors and a two-piece windscreen designed to limit buffeting. The broad, torque-filled powerband of the 103-hp Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine gives the Ulysses the ability to proceed at lower speeds over unpaved roads with less gear shifting, and the power to bomb down paved backroads. Premium Showa front (6.51 inches travel) and rear (6.38 inches travel) suspension is fully adjustable. Rear spring preload can be

adjusted by turning a dial located below the left side of the seat. Features that help make the XB12X adventure-ready include the Triple Tail system, which 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 extended over the rear fender. Optional top and side cases are also available for the XB12X as accessory items. A dual front fender system provides debris protection for the rider and the bike. The XB12X is offered with Barricade Orange or Thrust Blue bodywork.

Buell Ulysses XB12X highlights

2009 Buell Ulysses XB12X • Buell Thunderstorm 1203cc air/oil/fan-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin engine • 103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607) • 84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607) • New Veyance Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology • New footpegs with aggressive “sawtooth” pattern • Buell InterActive Exhaust • DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM • Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings • Dry Weight: 425 pounds • Wheelbase: 54.1 inches • Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires • Fully adjustable 47 mm Showa inverted fork • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber • Buell ZTL front brake • Double front fender design • Two-piece, quick-release windscreen

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Frame pucks, handlebar wind deflectors and headlight grille Triple Tail System 4.4-gallon fuel capacity Functional tool kit 2 x 12v. power outlets Heated hand grips

2009 Ulysses XB12XT

2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XT A premium motorcycle equally adept at long-distance touring and the daily commute, the Ulysses XB12XT combines all-day comfort with intuitive Buell handling and V-Twin muscle in one incredibly versatile bike. Fully adjustable Showa suspension is tuned for travel on pavement, with 4.9 inches of travel front and rear. A spacious saddle offers all-day comfort and has a seat height of 30.7 inches. Pirelli Diablo Strada sport touring tires provide outstanding grip in a wide variety of conditions. The XB12XT places the rider in a comfortable, upright position behind wide handlebars with wind deflectors and a tall, two-piece windscreen. Removable hard-shell side cases and top case are standard equipment. On the XB12XT, the Triple Tail system functions as a luggage rack with tie-down hooks over the rear seat position or a as a cushioned passenger backrest with grab rails. The

XB12XT is offered with Racing Red or Thrust Blue bodywork.

Buell Ulysses XB12XT highlights

2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XT • Buell Thunderstorm 1203cc air/oil/fan-cooled, four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin engine • 103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607) • 84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607) • New stronger Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology • New footpegs with aggressive “sawtooth” pattern • Buell InterActive Exhaust • DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM • Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings • Dry Weight: 465 pounds (fully upfitted with top and side cases) • Wheelbase: 53.9 inches • Seat height: 30.7 inches • Pirelli Diablo Strada tires • Detachable three-bag pannier luggage system with top and side hard cases • Underseat storage • Heated hand grips • Tall, detachable windscreen • Road-tuned suspension for sport touring • Fully adjustable 43 mm Showa inverted fork • Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber • Buell ZTL front brake • Frame pucks, handlebar wind deflectors

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Triple Tail System 4.4-gallon fuel capacity Functional tool kit 2 x 12v. power outlets

SPECIFICATIONS
Engine Engine: Thunderstorm® air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin Valves OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting Bore x Stroke: 3.500 in. x 3.812 in. (88.90 mm x 96.82 mm) Displacement: 73.4 cu. in. (1203 cc) Compression Ratio: 10.0:1 Fuel Delivery: 49 mm down draft DDFI III Fuel injection Intake: Zero-resistance airbox Exhaust: Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with InterActive valve and mass-centralized mounting Torque: 84 ft. lbs. @ 6000 rpm (113.9 NM @ 6000 rpm) Horsepower: 103 hp @ 6800 rpm Lubrication: Dry-sump Oil Capacity: 2.5 qts. (2.4 L) Oil Filtration: Screw-on disposable element Drivetrain Primary Drive: Chain, 1.500:1 (57/38) ratio Final Drive: Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid reinforced Veyance Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.407:1 (65/27) ratio Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, compensated Transmission: 5-speed, helical gear Gear Ratios: • 1st 2.648 • 2nd 1.892 • 3rd 1.407 • 4th 1.166 • 5th 1.000 Chassis Frame: Aluminum frame with Uniplanar™ powertrain vibration isolation system, fuel in frame Front Forks: 47 mm Showa® inverted forks with rearward offset axle, adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload Rear Shock: Showa® coil-over monoshock with remote reservoir and

remote spring preload adjustment, fully adjustable (compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload) Wheels: • Front Magnesium Tone Powdercoat Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke, ZTL™ cast aluminum 3.5 in. x 17 in. (88.9 mm x 431.8 mm) • Rear Reinforced XB-type 6-spoke, cast aluminum 5.5 in. x 17 in. (139.7 mm x 431.8 mm) Brakes: • Front ZTL™ brake, 6-piston, fixed caliper; 375 mm single-sided, insideout, stainless steel, floating rotor • Rear Single-piston, floating caliper; 240 mm stainless steel, fixed rotor Suspension Travel: • Front Wheel 6.51 in. (165 mm) • Rear Wheel 6.38 in. (162 mm) Dimensions Overall Length: 85.0 in. (2158 mm) Overall Width: 35.1 in. (892 mm) Seat Height (Standard): 31.8 in. (808 mm) Ground Clearance: 6.75 in. (171 mm) Rake (steering head): 23.5° Fork Angle: 22.0° Lean Angle: • Soft Contact, Right 39° • Soft Contact, Left 39° • Hard Contact, Right 43° • Hard Contact, Left 40° Trail: 4.8 in (122 mm) Wheelbase: 54.1 in. (1374 mm) Tires (Pirelli® Scorpion® Sync®): • Front 120/70 ZR-17 • Rear 180/55 ZR-17 Fuel Capacity: 4.40 gal (16.7 L) Reserve Fuel Capacity: 0.83 gal. (3.1 L) Fuel Economy (EPA urban/highway test): 51/64 mpg (4.6/3.7 L/100 km) Weight: • Dry Weight: 425 lbs. (193 kg) • Gross Vehicle: 950 lbs. (431 kg) Weight Rating Load Capacity: 455 lbs. (206 kg) Electric Battery (per Battery Council International Rating): Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp/hour, 200 cca

Charging: 30-amp, permanent magnet, single phase alternator with solid-state regulator (405W @3000 rpm, 405W peak) Starting: 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement Lights (as per country regulation): • Headlamps Type (twin quartz halogen [H7]). 55-watt low beam, 55watt high beam • Tail/Stop Lights LED 0.36W/3.36W • Turn Signal Lights 10W manual canceling • License Plate Light 5W Instruments Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer; dual tripmeter; high beam, neutral, oil, low fuel (plus, odometer shows miles traveled on reserve), turn signal and engine diagnostic indicator lamps; clock Colors Thrust Blue, Barricade Orange Warranty Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage) 1 Specification for non-U.S. markets might differ. Buell reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligation. Vehicle specifications may vary from country to country depending on local laws. Some models are not available in certain countries. 2 Based on tests conducted under lab conditions per U.S. E.P.A. test procedures. Mileage will vary depending on personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length and vehicle condition. 3 Hibrex® and Flexten® are registered trademarks of Veyance Technologies, Inc. 4 Showa®, Dunlop® and Pirelli® are registered trademarks of their respective owners. 5 Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice. 6 Unladen, wet configuration (no rider, all fluids). 7 Laden, wet configuration (design rider, all fluids). 8 Bottomed-out configuration (100% suspension compression). 9 Without mirrors. 10 Oil capacity at oil change with filter.

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year: Curb Weight: Displacement: Energy: Torque @ RPM:

2009 455 lbs. 1203 Cc 49 mm down draft DDFI III Fuel injection 113.9 NM @ 6000 rpm

Top Speed: Transmission: Engine: Horse Power @ RPM:

+/-130 mph post your top speed five-speed Thunderstorm® air/oil/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 45° V-Twin Valves OHV, two valves per cylinder, self-adjusting 103 hp @ 6800 rpm Full story Buell Ulysses

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