The new Buell® UlyssesTM Police XB12XP bike 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 and city streets to unpaved back-country roads.
Based on the versatile Buell Ulysses adventure sportbike, the Ulysses Police bike 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. The Ulysses Police bike can also accommodate a passenger. Production is scheduled to begin in August 2008.
Special features of the bike include a 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. The bike is powered by an air/oil/fan-cooled, fuel-injected Buell ThunderstormTM 1203 cc V-Twin 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.
A Goodyear Hibrex final drive belt with Flexten Plus technology is durable and never needs adjustment or lubrication.
The front and rear suspension is fully adjustable, and the 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, while ground clearance is 6.75 inches.
For further informaton visit the Buell Retailer nearest you, or www.buell.com.
Buell Motorcycle Company, a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson.