The New Police Motorcycle from Buell..
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Is that motorcycle cop, on a Buell police
motorcycle? They may be, especially if Buell has anything
to say about it.
Motorcycle manufacturers have always looked for business at the various
enforcement and government agencies all over the world and with good
reason. The guys who use these motorcycles invarably
test them to their limits, over an extended period. What better
reccomendation for any motorcycle manufacturer than to have his bike
ridden by the"boys in blue? Well, The new Buell Ulysses® Police XB12XP
is the new Buell
police motorcycle offering, and aims to give government
“special duty” patrol vehicle that is capable of travellng
over a various types
of terrain, from open highways to city streets to unpaved back-country
This Buell Police
motorcycle is based on the versatile Buell Ulysses
adventure sportbike, and features long-travel suspension,
clearance and a meaty set of tires that should in theory
allow it to tackle roads too rough
or narrow for cars or even a traditional
police motorcycle. On smooth tarmac, the Buell Police motorcycle
is an agile performer. It also incorporates a pillioon for a passenger.
the bike will be available for order through Buell dealers as of May
while the production of the 2009 Ulysses Police is scheduled to begin
The special features of the Ulysses Police motorcycle are well,
everything you would expect in a police motorcycle. Standard
accessories like hard-shell
top and side cases, each removable and lockable. The side cases are
narrower than the standard Ulysses accessory side cases, which actually
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.
Ulysses Police motorcycle is powered by an air/oil/fan-cooled,
Thunderstorm 1203cc V-Twin power unit that delivers a
resectable 103 peak horsepower. However, the real beauty of this
particular engine lies in its broad powerband and abundant torque,
which gives the Ulysses the
capability to procgress at low speeds over uneven
less gear shifting, while still being able to deliver instant bursts of
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 probaly the best drive belt around at the
moment, and never needs adjustment or lubrication.
The Showa front and rear suspension units are fully adjustable. Rear
preload can be adjusted for passenger and gear weight simply by turning
a dial located below the left side of the seat.
Every effort has been made to keep the cnter of gravity low on this
machine. For instance, the Ulysses Police motorcycle features a
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 road.
The muffler is located below the power unit to further lower the
center of gravity and also centralizes mass for improved handling in
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 incorporate a durable rim design.
Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires deliver good traction on paved and unpaved
A nice little touch is the dual front fender system which provides
improved debris protection for both the
rider and the bike.
The Ulysses Police will be offered in two color choices: Birch White
and Midnight Black.
on tests conducted under laboratory conditionsin accordance
with U.S. EPA test procedures.
Mileage will vary depending on personal riding habits, weather
conditions, trip length, vehicle condition, and whatever the bad guy
you are chasing is travelling in...
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