New Buells online now

story by George Obradovich, Created Jul. 23, 2005
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For those of you who've been waiting and haven't noticed yet, the new 2006 Buell models are online now.




The featured bike is the much rumored XB12X Ulysses sport/adventure tourer. A funky thing it is with a revised and elongated frame swingarm combo and a host of other items including a pillion pad that doubles as a multi-position luggage rack. Although, absent is a stubby Buell signature tail for obvious reasons. I think I like it.

The other bike, for me, is a bit of a let down as it is not the sport-tourer that many hoped for. It's the XB12S Lightning Long (cue porno sountrack), a stretched version of the 12S that seems to use the revised frame and swingarm from the 12X. (Although the wheelbases of the two are slightly different.) Probably not a bad idea for taller folks as the bike offers roomier ergos, but a far cry from a new sport-tourer.

Anyway, judge for yourself and sort through all of the details at www.buell.com.
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