Another important part of being in a cult is having a large part of the rest of the population think you’re out of your mind; having a little taste for persecution and a thick streak of independence serves the cultist well. There aren’t many brands that separate motorcyclists into opposing camps as quickly as Buell. I have to admit I’ve never ridden a Ulysses, but it’s just an ADV version of the XB9/12S, which is one of the greatest motos of all time. Peter Egan still hasn’t sold his Ulysses, highly unusual behavior for the world’s most beloved motojournalist, since one of PE’s major motifs is buying, selling, and re-buying vehicles. Possibly the ultimate praise for the Ulysses.

2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT Review