New Buel Ulysses—2016?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by brutusfly, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. brutusfly

    brutusfly Commuter ADVWannabe

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    Great to see EBR getting so many people excited at the AIMExpo yesterday. The new 1190RX is impressive. I held the under 4lb rear subframe on edge in one hand, extended outward like it wasn't even there.

    But for me there was one special revelation. It was especially exciting to hear from an EBR rep that a new naked and an adv bike are planned within the next couple years! :clap I came so close to buying a XB12XT until the Harley dealer pulled some "deal denial" crud.

    Buell is so great at rethinking the norms and innovating. Especially now that their are no corporate overlords shooting down many of Eric's most essential design choices. Can't wait to see what they roll out, even if it has to be at a premium to my flawlessly reliable V-Strom.
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  2. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    I don't think it's gonna be that long. Various people at the AIMExpo reported hearing spring 2014 as the release date for the SX (naked) and fall 2014 for the AX (adventure bike), and that EBR says they will have a comprehensive line of motorcycles by 2017.

    It's gonna get REALLY interesting... :evil
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  3. ronandkat

    ronandkat Been here awhile

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    I was thinking of trading for a SuperTen in the spring, But after riding one this weekend on the blue ridge parkway that a guy had camped next to us and feeling underwhelmed and bored, I am glad to hear something new on the horizon worth waiting for!
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  4. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    That Ulysses will probably have Rotax engine. I hope it will be as much if not more fun than my 2007.
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  5. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    It will not be a Rotax. The water cooled 1190 V-twin is designated the "ET-V2", and the ET stands for East Troy. While it shares the basic architecture with the earlier Rotax, EBR is now building the engines in-house.
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  6. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    This is all great news even if it is vague....wish the would release a concept drawing or something.....

    Eagerly awaiting an Adv bike from EBR
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  7. JTucker

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    I'm with you, I rode a demo bike last year, after getting off my uly that thing was sooooo boring!
    May have to have a big sale to raise funds for a new bike when this thing comes out. :lol3
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  8. Superstar

    Superstar Been here awhile

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    Ride a flashed one before you decide or regret it forever.
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  9. ronandkat

    ronandkat Been here awhile

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    This was the second ride in 6 months on one. The first time, it was with few miles and not flashed. This one had 9,000 ish miles on it and and was flashed, (or so the owner said) VERY noticeable difference compared to the first ride.
    Don't know, maybe it was altitude, but wouldn't think 3500 feet would do much to it.
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  10. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    Erik is making engines in house! That guy never stops to amaze me. I love inovators with a great passion for what they do. Especcialy when they are passionate about building great motorcycles. Go Erik!
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    Sounds like Superstar should try a Uly! :D
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  12. Superstar

    Superstar Been here awhile

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    My #1 riding buddy has a 2006 Uly that I have been on several times. I'm pretty tall so it fit me well, but the paint-shaker vibes at stoplights were a big turnoff.
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  13. Hughlysses

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    Admittedly that does take some getting used to. If the 1190 is as smooth as the 1125 (and it should be) that characteristic will be completely absent.
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  14. SkiFastBadly

    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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    Easily fixed with a couple of decals on my mirrors:

    "Caution, objects in the mirror may be less numerous than they appear."
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  15. Hughlysses

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    :lol3
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  16. ronandkat

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    Thats just soo wrong..L
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  17. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    It is still a Rotax design. I'm pretty sure EBR will pay a royalty to Rotax on every engine they assemble. Maybe it should be called an EBRotax?
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  18. unlucky1

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    It's supposed to have EBR heads, cylinders, pistons, cooling, oiling, rods, and crank. Not much Rotax left in it. They PURCHASED the rights to the design a year or so ago - I doubt they're paying Rotax anything per engine.
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  19. woody115

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    Now this is exciting, my 2006 ulysses is quirkey yes, but way more fun to ride than any adventure bike mad on the street. Blank check in hand Erik, make it happen sooner than later, I would bet it would be a huge jumpstart to your EBR Business, so many ULY owners want a new bike.

    I wonder how many total ULY's were made and sold.

    Signed,

    Dreaming:freaky
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  20. JTucker

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    According to the bad weather bikers forum 9480 were built between the X,XT and XP models. I owned an X and an STT, loved them both.
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