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Old 06-04-09, 07:41 AM   #326
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Those aren't bikes, they're rolling couches.
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Old 06-04-09, 07:45 AM   #327
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Those aren't bikes, they're rolling couches.
those aren't rolling couches, they're accords with two wheels.

FIFY

my buell doesn't even have a gas gauge. :[ or hazard flashers. :[ or cruise. :[ it does have a heated seat, though. it never turns off, either. :[ something about 601.5 cc's about 2cm under the seat causing heat... :[
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No sir. I couldn't sit on my couch for four hours at 100+.
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Yes they are

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I have never seen a Suzuki DR-BIG (800cc) in person but they interest me a lot. The name is kind of funny to.
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^^^ Gotta be a Europe-only model, right ?!?!?
Wow, NICE !

Ive said it a zillion times before, my DR650 was the most fun Ive
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That looks like an old Honda Trans Alp
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I have never seen a Suzuki DR-BIG (800cc) in person but they interest me a lot. The name is kind of funny to.
Is that an 800cc single? Superthumper!
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Old 06-05-09, 01:45 PM   #333
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Buell Ulysses Police XB12XP ...wait; what?



It’s going to be a bit tougher for the bad guys to run and hide from the police. Instead of coming after you on a big Harley street bike, they may be riding this new Buell Ulysses Police model. The new Buell can go off on those unpaved back roads and trails where a normal police cruiser would be stopped cold. Besides being easier to handle than a normal police bike on tight and twisty streets, they can do the job off road, too. Looks pretty cool.

Buell press release:

NEW BUELL ULYSSES® POLICE OFFERS SPECIAL-DUTY CAPABILITY
Powerful and Agile on Highways or Unpaved Roads

EAST TROY, Wis. - The new Buell Ulysses® Police XB12XP 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 to city streets to unpaved back-country roads.

Based on the versatile Buell Ulysses adventure sportbike, the Ulysses Police 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. On smooth pavement, the Ulysses Police is an agile sport motorcycle. The Ulysses Police can also accommodate a passenger. Available for order through Buell dealers as of Tuesday, May 27 2008, production of the 2009 Ulysses Police is scheduled to begin in August 2008.

Special features of the Ulysses Police include 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. An available emergency response kit provides a siren and an LED lighting package in three different color configurations (Red/Blue, Red/Red, or Blue/Blue).

The Ulysses Police is powered by an air/oil/fan-cooled, fuel-injected Buell Thunderstorm 1203cc 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. The 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 durable and never needs adjustment or lubrication.

Premium Showa front and rear suspension is fully adjustable. 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. Ground clearance is 6.75 inches.

The Ulysses Police features a 4.4-gallon fuel 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 pavement. The muffler is located below the engine to further lower the center of gravity and centralize mass for improved handling in all 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 feature a durable rim design, and Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires deliver good traction on paved and unpaved roads. A dual front fender system provides debris protection for the rider and the bike.

The Ulysses Police will be offered in two color choices: Birch White and Midnight Black.

Buell Ulysses Police XB12XP highlights

* Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine
* 103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
* 84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6000 rpm (per SAE J607)
* Buell InterActive Exhaust
* DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
* Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
* Dry Weight: 480 pounds fully up-fitted with Emergency Lighting Kit
* Wheelbase: 54 inches (unladen)
* Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires
* Fully adjustable 47mm Showa inverted fork
* Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber with remote reservoir
* Buell ZTL front brake
* Double front fender design
* Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
* Quick-release tall windscreen
* Frame pucks
* Handlebar deflectors
* Triple Tail System (tailrack/backrest)
* 4.4 gallon fuel capacity
* Functional tool kit
* 2 x 12v. power outlets
* Heated hand grips
* Police-specific wiring harness
* Siren and LED pursuit light package (LED lighting options include Red/Red, Red/Blue, and Blue/Blue)
* Removable locking top and side cases
* Birch White and Midnight Black

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...police-xb12xp/

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Old 06-05-09, 02:11 PM   #334
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The DR_BIG is a single cylinder……amazingly huge. I thought we had them here is the usa, but now I am not sure.
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Old 06-05-09, 05:29 PM   #335
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I have never seen a Suzuki DR-BIG (800cc) in person but they interest me a lot. The name is kind of funny to.
I want one
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Old 06-05-09, 06:30 PM   #336
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Buell Ulysses Police XB12XP ...wait; what?



It’s going to be a bit tougher for the bad guys to run and hide from the police. Instead of coming after you on a big Harley street bike, they may be riding this new Buell Ulysses Police model. The new Buell can go off on those unpaved back roads and trails where a normal police cruiser would be stopped cold. Besides being easier to handle than a normal police bike on tight and twisty streets, they can do the job off road, too. Looks pretty cool.

Buell press release:

NEW BUELL ULYSSES® POLICE OFFERS SPECIAL-DUTY CAPABILITY
Powerful and Agile on Highways or Unpaved Roads

EAST TROY, Wis. - The new Buell Ulysses® Police XB12XP 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 to city streets to unpaved back-country roads.

Based on the versatile Buell Ulysses adventure sportbike, the Ulysses Police 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. On smooth pavement, the Ulysses Police is an agile sport motorcycle. The Ulysses Police can also accommodate a passenger. Available for order through Buell dealers as of Tuesday, May 27 2008, production of the 2009 Ulysses Police is scheduled to begin in August 2008.

Special features of the Ulysses Police include 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. An available emergency response kit provides a siren and an LED lighting package in three different color configurations (Red/Blue, Red/Red, or Blue/Blue).

The Ulysses Police is powered by an air/oil/fan-cooled, fuel-injected Buell Thunderstorm 1203cc 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. The 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 durable and never needs adjustment or lubrication.

Premium Showa front and rear suspension is fully adjustable. 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. Ground clearance is 6.75 inches.

The Ulysses Police features a 4.4-gallon fuel 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 pavement. The muffler is located below the engine to further lower the center of gravity and centralize mass for improved handling in all 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 feature a durable rim design, and Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires deliver good traction on paved and unpaved roads. A dual front fender system provides debris protection for the rider and the bike.

The Ulysses Police will be offered in two color choices: Birch White and Midnight Black.

Buell Ulysses Police XB12XP highlights

* Buell Thunderstorm 1203 V-Twin engine
* 103 peak hp @ 6800 rpm (per SAE J607)
* 84 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 6000 rpm (per SAE J607)
* Buell InterActive Exhaust
* DDFI 3 Electronic Fuel Injection ECM
* Eight-row oil cooler with Jiffy-tite fittings
* Dry Weight: 480 pounds fully up-fitted with Emergency Lighting Kit
* Wheelbase: 54 inches (unladen)
* Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires
* Fully adjustable 47mm Showa inverted fork
* Fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber with remote reservoir
* Buell ZTL front brake
* Double front fender design
* Goodyear Hibrex drive belt with Flexten Plus technology
* Quick-release tall windscreen
* Frame pucks
* Handlebar deflectors
* Triple Tail System (tailrack/backrest)
* 4.4 gallon fuel capacity
* Functional tool kit
* 2 x 12v. power outlets
* Heated hand grips
* Police-specific wiring harness
* Siren and LED pursuit light package (LED lighting options include Red/Red, Red/Blue, and Blue/Blue)
* Removable locking top and side cases
* Birch White and Midnight Black

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...police-xb12xp/
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Old 06-05-09, 06:42 PM   #337
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The DR800 was built from 1990 to 1997. They were popular in Europe. Not very many of them made it to the States or Canada. They were notoriously top-heavy, especially with a full tank of fuel, and were thus susceptible to front wheel washouts when leaned over in a turn on pavement. They were also oil-burners. They were popular as adventure tourers.
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Old 06-05-09, 07:29 PM   #338
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Rider's butt stays warm in any weather. What else?
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I rode again in the pouring rain today. I wonder if it will stop raining in 2009?
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I caught my sunglasses in mid-air, as they flew off my face. It's either a taller windshield, or none at all.
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You know you're a total m/c Fred when the only magazine next to your toilet is a 100+ page Aerostich catalog.
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I've eaten so much crow on this friggin thread I think I've met the USDA Requirements for a while.

Rode the ST today to go pick up the pizza. Took the long way home. Man that bike is fun. New Nolan N102 helmet:



It was only $195, that's less than I paid for the Nolan Classic it replaced (that was over 5 years old, needed replacing) and it's actually substantially nicer.
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It was only $195, that's less than I paid for the Nolan Classic it replaced (that was over 5 years old, needed replacing) and it's actually substantially nicer.
Does the shade have a hinge so it can go up while the clear stays down ?
If so, that is badazz !!!

Ive had a couple Shoei's that I liked but they fogged all the time, in any weather
Now, I have a limited edition Icon for squid creds, doesnt fog as much, but more wind noise.
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Yeah, that's pretty cool if the shade is independent of the clear shield.

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Ive had a couple Shoei's that I liked but they fogged all the time, in any weather
My TZ-R is like that. Usually opening the nose vent or cracking the visor a tiny bit takes care of it, but it's kind of a pain when it's cold out.
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Yeah, sun shield is nice, but when it's warm I wear my Oakleys (imitation Oakleys, who can afford actual Oakleys) and keep the face shield up. But this face shield is nicer, and the sun visor works great. Helmet fits very well, modular lift up mechanism and latch is 100% better than old helmet. Makes too much wind noise, but don't they all? The nice thing on the ST is that if the wind noise starts bugging you you push a button, the clear windscreen motors up and cuts the draft and the noise drops 75% instantly.

The ST is heavy, but it carves it up, and the ballast really works on the highway @ 80mph in the breeze. Rides like a giant crotch rocket. Very comfortable suspension, the factory seat sucked, replaced that with a Sargent 5 years ago, the Sargent was the best $500 I ever spent. Footpegs that fit in the tipover blisters (see photo, I think you can make them out, they swing out like batwings) lets me kick back and ride the bike like a cruiser. I do love that bike. I doubt I'd replace it unless Honda comes out with something much better to take its place in the next 5 years. Hell, I'll keep this stupid bike until I'm 70. If it makes some of you feel better, I put the side bags back on it does look nicer. That bike is so smooth it's amazing. Feels like an old friend now, just can't part with it, even though there are some pretty cool looking new sport tourers out there (that new Kawi is hot). But they leave me cold when I think about how happy/comfortable I am with Big Blue.

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Got into motorcycling 5 years ago, considered lots of bikes, I was drawn to the sport tourers for a number of reasons. Wanted comfort, all weather capability, touring capability, but some sportiness. Didn't like the cruiser V-twin thing, can't really fit so great on sport bikes (my right knee was operated on a couple of times and I have long legs, doesn't like to bend that far). So it came down to the FJR an the ST (this was 2004). Bought the ST. First bike, big, heavy, dangerous, I knew that, took the MSF course, got accustomed to the big ST on the empty roads around here, gradually phased in traffic, and within a few months I was taking it into midtown Manhattan. No incidents in 5 years/14K miles. And I am improving as a rider, although I'll never had the skills the real m/c weenies have.
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Yeah, sun shield is nice, but when it's warm I wear my Oakleys (imitation Oakleys, who can afford actual Oakleys) and keep the face shield up. But this face shield is nicer, and the sun visor works great. Helmet fits very well, modular lift up mechanism and latch is 100% better than old helmet. Makes too much wind noise, but don't they all? The nice thing on the ST is that if the wind noise starts bugging you you push a button, the clear windscreen motors up and cuts the draft and the noise drops 75% instantly.
Do you wear earplugs, or does the tall windscreen work well enough for you?
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Do you wear earplugs, or does the tall windscreen work well enough for you?
I wear an iPod shuffle when I ride, I crank the windscreen up at higher speeds like on the highway when the wind noise levels get worse. The helmet makes considerably less noise with the shield up (how I typically ride) than with it down, that was also true of my old Nolan. The new model really is much nicer. I wonder how much different the N103 is?
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