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08 Ulysses for $8k; good deal? - July 11, 2012, 02:33 PM

my co-worker has this in mint condition with only 250 miles; plus hard bags. i tried to get him to come down to $7500 but he wouldn't budge.

so is $8k for nearly new 2008 Ulysses w/ hard bags a good deal?

i'll be selling my V-Strom 1000 if i get it. i assume the ulysses has better suspension, bit more power, better handling. if not, then i'll wait for a Multi.
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I don't think so. It's 4 years old and the market for all the Xb series bikes has gone down.


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July 11, 2012, 02:50 PM

No aircooled blows. Sick of mine. Get a 1125CR and add the shiz yourself.
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I am out of denial. The XB, while a fun bike, is a HUGE pita for everything. Like Ducati level PITA
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July 11, 2012, 05:32 PM

I owned an 08 Ulysses for 5 weeks. They are cool looking.


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July 11, 2012, 06:15 PM

From a former XB owner I would advise you pass unless you are really into the bike.
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Had a 2006, it will literally BOIL your right leg, no matter what aftermarket ventilation system you put up there. Very fun bike, well built, but has a lot of character flaws and power delivery is very odd (I liked it, but it's all torque low, no power up high).


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July 11, 2012, 09:14 PM

no. especially if something breaks and you cant get that one replacement part for it. $8k paper weight


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wow, it's pretty much unanimous to stay away from the Ulysses. hmm, i wouldn't have thought. thanks.

now, then Multi or Tenere?
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Multi is a superbike with a nice seat, handlebars, and the ability to carry luggage. Its also not cheap.


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wow, it's pretty much unanimous to stay away from the Ulysses. hmm, i wouldn't have thought. thanks.

now, then Multi or Tenere?
I have a multi, it is a fantastic bike so far. Needs a steering damper for certain, well at least for me anyway. Oh and the rear brake is garbage, I am going to pull one off a wrecked hypermotard evo sp should fix any issues. It's got gobs and gobs of power, I have the touring model with all the bells and whistles. Plus full exhaust and top case. It's biggest downside is $$$$ fucker is expensive!!

I was very lucky and got mine used from Coleman's they gave me what I would consider a smoking deal.
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Multi is a superbike with a nice seat, handlebars, and the ability to carry luggage. Its also not cheap.
LOL it's allot more than that

It can do this


Then turn around and do this


Now I will admit the stock tires would need to be changed to really rail but I do want to track it one day.
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I've taken my R1 down fire trails and gone to track days too. Can it do it? Yes. Doesn't mean it was a good idea.


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I've taken my R1 down fire trails and gone to track days too. Can it do it? Yes. Doesn't mean it was a good idea.
Well what kind of off roading are you planning? Because much beyond fire roads none of these bikes in this segment are great at it. Way to heavy to be easy or fun to ride off road in the really heavy duty stuff. KTM 690 is even heavy for that type of stuff.

But I will tell you what, do you have a big dual sport? If you do let's go out for a ride if there is anything that the bike can't do that yours does, I will concede that it's not as good off road as the other bikes. But we have to figure out how to do this fairly I am not as good off road as I am on road.

Also I read tons and tons of reviews I and I do agree best dual sport for off road is the GSA1200 only bike to come in the same class as the GSA for features and what it is able to do is the Multi. So the Multi falls short of the GSA off road but makes up for it on road.
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