This lovely machine has been trailed in the European press for a while now. French mag Cafe Racer did a big photo spread on it a few issues ago. The Corsaro (it means 'buccaneer' or 'pirate')is the sporty version; there's a slightly more street-oriented version, too, called the nine-and-a-half ("9 1/2", for those who remember the "3 1/2" v-twin of the 70s). But, according to the British press, a recent press launch was spoiled by fuel-injection glitches in the demonstrator fleet; hopefully these will be ironed out before production models go on sale.
Back when I was riding Yamaha RDs, I regretted not ever buying a Morini three ana half. I got all excited when I heard about these new bikes but it turned out to be a Suzuki with a Yamaha exhaust. Recycled name, parts and style. Oh Baby!
One of the guys rode his Moto Morini 3 1/2 on a group ride I was on last weekend.. those bikes have aged well & still look great, got a ton of attention at several stops.... but man there's been a lot of progress in motorcycle suspensions since then!
I am in the market for a naked. Never considered Buells, but will now. The new crop look awesome. Can't wait to straddle the Ulysses. Looks like a GS-type commuter/long haul/off-road thang with attitude. What more can you ask for ?
carefull. the ulysses does look intriguing, but as a friend of a buell owner 2 times over, they are not reliable. and i like the styling. it is original. but they're still not as good as the jap competition and you'll never know when you're going to have a problem w/ it. there's no way this thing beats out a VStrom, GS, or KTM.
Buells are great bikes ... with lots of personality. I have a xb12s, it's agile, has great torque, I love the handling but the mirrors are useless, it is very hard to drive at 25 mph and reliability is questionable. I also eats a new rear tire every 1500 miles or so but I love it.
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