I just demo'ed a Ulysses, but wasn't that impressed. I didn't find the seating position comfortable, and it just didn't feel right. On the other hand, the brakes were amazing, and the engine was deceptively strong, I was doing 70 before I even realized it.
I have long legs, but still had to tippy toe the bike, but then the pegs had my legs all scrunched up, I think that was my problem. Plus the back cylinder really toasted my right leg, it felt like a sunburn when I was done. Temps were only high 70's that day.
What about a V-Strom?
This months Rider magazine has a comparison of the Ulysses, V-Strom, Multistrada and Tiger.