But first, we need to get our terminology straight. Until this year, the S3 Buell (as well as the S2 before it) was also available in a separate S3T (or S2T) model, which was the very same bike equipped with the factory’s own sport-touring hardware—higher handlebars, detachable saddlebags (either wide or narrow) and fairing lowers. But starting with the ’99 model year, there no longer is a separate S3T version. Instead, Buell is offering a Build-To-Order program (see “Roll Your Own,” pg. 44) that allows buyers to have their bikes custom-tailored right at the factory. They can select from a menu of options that include bodywork color, frame color, wheel type and color, handlebar style and touring equipment. So, even though an official T-model is no longer in the lineup, the individual items still are available separately, meaning that buyers can now order their S3s equipped with any or all of the sport-touring accouterments.