Tag: Buell

  • Buell X1 Lightning by Deus

    Buell X1 Lightning by Deus

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Deus’ Los Angeles outpost is gathering momentum. Design Director Michael Woolaway has now built nine bikes, and this is the latest—an uncompromising reworking of the Buell X1 Lightning, nicknamed ‘Bully.’ Let’s get the name out of the way first. “It’s somewhat to do with its… Read more »

  • Santiago Chopper ‘Bucati’

    Santiago Chopper ‘Bucati’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Alain Bernard is one of the most unpredictable builders in the US: You can never guess what he’ll come up with next. The bread-and-butter of Santiago Chopper’s business is trike conversions, but Bernard also turns out traffic-stopping customs on a regular basis. This is his… Read more »

  • Buell S1 Lightning custom

    Buell S1 Lightning custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Buell styling is an acquired taste. I’m prepared to wager that sales would have doubled if they’d got the aesthetics right. To my eyes, this customized 1996 S1 Lightning is the bike that Buell should have built in the first place. And ironically, the tank… Read more »

  • Board track Buell

    Board track Buell

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    The Buell Blast tends to polarize opinions; Erik Buell himself symbolically crushed one at the end of the production run in 2010. And even some owners have mixed feelings, like Ben McKee of Oxnard, California. “The stock Blast did have some issues—namely the frame, wheels,… Read more »

  • Officine RossoPuro ‘Big Red’

    Officine RossoPuro ‘Big Red’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’m surprised we don’t see more Buell X1-powered customs. The motor has a lot in common with the Sportster 1200 V-twin but pushes out around 95 hp, mostly due to Erik Buell’s high performance ‘Thunderstorm’ heads. Filippo Barbacane of Officine RossoPuro is a fan, though.… Read more »

  • Buchholz Custom Buell X1

    Buchholz Custom Buell X1

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    You don’t often see Buell-based customs, and when you do, they’re invariably of the streetfighter genre. So it’s good to see someone trying something different with a Buell-powered bike. This machine has just been finished by the German company Buchholz Custom, and it’s based on… Read more »

  • Sundance Buell Blast Super XR

    Sundance Buell Blast Super XR

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Strange fact for the day: there are only two Buell Blasts in Japan. Both were imported by Sundance—and this is the only one currently registered for street use. The bike was originally designed as a ‘comfy little around-town putt-putt’ for a famous Japanese TV comedian… Read more »

  • Buell RR1000R

    Buell RR1000R

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    This is a beast with a convoluted history. It’s one of just three racing RR1000s produced by Erik Buell before the road version was released in the late 80s. The story starts with the Harley Owners Group, which asked Buell to make a chassis for… Read more »

  • Carefully Considered Mac

    Carefully Considered Mac

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,,

    Mac is a startup motorcycle manufacturer based in rural England. You might remember that the company caused a flurry of excitement a few months ago, when it released images of four café racer bikes designed by Xenophya. Production plans seemed to be in place, with… Read more »

  • Buell RW750

    Buell RW750

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    I have to admit that I’m indifferent to most of Erik Buell’s creations. Like some, I’m not really in Buell’s target market. His greatest achievements—aside from cultivating a distinctive brand within the moribund Harley-Davidson group—have always come from his engineering prowess. So it seems fitting… Read more »

  • Hide Buell Glory

    Hide Buell Glory

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    How ironic: Hide Motorcycle is based in the Japanese city of Kawasaki, but focuses on Harley-powered customs. For the last fifteen years, owner Hideya Togashi has indulged his penchant for vintage American racers—building quality bikes with a slightly off-kilter hybrid look, not quite American, and… Read more »

  • Mac Motorcycles Roarer

    Mac Motorcycles Roarer

  • Chris Hunter Concept MotorcyclesCustom Motorcycles ,,

    It’s been a huge weekend here, so today I’ll just leave you with a beautiful picture. The Roarer is one of four proposed new models from Mac Motorcycles, a new British venture attracting attention on the interwebs. Mac has a good pedigree, being connected to… Read more »