Attention Erik Buell, are you seeing this? Attention Harley Davidson, have a little room for new ideas in your design department? Twice in the past week this Buell custom look has come to our attention, this example, far more thought out and practical than the first one we highlighted a few days ago.
In this example, the footpegs are under the rider where they should be to take advantage of the performance underpinnings transplanted from the 2001 Buell X1. It has a 34 degree rake, a lot more relaxed than a standard Buell. It’s a rigid frame but the seat is suspended by an adjustable airshock. The engine, also transplanted from the Buell retains fuel injection but also has a Pingel NOS system for an extra 31hp and 35 foot pounds when desired. Chain driven 200mm tire out back and the whole thing is 35 pounds lighter than a stock Buell.
This bike is the product of Brew Bikes, makers of frames and components for bicycles and motorcycles and the frame building experience shows in this bobber. There are a few shots of the build process on their website, photos of the completed bike are on the ebay listing. According to the listing: “This bike has won Sturgis Biker/Penthouse 2005, Willies Tropical Tattoo Daytona 2005, Broken Spoke Daytona 2005. “This bike will be featured in a new hard cover book due out in July. This bike will also be featured in an upcoming Biker Magazine (photo shoot has been done, but issue # has not been determined).”
If you’re looking for an intersting bike to own, this has real possibilities, if you’re looking for building ideas, there’s a lot here to think about. A custom you can ride and enjoy, now there’s an idea, imagine building custom bikes meant to be ridden instead of parked, could this be a trend?
The bike: Buell Custom Bobber – listing no longer available
The builder: Brew Bikes