A lot of you have wondered why Erik Buell never developed a V-Rod powered sportbike, it just seemed a natural. This BuellRod concept, by Luca Bar, is a “what if” design showing us what it might have looked like and it’s not bad at all. It has many of the classic Buell features, the perimeter brake, bottom mounted exhaust, though he does revert to chain drive instead of the current belt.
As Erik said when I interviewed him last year, the Revolution engine project was actually started by Buell but as the project evolved and specifications were developing, Harley Davidson took precedence and Buell moved in other directions.
Since that time, Roehr Motorcycles has developed the Harley Davidson Revolution engine powered Roehr 1250SC and Buell has gone on to bring out the 1125R but I still think this design has potential, perhaps all that’s needed is someone with the skill to put the pieces together, maybe Will from Fusion Motorcycles? It would be interesting.
Link: Luca Bar