The 30th of October 2009 was a disappointing day for the motorcycle world; this was the day Buell Motorcycles rolled out the last off their assembly line. When the Buell Motorcycle Company closed its doors it saw the end to a 26-year run.
While the rest of the world still wonders why Harley-Davidson couldn’t save Buell? We are excited to show you a custom Buell Bott XR-1 built by Spanish custom workshop Bottpower. The Bottpower team has been working on this project since last year, the project started when Ramón Bellosta commissioned Bottpower to build this bike.
When I first saw this custom Buell Bott XR-1 I thought it was a custom Harley XR1200 street tracker. But I was very wrong; this bike is not a Harley it is an air-cooled v-twin motor from a Buell XB.
At the front this Bottpower custom Buell BOTT XR-1 features a Buell front fork and very efficient 8-piston caliper brakes from a Buell 1125R. The front master cylinder and clutch lever are from ISR (including the push buttons). Other parts include Motogadget gauges and a tracker style Easton handlebar.
At the rear the bike features Öhlins shock from the Buell 1125 race kit and a Torque Hammer underbelly exhaust system. The simplified chassis is steel tube connecting the swingarm pivot to the headstock. Both the chassis and the subframe have been clear coated in such a way that you can see the welding cordons.
The Bottpower custom Buell BOTT XR-1 has a few carbon fiber elements, which includes a seat, tail and a number board. My personal favorite on this build is that front mounted radiator which is a unique approach. The Spanish firm also has been working on the kit that will be available very soon, with this kit it will be possible to convert a Buell XB into a BOTT XR1.
The owner of this custom Buell BOTT XR-1 must be having a blast ripping through the streets of the Spain!