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In today’s custom motorcycle scene we see a lot of builds based on Honda’sBMW’s & Triumph’s. No problem at all, but if someone is walking a different road by selecting a more odd base bike, it gets my instant attention. The last time I’ve featured a custom motorcycle based on a Buell was in October 2015: this awesome XB12 SCM R. But today this cool bike popped up: a café racer based on the Buell XB12R Firebolt.

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 6

The creator of this Buell XB12R Café Racer is Miguel Padilla, a motorcycle enthusiast that got injured during a motorcycle accident. Because of his injuries, he could ride for a long time so he decided to build a bike instead of riding it. He picked up a wrecked XB12R Firebolt and started working on it to get it back on the road, with a complete own design twist.

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 7

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 2

Miguel wanted to keep it simple and let the geometry of the bike in tact. Most modifications are optical like a custom subframe and seat. Fiberglas gas tank and seat cowl. Relocation of some electrical parts, open filters, Graves Motorsport exhaust, Vetter LED headlight, custom rearsets and clip ons etc.

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 5

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 3

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 4

I think the result is worth the share! And a great job for a guy who had several broken ribs during the build…!

Photo credits: http://www.enginethusiast.com/

By Published On: April 6, 2016Categories: Cafe Racer0 Comments on Buell XB12R Café RacerTags: 1.6 min readViews: 849

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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In today’s custom motorcycle scene we see a lot of builds based on Honda’sBMW’s & Triumph’s. No problem at all, but if someone is walking a different road by selecting a more odd base bike, it gets my instant attention. The last time I’ve featured a custom motorcycle based on a Buell was in October 2015: this awesome XB12 SCM R. But today this cool bike popped up: a café racer based on the Buell XB12R Firebolt.

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 6

The creator of this Buell XB12R Café Racer is Miguel Padilla, a motorcycle enthusiast that got injured during a motorcycle accident. Because of his injuries, he could ride for a long time so he decided to build a bike instead of riding it. He picked up a wrecked XB12R Firebolt and started working on it to get it back on the road, with a complete own design twist.

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 7

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 2

Miguel wanted to keep it simple and let the geometry of the bike in tact. Most modifications are optical like a custom subframe and seat. Fiberglas gas tank and seat cowl. Relocation of some electrical parts, open filters, Graves Motorsport exhaust, Vetter LED headlight, custom rearsets and clip ons etc.

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 5

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 3

Buell XB12R Cafe Racer 4

I think the result is worth the share! And a great job for a guy who had several broken ribs during the build…!

Photo credits: http://www.enginethusiast.com/

By Published On: April 6, 2016Categories: Cafe Racer0 Comments on Buell XB12R Café RacerTags: 1.6 min readViews: 849

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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