Buell Motorbike’s Fashionable FXR-Impressed Tremendous Cruiser
A resurrected Michigan-based Buell Motorbike has teamed up with Lengthy Seaside, California’s Roland Sands Design to provide a brand new trendy FXR-inspired cruiser. Introducing the Buell Motorbike Tremendous Cruiser. Buell says it expects it to be accessible as a 2025 mannequin at an estimated value of $20,000. Will probably be accessible for buy each at Buell sellers and in a direct-to-consumer format.
“Invoice Melvin [Buell Motorcycle president] approached me about constructing an excellent cruiser,” Roland Sands mentioned. “I don’t assume that was the identify but, nevertheless it was sort of like, ‘Hey, what are you able to do with the brand new Buell motor?’”
What does the way forward for Buell bikes appear like? That was the query Buell requested Roland.
“So I drew up the sketch and I used to be like, ‘I believe that that is most likely the appropriate factor for, you already know, for the two-wheeled tradition proper now. I believe that is the appropriate factor.’ I did one sketch and I despatched it over. And he was like, ‘Construct that bike!’ So it was sort of serendipitous I assume.”
“I’ve all the time wished to construct a motorcycle on this type that had a superbike-level engine and suspension componentry,” Sands mentioned. “We tried to make the most of as a lot of the unique Buell as we may.”
The Tremendous Cruiser is powered by Buell’s tried-and-true 1,190cc V-twin with a six-speed transmission and built-in slipper clutch. It additionally makes use of the thick aluminum swingarm, 17-inch wheels, inverted fork, and distinctive perimeter-style entrance brake.
“And as you possibly can see, it’s possible you’ll really feel that this silhouette is acquainted to you. And that’s not by mistake,” Sands defined in regard to its Harley-Davidson FXR-inspired styling from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.
“We had been deeply impressed by Harley-Davidson’s FXR—particularly the dealing with of it,” Roland continued. “It was an amazing bike. Erik Buell was concerned with it. He was concerned with getting the FXR to be what it was. Which turned it into such an iconic bike…and a motorcycle that also at present persons are actually into. And probably, it is likely one of the best-handling Harley-Davidsons that’s ever been constructed from the cruiser perspective. We need to benefit from that heritage, that historical past, that reference to Buell.”
Sands mentioned the Tremendous Cruiser is a sporty V-twin cruiser designed for motorcyclists who worth efficiency.
“For those who’ve by no means ridden a motorcycle with this type earlier than, it’s extra like using a motocross bike than it’s a cruiser,” Sands informed us. “Whenever you sit on it, the way in which the foot controls are, the way in which the hand controls are. All the pieces is the place it actually feels prefer it must be to be aggressive and journey aggressively. It makes you are feeling like a gangster while you journey the bike.
“That’s why folks love using membership bikes. That’s why they’re as common as they’re. As a result of they provide you a sure really feel. And that’s what this bike is about greater than the rest. It’s the way it makes you are feeling while you get on it.
“It’s completely different from leaping on like a  Tremendous Duke—or perhaps a 790 [Duke]. Whenever you soar on a Hooligan racebike, or like a Hooligan-style streetbike. It feels a sure means. This simply makes you are feeling like a gangster, dude. And for me that’s half the rationale why folks journey bikes. As a result of they need to be badasses. And this bike makes you are feeling that means.”
Sands mentioned the Tremendous Cruiser weighs round 450 kilos, with a claimed 175 hp. “It’s 450 kilos proper now. We may make the bike lighter. However that was like, constructing it and being conservative with every part. It doesn’t have tremendous light-weight chromoly tubing.
“My workforce did a spectacular job of getting this bike collectively,” Sands mentioned. “Jacob [Stark, Buell Motorcycle engineer/project lead] as a liaison between Buell and us getting all of the geometry right. Aaron [Boss] and Cam [Brewer] are each the most effective in the case of constructing any such bike. As a result of we race baggers, and if you already know something about racing baggers, they’re horrible.
“However you may make them unbelievable should you pay sufficient consideration to them,” Sands added with a smile. “In order that’s [the approach] we sort of took that very same perspective with this bike. And we already began with a motorcycle that was a unbelievable dealing with bike. So we virtually needed to dumb it all the way down to make it extra of a cruiser.
“So we relaxed the geometry, it’s 27 levels. We reached like a cheerful medium. I imply, I rode the bike all day yesterday, and it’s unbelievable,” Sands acknowledged. “It’s simply one of the vital enjoyable bikes I’ve ever ridden. It’s nimble, it turns very well. It stops on a dime. These brakes are loopy good. Not all people loves a fringe brake. It’s a futuristic tackle brakes. However the factor stops like, on a dime. It simply does every part it’s speculated to do. All I wished to do was simply journey up the coast and simply overlook concerning the world for a short while.”
2025 Buell Motorbike Tremendous Cruiser Technical Specs and Value
|ENGINE||1,190cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled 72-degree V-twin; 8-valve|
|BORE x STROKE||106.0 x 67.5mm|
|FUEL DELIVERY||Digital gas injection w/ 2 port injectors, 2 showerhead injectors|
|CLUTCH||Moist, multiplate slipper; hydraulic actuation|
|FRONT BRAKE||8-piston inside-out caliper, 386mm perimeter rotor|
|REAR BRAKE||2-piston Hayes efficiency caliper, 220mm disc|
|WHEELS, FRONT/REAR||Solid aluminum; 17 x 3.5 in. / 17 x 6.0 in.|
|CLAIMED WEIGHT||450 lb.|