A resurrected Michigan-based Buell Motorcycle has teamed up with Lengthy Seaside, California’s Roland Sands Design to provide a brand new fashionable FXR-inspired cruiser. Introducing the Buell Bike Tremendous Cruiser. Buell says it expects it to be obtainable as a 2025 mannequin at an estimated value of $20,000. It will likely be obtainable 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 title but, nevertheless it was form 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 in all probability the appropriate factor for, you understand, 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 form of serendipitous I suppose.”
“I’ve all the time needed to construct a motorcycle on this model 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 might.”
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’ll be able to 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 important 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 right now individuals are actually into. And doubtlessly, it is likely one of the best-handling Harley-Davidsons that’s ever been constructed from the cruiser perspective. We wish to reap the benefits of 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.
“In the event you’ve by no means ridden a motorcycle with this model earlier than, it’s extra like using a motocross bike than it’s a cruiser,” Sands instructed us. “Once you sit on it, the best way the foot controls are, the best way the hand controls are. Every part is the place it actually feels prefer it must be to be aggressive and trip aggressively. It makes you’re feeling like a gangster once you trip the bike.
“That’s why folks love using membership bikes. That’s why they’re as standard as they’re. As a result of they offer you a sure really feel. And that’s what this bike is about greater than anything. It’s the way it makes you’re feeling once you get on it.
“It’s completely different from leaping on like a  Super Duke—or perhaps a 790 [Duke]. Once you leap on a Hooligan racebike, or like a Hooligan-style streetbike. It feels a sure method. This simply makes you’re feeling like a gangster, dude. And for me that’s half the rationale why folks trip bikes. As a result of they wish to be badasses. And this bike makes you’re feeling that method.”
Sands mentioned the Tremendous Cruiser weighs round 450 kilos, with a claimed 175 hp. “It’s 450 kilos proper now. We might make the bike lighter. However that was like, constructing it and being conservative with every little thing. It doesn’t have tremendous light-weight chromoly tubing.
“My staff 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 terms of constructing this kind of bike. As a result of we race baggers, and if you understand something about racing baggers, they’re horrible.
“However you can also make them unbelievable when you pay sufficient consideration to them,” Sands added with a smile. “In order that’s [the approach] we form 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 contented medium. I imply, I rode the bike all day yesterday, and it’s unbelievable,” Sands said. “It’s simply one of the enjoyable bikes I’ve ever ridden. It’s nimble, it turns very well. It stops on a dime. These brakes are loopy good. Not everyone loves a fringe brake. It’s a futuristic tackle brakes. However the factor stops like, on a dime. It simply does every little thing it’s purported to do. All I needed to do was simply trip up the coast and simply neglect concerning the world for a short time.”
2025 Buell Bike 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 gasoline 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||Forged aluminum; 17 x 3.5 in. / 17 x 6.0 in.|
|CLAIMED WEIGHT||450 lb.|