• Mar 10, 2011
Bottpower BOTT XR-1 - Click above for high-res image gallery

According to The Kneeslider, the wrenches at Bottpower have been saddled with an interesting new project. It seems that a certain client has a soft-spot for the now aging Buell XB, but has grown tired of the bike's, um, unique styling. In order to cure that ail, Bottpower has been conscripted into a plan to give the machine a new lease on life. The notion is to craft a chassis that could use the suspension, brakes, engine and swing arm from the ill-fated Buell but would also serve up a flat-tracker stance.

You have our attention.

The owner has a mind to complete the project himself, but that hasn't stopped Bottpower from working up a few design studies of their very own. Even better, the company says that if there's enough interest in the project, it will begin selling kits so that Buell fans can create their own heathens.

The bikes should weigh in at a feathery 375 pounds and pack a walloping 100 horsepower when the tires touch pavement for the first time. Score.



[Source: The Kneeslider]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      hot.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks nice, but the power is not all that "walloping".
        • 3 Years Ago
        100hp/375lbs/short wheelbase bike = Fun.

        There are many ways to have fun without 190hp between your legs Redline.

        • 3 Years Ago
        but more than enough for a 375 lb bike. Buell's are already hard to keep on two wheels, this will just make it an even better hooligan bike for city driving.
        • 3 Years Ago
        But why would you have an underpowered POS HD 1200cc in there when you can have a proper twin like the Rotax mentioned below? More power, same weight = BETTER.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what the Sportster should be. Nice looking bike!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know about bikes, but is that really the best spot for the air intake? Seems like I'd be hitting my knee on it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd be interested in this kit for my 2007 XB12Ss. Concerns would be cost, durability and how intense the conversion would be considering it removes the frame/gas tank.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They did make a bike with a ridiculously powerful drivetrain, the 1125R and 1125CR. 146hp and stupid amounts of torque in a light liquid cooled package.
        • 3 Years Ago
        That's the Rotax engine. Wouldn't call it ridiculously powered, but it makes decent power.