A resurrected Michigan-based Buell Bike has teamed up with Lengthy Seaside, California’s Roland Sands Design to provide a brand new trendy FXR-inspired cruiser. Introducing the Buell Bike Tremendous Cruiser. Buell says it expects it to be accessible as a 2025 mannequin at an estimated worth 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 stated. “I don’t suppose that was the title but, but it surely was type of like, ‘Hey, what are you able to do with the brand new Buell motor?’”
What does the way forward for Buell bikes seem like? That was the query Buell requested Roland.
“So I drew up the sketch and I used to be like, ‘I feel that that is most likely the best factor for, , for the two-wheeled tradition proper now. I feel that is the best factor.’ I did one sketch and I despatched it over. And he was like, ‘Construct that bike!’ So it was type of serendipitous I suppose.”
“I’ve at all times wished to construct a motorbike on this fashion that had a superbike-level engine and suspension componentry,” Sands stated. “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, you might 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 excellent motorbike. 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 motorbike that also at the moment persons are actually into. And doubtlessly, it is among the best-handling Harley-Davidsons that’s ever been constructed from the cruiser perspective. We wish to benefit from that heritage, that historical past, that reference to Buell.”
Sands stated the Tremendous Cruiser is a sporty V-twin cruiser designed for motorcyclists who worth efficiency.
“When you’ve by no means ridden a motorbike with this fashion earlier than, it’s extra like driving a motocross bike than it’s a cruiser,” Sands informed us. “Once you sit on it, the way in which the foot controls are, the way in which the hand controls are. The whole lot is the place it actually feels prefer it must be to be aggressive and journey aggressively. It makes you are feeling like a gangster whenever you journey the bike.
“That’s why folks love driving membership bikes. That’s why they’re as in style as they’re. As a result of they provide you a sure really feel. And that’s what this bike is about greater than anything. It’s the way it makes you are feeling whenever you get on it.
“It’s completely different from leaping on like a  Tremendous Duke—or perhaps a 790 [Duke]. Once you leap on a Hooligan racebike, or like a Hooligan-style streetbike. It feels a sure manner. 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 wish to be badasses. And this bike makes you are feeling that manner.”
Sands stated 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 part. It doesn’t have tremendous light-weight chromoly tubing.
“My crew did a spectacular job of getting this bike collectively,” Sands stated. “Jacob [Stark, Buell Motorcycle engineer/project lead] as a liaison between Buell and us getting all of the geometry appropriate. Aaron [Boss] and Cam [Brewer] are each one of the best on the subject of constructing one of these bike. As a result of we race baggers, and if something about racing baggers, they’re horrible.
“However you may make them implausible when you pay sufficient consideration to them,” Sands added with a smile. “In order that’s [the approach] we type of took that very same perspective with this bike. And we already began with a motorbike that was a implausible dealing with bike. So we nearly 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 implausible,” Sands said. “It’s simply probably the most enjoyable bikes I’ve ever ridden. It’s nimble, it turns rather 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 part it’s alleged to do. All I wished to do was simply journey up the coast and simply overlook concerning the world for a short time.”
2025 Buell Bike Tremendous Cruiser Technical Specs and Value
|1,190cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled 72-degree V-twin; 8-valve
|BORE x STROKE
|106.0 x 67.5mm
|Digital gas injection w/ 2 port injectors, 2 showerhead injectors
|Moist, multiplate slipper; hydraulic actuation
|8-piston inside-out caliper, 386mm perimeter rotor
|2-piston Hayes efficiency caliper, 220mm disc
|Solid aluminum; 17 x 3.5 in. / 17 x 6.0 in.