Buell Bike’s Trendy FXR-Impressed Tremendous Cruiser

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.

Buell Motorcycle shows off its Super Cruiser at Roland Sands Design in Long Beach, California.

Buell Bike reveals off its Tremendous Cruiser at Roland Sands Design in Lengthy Seaside, California. (Adam Waheed/)

“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?’”

The Super Cruiser is powered by Buell Motorcycle’s existing 1,190cc liquid-cooled V-twin. Buell says this engine is good for 175 hp at the crankshaft.

The Tremendous Cruiser is powered by Buell Bike’s current 1,190cc liquid-cooled V-twin. Buell says this engine is sweet for 175 hp on the crankshaft. (Adam Waheed/)

What does the way forward for Buell bikes seem like? That was the query Buell requested Roland.

A beautifully stitched Saddlemen seat graces the 2025 Super Cruiser.

A superbly stitched Saddlemen seat graces the 2025 Tremendous Cruiser. (Adam Waheed/)

“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.”

In typical Buell form, the Super Cruiser gets its signature perimeter-style front brake rotor matched to a giant eight-piston axial-mount caliper.

In typical Buell kind, the Tremendous Cruiser will get its signature perimeter-style entrance brake rotor matched to a large eight-piston axial-mount caliper. (Adam Waheed/)

“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.

Roland Sands (right) shares the rundown on Buell’s Super Cruiser to classic members of the motorcycle media.

Roland Sands (proper) shares the rundown on Buell’s Tremendous Cruiser to traditional members of the motorbike media. (Adam Waheed/)

“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.

The Super Cruiser shares styling cues from Harley-Davidson’s FXR—a cruiser known for its sporty handling.

The Tremendous Cruiser shares styling cues from Harley-Davidson’s FXR—a cruiser identified for its sporty dealing with. (Adam Waheed/)

“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.

An animated Sands describes the riding experience of Buell’s 2025 Super Cruiser.

An animated Sands describes the driving expertise of Buell’s 2025 Tremendous Cruiser. (Adam Waheed/)

“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.

Roland’s father, Mr. Perry Sands (now retired from Performance Machine), takes a look at the Super Cruiser.

Roland’s father, Mr. Perry Sands (now retired from Efficiency Machine), takes a take a look at the Tremendous Cruiser. (Adam Waheed/)

“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.

Buell Motorcycle hosted a party to show off its Super Cruiser to motorcycling fans in Southern California.

Buell Bike hosted a celebration to indicate off its Tremendous Cruiser to motorcycling followers in Southern California. (Adam Waheed/)

“It’s completely different from leaping on like a [1290] 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

PRICE $20,000 (estimated)
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.
RAKE/TRAIL 27.0°/TBD in.
CONTACT buellmotorcycle.com