The Blokes behind the Austin Based Revival Cycles have earned a huge name for themselves in the custom motorcycle building work. And the level of work they have been doing over all these years proves why they are loved so much. Recently, Rebel Yell, a liquor brand contacted them for a build, Revival Cycles chose to create a tough off-road motorcycle. For the build, a stock Buell Ulysses XB12X was taken in to create the stunning off-road monster you see here. Revival Cycles has named this build – The Bueller, and it transforms the Ulysses into a hard-core off-roading beast.
For the Bueller, Buell Ulysses XB12X built, the base bike was stripped to its basics in order to shave as much weight as possible. All non-critical components were removed, including the battery which was replaced by a seven pounds lighter Lithium Ion unit. The old rear sub-frame was let go in favour of an all new CAD designed aluminium unit. This rear frame now holds a good looking narrow seat that provides an upright seating. The fuel-in-frame design of the stock bike was kept while the pseudo-plastic tank cover was replaced by an aluminium cover. This new aluminium cover now houses the battery, a Motogadget m-Unit and all the important electricals. The Bueller built also gets a K&N filter which replaces the old ones airbox.
Revival Cycles has decided to keep the original racing ECU which makes Buell Ulysses XB12X have 115bhp, on a much lighter build than the original motorcycle. The suspension was brought to off-road spec with new Aprilia forks lowers at the front that gave longer suspension travel while the rear suspension units was re-sprung and re-vavlved for off-road antics. The wheels are from Excel and measure 19” at the front and 17” at the rear. The hubs which are from Canyon TT were meant for new triumph Twins, thus Revival Cycles had to modify them accordingly. The Bueller build gets all new custom front and rear sprockets, chain tensioner and front sprocket cover as well. The Bueller also gets a custom machined brake rotor adaptor. This replaces the Buell’s perimeter brakes and adds a four-piston Discacciati calipers. Further weight reduction was brought in by a custom steel exhaust system.
The most captivating part of this Revival Cycles’ Buell Ulysses XB12X Scrambler has to be its front end. The dual headlight assembly is actually an alloy number board which can be replaced through a quick-release design. The front end also gets a custom-made alloy skid plate and high-mounted front fender. The idea behind this arrangement was to let the owner of the Bueller build all day, at track, off-road or go grocery shopping, without worrying about the lighting, license plate mount and street running gear coming in harm’s way.
We loved the way Revival Cycles has discreetly integrated LED turn indicators built into the rear of the frame. These LED’s also double up as tail lights while Motogadget m-Blaze pin LEDs have been installed along the headlights. Other top spec equipments in the build include LSL handlebars, a Domino throttle, powder-coated bronze CRG levers, a Brembo master cylinder and Posh grips. While the stunning all digital gauge and the handlebar switches are also from Motogadget.
For more information about this Buell Ulysses XB12X Scrambler, you can visit Revival Cycles. Do let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.