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Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Aluminum Racer

Posted by The Moto Blogs on 5/3/2017 to Motorcycle News

Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer

We have watched Ask Motorcycles for some time now but when we first saw their Buell XB build we were amazed. Being a Buell XB owner and lover, we had to cover this one. Rad Yamamoto, who is the owner of Ask Motorcycles was invited to the Mooneyes show 2017 in which he took on his most ambitious build yet.

We have watched Ask Motorcycles for some time now but when we first saw their Buell XB build we were amazed.  Being a Buell XB owner and lover, we had to cover this one.   Rad Yamamoto, who is the owner of Ask Motorcycles was invited to the Mooneyes show 2017 in which he took on his most ambitious build yet.  Deciding to think completely outside the box and redesign the Buell, he decided on a full fairing aluminum bodywork racer.  The result is the Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer. [caption id="attachment_1207" align="aligncenter" width="862"]Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer[/caption] A Buell XB has a very unique design which makes it very difficult sometimes for builders to get the lines right.  Well Rad was up to the challenge and nailed it.  Starting with the bodywork, which is all made by hand, Rad hit a few snags that the Buell design creates.  Using a Harley air-cooled V-twin, poses a cooling issue when adding full bodywork.  This cooling issue was conquered through amazing fabrication by adding cooling ducts to help with the air flow.  Also Buell has a thru frame intake system on the left hand side of all their bikes.  The double intake fines on the left side not only are for cooling but still utilize the stock intake setup. [caption id="attachment_1208" align="aligncenter" width="862"]Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer[/caption] Sticking to the tradition cafe racer style, Rad custom fabricated a a new sub-frame and aluminum tail section.  Position of the rider was slight changed from stock and a cool looking under-tail with air fins and an integrated tail light was hand built.  The seat pan and seat beautifully flow into the tank design that creates almost seamless look. [caption id="attachment_1204" align="aligncenter" width="862"]Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer[/caption] As for some of the performance and other upgrades, Rad once again went with top notch components.  In the rear, the OEM shock was replaced with a Nitron fully adjustable unit and a set of Aella rearsets were installed.  Additional, a custom handmade 2 into 1 exhaust was build to help the v-twin breathe better.  Up front, a set of clip ons were installed to give it that racer stance.  The stock gauge was ditched for a sweet Motogadget Motoscope Pro unit mounted on a carbon fiber dash panel. [caption id="attachment_1209" align="aligncenter" width="862"]Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer[/caption] Rad from Ask Motorcycles has been creating some of the best builds in the world and this Buell XB is a true example of that.  Be sure to go check out his blog and follow him on social media to watch what he will do next. Ask Motorcycles Blog | Facebook | Instagram  

Ask Motorcycles Buell XB Racer Photos:

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Honda CB550 Cafe Racer by Dromos Motorworks

Posted by The Moto Blogs on 4/18/2017 to Motorcycle News

Dromos Motorworks Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

A new and up coming builder hailing from our hometown of Long Island, NY is putting out some stunning builds. Joseph of Dromos Motorworks, has an eye for design and a great attention to detail. These traits are helping him pump out some beautiful customs and this Honda CB550 Cafe Racer is no exception.

Rough Crafts BMW R Nine T Cafe Racer

Posted by The Moto Blogs on 4/6/2017 to Motorcycle News

Rough Crafts BMW R Nine T Cafe Racer "Fistfighter"

Ever since the BMW R Nine T was introduced, we have seen some stunning custom builds. Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts, has created one of our favorite R Nine T customs to date so far. This BMW R Nine T Cafe Racer named "Fistfighter" is a true example of classic racer styling.

The E-Raw Electric Motorcycle by Essense Motocycles

Posted by The Moto Blogs on 3/30/2017 to Motorcycle News

Things That Make Yo Go Hmm | E-Raw by Essense Motocycles

There are somethings in life just make me go hmmm. Well when I first saw a glimpse of this machine a few years ago thanks to our friends over at Bikeexif, I was intrigued. 2 years later, Essense Motocycles has now shown us the finish E-Raw Electric Motorcycle.

Fred Krugger Motorcycles Yamaha SR400 Supercharged Cafe Racer

Posted by The Moto Blogs on 3/27/2017 to Motorcycle News

Fred Krugger's Yamaha SR400 Supercharged Racer

Fred Krugger of Krugger Motorcycles is at it again. Yamaha Motors had approached Fred to build a bike and his bike of choice was the Yamaha SR400. With its classic styling and it's single cylinder engine one of the best performing 399cc engines around, Fred wanted to to produce a retro styled cafe racer.

NCT Motorcycles BMW R100 Cafe Racer "Black Stallion"

Posted by The Moto Blogs on 3/20/2017 to Motorcycle News

NCT Motorcycles BMW R100 Cafe Racer "Black Stallion #28"

Over the past year or so, if you have not heard the name NCT Motorcycles, you probably live under a rock. The crew of NCT Motorcycles hailing out of Austria, David Widmann, Kurt Kosjek and Manuel Tilke have taken the motorcycle scene by storm with there incredible builds.