Buell Tremendous Cruiser Designed by Roland Sands Unveiled at VIP Celebration


Buell Super Cruiser Roland Sands Design

Buell Bike is making a flip away from its sportbike heritage with its upcoming Buell Tremendous Cruiser, a club-style hot-rod cruiser designed by Roland Sands and that leans on the heritage of Harley-Davidson’s vaunted FXR chassis initially created by Erik Buell. The bike was unveiled Feb. 10 at an excusive get together on the Roland Sands Design advanced in Lengthy Seaside, California, attended by Kevin Duke, the editor-in-chief of our sibling publication, American Rider.

Buell Super Cruiser Roland Sands Design

The Tremendous Cruiser idea started with a dialog between Buell’s CEO Invoice Melvin and famous customizer Roland Sands. It solely took seeing a sketch from Sands for Melvin to approve the idea and greenlight a prototype constructed round Buell’s current sportbike powertrain.

“The FXR was our muse for this bike,” Sands informed Duke. “To the core V-Twin buyer, the FXR actually represents the core of motorcycling, and that was an aesthetic we borrowed for this bike. It’s honoring the truth that Erik Buell was concerned in designing that bike (the FXR), and that provides us the leeway to construct this with Buell.” 


Sands roared the Tremendous Cruiser in entrance of the attendees on the unveiling, brapping Buell’s 175-hp V-Twin in celebration.  

Buell Super Cruiser Roland Sands Design
Roland Sands unveils the Buell Tremendous Cruiser on the Roland Sands Design advanced in Lengthy Seaside, California. (Picture by Kevin Duke)

“When Invoice first approached us about constructing a high-performance cruiser utilizing the Buell motor, it was as if the bike designed itself,” stated Sands, who isn’t any stranger to constructing sport-focused cruisers. “Contemplating the historical past of Buell and the market’s want for a really high-performance cruiser and the construct high quality of the prevailing Buell chassis components, motor, and rolling package, the mission was a pure match.”

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“I’ve been engaged on tasks like this for 20-plus years,” Sands continued, “and that is the primary time we’ve been capable of construct a efficiency cruiser with out the everyday V-Twin efficiency compromises of weight and motor width and size.” 

Buell Super Cruiser Roland Sands Design

Though the Tremendous Cruiser is barely in its developmental stage, Buell reps are excited to deliver it to manufacturing for 2025.  

“The design lends itself to the West Coast scene, the place customization is a part of bike tradition,” stated Melvin. “And Roland was smitten by incorporating Buell know-how into that tradition, creating the quickest, coolest cruiser available on the market.” 

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The Tremendous Cruiser makes use of a brand new steel-tube body wrapped round Buell’s liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, including as much as 175 hp in a package deal weighing simply 450 lb.

Buell Super Cruiser Roland Sands Design

Mixed with Buell’s current inverted fork, aluminum swingarm, wheels, and the corporate’s distinctive perimeter entrance brake system, the result’s a machine that Sands stated is unapologetic in its aspirations to be a high-performance bike.  

“To me, that is what’s badass proper now – this profile, this type of motorcycle,” he informed Duke. “It stops, it goes, it wheelies, it goes round corners very well, it’s snug, and it’s a fuel. You simply bounce on the bike and instantly really feel more durable – it’s pure angle. Whenever you sit on the bike, it makes you’re feeling like a badass, and which means one thing.” 

Melvin chimed in that constructing a cruiser was one thing Buell at all times contemplated. “The market is stuffed with American producers recognized principally for giant, heavy bikes – not quick, sizzling ones just like the well-known V-Twins of the Nineteen Thirties. Our Buell Tremendous Cruiser would be the hottest bike available on the market. Interval.” 

For extra info, go to the Buell Bike web site.



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