Custom Eye Candy: Buell Racer 2.0 is a ‘Cyclone’-Powered Bob-Job


A view of the newest custom project from MB Cycles: A Glemseck 101 stripped with a Buell M2 Cyclone engine, and given a hardtail/bobber aesthetic

MB (Martin Becker) Cycles has done it again – and this time, they’ve given us a gorgeously skeletal hardtail fit for a true bobber-lover. 

The report from AutoEvolution states that the donor for this particular project was “a former Glemseck 101 race bike, sporting a hardtail framework and a 1996 Buell M2 Cyclone’s air-cooled 1,203cc V-twin engine.”

A view of the newest custom project from MB Cycles: A Glemseck 101 stripped with a Buell M2 Cyclone engine, and given a hardtail/bobber aesthetic

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“Martin procured this specimen in preparation for a future development, and a faithful customer who owns a number of his builds just so happened to pay him a visit two days later,” continues the report. 

“Upon seeing the machine at MB’s moto lab, the client simply couldn’t resist the urge to commission yet another project, so it was game on for Becker.”

A view of the newest custom project from MB Cycles: A Glemseck 101 stripped with a Buell M2 Cyclone engine, and given a hardtail/bobber aesthetic

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The shop purportedly started by upgrading the 1,203cc V-Twin engine with a “Dyna S ignition setup, premium S&S Cycle coils, and a Keihin Constant Vacuum carburetor, which is topped with a high-grade K&N air filter.”

Becker then slapped a very pretty Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust on the other end of the machine before installing a 21-inch Rev Tech front wheel and a Harley Breakout fat rear tyre module set to some snazzy Cobra Chrome tires.

A view of the newest custom project from MB Cycles: A Glemseck 101 stripped with a Buell M2 Cyclone engine, and given a hardtail/bobber aesthetic

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Brakes were replaced for brand-new discs, of course, and Becker added a four-piston Beringer caliper for the front wheel, with a twin-piston Performance Machine caliper for the back. Becker also blessed the bike with an Antigravity lithium-ion battery and LSL footpegs, as well as clip-on handlebars.

A view of the newest custom project from MB Cycles: A Glemseck 101 stripped with a Buell M2 Cyclone engine, and given a hardtail/bobber aesthetic

*All media courtesy of MB Cycles*

Suspension came in the form of the trusty Showa forks that were present with the original donor bike, though Becker purportedly “carbon-coated their lower sections and shortened the stanchions so that the titan’s bottom-most frame tubes lie parallel to the ground.” 

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An eccentric license plate holder and beautifully tooled leather saddle complete the project, showing off a custom aluminum oil chamber and an itty-bitty bolt-on fuel tank, which contrasts somewhat nicely against the digital Motogadget for the dash. 

A view of the newest custom project from MB Cycles: A Glemseck 101 stripped with a Buell M2 Cyclone engine, and given a hardtail/bobber aesthetic

*All media courtesy of MB Cycles*

Let us know what you think of this stripped beauty, be sure to check out other custom ‘eye candy’ additions from our archives as well as the photo gallery below, and as always, stay safe on the twisties.

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