El Toro Blanco. A Buell Or Sportster Conversion Job. $12,995.

Of interest to a lot of readers owning a Buell or Sporster. With such a bike as a donor, Lightning Rod Motorcycles propose to do a conversion like the one you are looking at. El Toro Blanco took its new appearance by using a rigid Paughco frame with a 35-degree neck rake, keeping a Buell engine and front end, using the factory 7/8 handlebars and is equipped with ZX-10 hand controlsG and GSXR steering damper. The bike rolls on 21 x 3″ front and 21 x 3.5″ 60-spoke wheels keeping the Buell rotors and but using ZRX1200r Tokiko caliper.

Seat is race bike style seat from Fab Kevin and suspended on twin shocks. To accentuate its sporty/race look, the bike use AMA safety wire for brakes and oil filter. The paint job and powdercoat seen here is all Semi Gloss “denim”, using an off white with Pegan gold and black pinstripes. Lightning Rod Motorcycles is offering such conversion service to the public for $12,995.00 with a short 60 day build time using the customer pre-2003 Buell or Sportster.

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14 Responses to “El Toro Blanco. A Buell Or Sportster Conversion Job. $12,995.”


  1. 1 Shifter Sep 28th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Nice, but at the end, it’s still a $ 17/18 K machine.Good if starting from a basket case or selling original parts at a good price on eBay.

  2. 2 2Low Sep 28th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Pretty good. But for this price the bike deserves a better looking pulley and air cleaner.

  3. 3 Shawn Sep 28th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    If I was going to chop a buell, I’d go with either Redneck Engineering or Detroit Brothers. Redneck Eng. has a pretty bad ass kit for the buell xbs….. which can keep the original wheels with those radial rotors. 🙂

  4. 4 Jeremy Sep 28th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Like the twin shocks. Good for some transgression around town. Will the bike stay titled with a buell or harley title? (new frame)

  5. 5 Ryan Kemper Sep 28th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    It’s good looking but I am wondering about an exhaust so high, againt the right thigh when using mid-controls.

  6. 6 RUB Sep 28th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    just not a fan of the skinny back tire .

  7. 7 C O L E M A N F U Sep 28th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Thin is in.

  8. 8 disturbedvn Sep 29th, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Please use a Sportster and leave the last of the tubed Buells alone. There’s enough Sportsters out there we could all build 2 of these bikes and still have plenty to trip over.

  9. 9 Doc Robinson Sep 29th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Pretty and cool.

  10. 10 Larry R Sep 29th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Me like!!

  11. 11 Iron Horse Sep 29th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Gotta agree with Shifter about the price. Way too much coin for what you end up with, even if you got the donor bike for cheap. I’m also not a fan of the skinny rear tire.

  12. 12 RUB Sep 29th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Thin is in ? C man , you need to get out more and stop following the crowd .

  13. 13 infidel Oct 4th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    this bike kicks ASS. u know.

  14. 14 Steve Carr Oct 4th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks for all the comments, we enjoy everyones point of view.

    One thing we would like to note:

    This model, “El Toro Blanco” at the price of $12,995.00, includes the donor bike, Sportster or Buell.
    We think that in today’s market, this is an awsome price for a custom bike of any style.

    If a customer wants to use a bike they own, we will adjust the price accordingly.

    Thanks

    Steve Carr
    Lightning Rod Motorcycles

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