Giving New Life To A Buell

Not intended by Eric Buell, his motorcycles, at least motor and transmission from Harley, are becoming donors to a plethora of new built custom motorcycles. And this phenomenon can also be observed abroad, especially in Europe. After building the ‘Black & Fast” cruiser featured in this Blog 3 weeks ago, Fred Duban wanted to build something radically different. When he returned from Daytona Bike Week to his shop in France, he convinced a new client that the bike he had in mind was exactly what the client was looking for…

400 hours of labor later, Rooster(1) was born using a Dub Performance custom rigid frame, a Buell X1 engine and transmission, a one off gas tank and an oil tank welded to the rear fender. The bike showcases 2 of the newest Dub Performance custom parts, an oval air cleaner and a massive primary cover machined out of solid billet aluminum. Nobody will miss the gorgeous custom exhaust, by itself a true piece of art. Wheels are 60-spoke (21″ front, 18″ rear) both dressed with Continental tires (front 90/90/21, rear  240/40/18) and slowed by 4-piston Beringer brakes. Dub Performance.

(1) The Rooster is the non-official symbol of France that you can see on all national teams’ jerseys. In slang, it is also the name given to a man whose preferred pass time is to chase ladies, with or without a motorcycle. And the owner of this bike…Well, you understood.

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16 Responses to “Giving New Life To A Buell”


  1. 1 Dave Blevins Nov 8th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Very nice.

  2. 2 dub Nov 8th, 2010 at 8:36 am

    thank you my friend !

  3. 3 Wikked Steel Nov 8th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Beautiful bike. Nice flowing lines but the seat looks a little small. Awesome exhaust and that Dub primary is sweet!

  4. 4 Francis Nov 8th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Nice job, Fred, you’re one of the best french builder !

  5. 5 LENNY SINNET ASTC PERFORMANCE Nov 8th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Very nice The primary and air cleaner are hot giving a great look. This whole bike has a great look and nice to see bike with Buell power train.

  6. 6 barefootjerry Nov 8th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Fred …
    as USUAL …..

    OUTSTANDING SCOOT .
    thumbs UP !

    (MilwaukeeBelle)

  7. 7 Jason Nov 8th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Holy crap! That primary cover is awesome!

  8. 8 maroco Nov 8th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Great bike, very nice details, congrats.

  9. 9 bajerry Nov 8th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    With the prices on sportsters being so reasonable, you are going to see many more outstanding bikes built from them.

  10. 10 Fly Nov 8th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    again, love your work Dub! :-)

  11. 11 GRIP ACE - DIGITAL SWITCHES Nov 8th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Very Nice!!!!

  12. 12 RUB Nov 8th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    very nice , only thing is , my fat azz would need a bigger seat ………………………………….

  13. 13 martin Twofeather Nov 9th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Excellent work it should make anyone proud to ride France or here,I hope it is in Daytona in March.

  14. 14 jatinder pal Nov 10th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Beautiful bike….love the white paint scheme and i am putting on to my current build.

  15. 15 disturbedvn Nov 10th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    nice bike but…. could you stop using up the Buells and leave them for the few of us who like to ride them. Use plain Sportsters there’s more then enough of them out there most of these custom bikes get used for show’s and pic’s so no one will know the difference anyway. Thanks

  16. 16 Cloudwalker Nov 11th, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Now that is totally different and pleasing to see at the same time. Great lines, it has a smooth flowing look to it.

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