It’s A Buell. Kind Of…

A very sick bike that required a major surgery done by Kevin Boyle owner of Massachusetts based The V-Twin Motorcycle Medic. This one was started after the 25th anniversary bagger Kevin built for Sumax, the powdercoating expert. Seduced by the advantages of powdercoat over paint and not inclined to have a lot or even a little bit of chrome to clean after each ride, Kevin Boyle decided to have Sumax powdercoat everything possible. And almost everything can be powdercoated on a motorcycle…Result? No paint (except the pinstriping) and no chromed parts on this project.

Medic Kevin assisted by parts nurse (and wife) Sara, decided to use a very radical Redneck Engineering frame (Mutant model) with an extreme 51-degree of rake, 2” backbone stretch and minus 2” in the down tubes, in which he installed a year 1995 Buell S2 motor (1203 cc) equipped with Keith Black high compression pistons and the original factory Buell transmission. Body work was bought from Redneck engineering but all steel was massaged to Kevin’s taste and highly polished before to be sent with many other parts to Sumax for strong coats of powdercoating in sparkling copper and tuxedo black.

Treatment also included a one-off 2 into 1 wrapped exhaust, a beefy 56mm inverted front end from MeanStreet Products, a BDL open belt primary system, JayBrake hand controls installed on Carlini bars, a bad ass seat (upholstery by Shirley Zannel) supported by a single Progressive Suspension shock. Wheels are 21 x 3.25” (front), 18 x 5.5” (rear) ordered from Ride Wright Wheels and rolling on Metzeler tires.

Kevin tells me that this 9 foot long Buell handles right and is good for trips in 250 mile stints, more than what most bikers do every day. And by the way, he would like to raise some money to start a new project. So, if you are interested, ask for the Medic 413- 442-1616. The V-Twin Motorcycle Medic (pictures courtesy K. & S. Boyle)

22 Responses to “It’s A Buell. Kind Of…”

  1. 1 Bigalyts Feb 23rd, 2011 at 9:10 am

    What a great looking Bike. You have done a World Class Job! Your concept with the Powder Coating should be very well conceived in the Business. I have seen the first Redneck Buell Built Bike in Daytona, about 5 or 6 years ago. I thought this was a Winner, except they didn’t have the Seat Shock system as your version makes a Huge difference. I don’t think Redneck has done many of these Buell/Redneck Bikes! I am sure that they are happy to see your Progress!

  2. 2 broadwaylee Feb 23rd, 2011 at 9:11 am

    kevin and sara are great people running a kick ass shop nice to see others now knowing this !

  3. 3 Brother Tiberius Feb 23rd, 2011 at 9:12 am

    That thing is way cool. I think his only loss is that his wife can’t enjoy the ride with him!


  4. 4 James at BAKER Feb 23rd, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I met Kevin and Sara this year at Cincinnati. Killer job, Kevin! Way good and way fun people, we had a blast!

  5. 5 Larry R Feb 23rd, 2011 at 10:17 am

    One really sweet ride!

  6. 6 zyon Feb 23rd, 2011 at 11:15 am

    The color choices are amazing. the cream rims really set everything off.

  7. 7 Brenda Fox Feb 23rd, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Great job! Keep up the great work Kevin and Sara!

  8. 8 Paul @ Jaybrake Feb 23rd, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Another bad ass ride Kevin, you and Sara keep up the good work!

  9. 9 Jeff Nicklus Feb 23rd, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I really like the “Zero Chrome” look….great job Kevin.

    Over & Out,


  10. 10 A 1 CYCLES Feb 23rd, 2011 at 11:58 am


  11. 11 TK Feb 23rd, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Met with Kevin and the lovely Sara in Cinnci a few years ago while working for our Parent company. They are both the most straight up people. if you are in their area you don’t have to think twice about doing business with them, they are the best. Ya,ya the m/c is meticulous and beautiful but that’s how they do things at Motorcycle Medic, it is the way they do things and the way they treat you that will keep you coming back for more.
    P.S. This not a paid advertisement. L.O.L.

  12. 12 Steve Hog Radio Producer Feb 23rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I like the bike with exception of the rims not a fan of these types of rims. Overall though it holds up well. I also like the look of the bike with it completely powder coated everything matches.

    Great job guys.

  13. 13 Richie Feb 24th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Very cool. Refreshing after an overdose of pseudo bobbers.

  14. 14 2Low Feb 24th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Fenders and gas tank are of different colors. Rare on a custom bike and it works.

  15. 15 H. Shulz Feb 24th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    With 5 degrees less of rake it would be perfect and my taste.

  16. 16 Vision Feb 24th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Elegant, sexy and unique while still looking like a motorcycle. Kevin you have great vision and the abilities to bring it to reality without compromise.

  17. 17 Gangsta Money Feb 24th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    By far one of the best bikes i have seen done by Kev and Sara from Motorcycle Medic. The have such great tallent and are great at what they do. Keep up the magnificant work both of you.
    Your homie Slater

  18. 18 martin Twofeather Feb 24th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Excellent, Kevin

  19. 19 Theodor Feb 25th, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Super project
    Super bike

  20. 20 maroco Feb 25th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Top bike, love the color and the general look.

  21. 21 live2rideaglide Feb 28th, 2011 at 11:07 pm


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