The Springster. 127 Cubic Inch For The Street.

riverside1Riverside2Riverside3Riverside4Riverside5Some custom bikes don’t need a lot of narrative to understand the builder’s intention and how the build was done. A hardtail frame modified at the shop to accept a fat 18 x 8.5” rear tire (still a favorite in Europe) and a front 21” both wrapped in Conti Race Attack tires, an Ultima 127” engine to show the street what you are made of, a Buell XB12 front end just because it looks good on this type of bike, an oil tank hidden inside the  gas tank to visually lighten up the bike side view, a race car style tachometer and lettering on tires to tell everybody that you are ready to race and impress others, are the main ingredients for a cool around town sled. So much that the judges of the recent AMD world championsip of Bike Building voted France’s Riverside Motocyclettes the top winner of the Street Performance Class. More photos and tech sheet after the jump. (photography @ Onno Wieringa for Cyril Huze)

Riverside6Riverside7Riverside8Business Riverside Motocyclettes, France
Bike Name Springster
Builders Name Xavier Chante
Owner Xavier Raynal (Mister +)
Year / Model 2014
Engine Make / Size Ultima 127 ci
Frame Make / Type Riverside Motocyclettes
Rake 34 Stretch -2
Front End Buell XB12
Drivetrain BDL 2″
Wheels [Front] Southtern Motorcycles 21×3.5
Wheels [Rear] Southtern Motorcycles 18×8.5
Tyres [Front] Conti Race Attack 120 x 21
Tyres [Rear] Conti Race Attack 240 x 18
Brakes [Front] Beringer / Southern
Brakes [Rear] Beringer / Southern
Painter Daddygraph
Chroming / Plating Chromalux
Additional Info
Oil tank in gas tank, pipes, handlebar, brake bracket, seat post, electrical, etc… hand-made by Riverside.

21 Responses to “The Springster. 127 Cubic Inch For The Street.”

  1. 1 Jay Renner Dec 22nd, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Nice sled. But 127″ for the street may be too much on this kind of machine.

  2. 2 P.Hamilton Dec 22nd, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Pretty good, but front wheel too tall.

  3. 3 Jesse Dec 22nd, 2014 at 10:38 am

    …and rear wheel too fat.

  4. 4 malibu motorcycle works Dec 22nd, 2014 at 10:43 am

    i really like it . hopefully we will start seeing more bikes like this vs. over the top baggers

  5. 5 JohnuLetGo Dec 22nd, 2014 at 10:45 am


  6. 6 kevin boyle kustoms Dec 22nd, 2014 at 11:50 am

    really like it myself ….nice change !

  7. 7 rcupp Dec 22nd, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Looks great but the exhaust blows on the ass cheeks…

  8. 8 Eric Maurer Dec 22nd, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    100% awesome!

  9. 9 18bravo Dec 22nd, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    If your ass cheeks hang that low, you may want to spend more time in the gym and less on the keyboard.

  10. 10 mack Dec 22nd, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Most excellent…..somewhere Jay is smiling ….long live the springer !

  11. 11 ps Dec 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    battery is the lowest point on the frame and exhaust under the seat…double fail

  12. 12 A 1 CYCLES Dec 22nd, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    cyril..linked brakes? cant see the rear pedal…nice bike

  13. 13 Tom Ryan Dec 22nd, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Real nice bike! However, I wouldn’t want to ride it with a bag of Redenbacher’s popcorn in my back pocket.

  14. 14 Blackmax Dec 22nd, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Whoa !!!
    That is some bike !!!
    Kudos to the builder for pushing the envelope
    I’m too old to ride it, but man, I’m sure it would be a lot of fun !!!!

  15. 15 Zenaldo Dec 22nd, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Im thinkin not so much for a ride of any distance..but a quick arrival for a short trip…

  16. 16 calif phil Dec 23rd, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Very cool. I luv it.

  17. 17 Drew Dec 23rd, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Big front wheel baggers, or rear tire burners. I choose the latter of the two.
    Nice looking machine. Merry Christmas to whomever is lucky enough to be riding it during the holidays!! 🙂

  18. 18 Big Mike Dec 23rd, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Agree with others, the exhaust exit points would be pretty hot right there by your butt. Also, I didn’t see the fuel capacity in the specs but imagine it’s not much with the oil bag inside. With a 124 incher, you probably wouldn’t get far.

    I love the design though. I know fat tires are pretty much out in the US, but I like the look and am still hanging on to my fat tired Big Dog.

  19. 19 Mike Dec 25th, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Beautiful build. Much respect to the shop that put this one together.

  20. 20 Dave Blevins Dec 25th, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I like it, looks very nice… I don’t get the name though, Springster?

  21. 21 stsn Dec 25th, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Maybe for the massive clutch springs?

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