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You won’t often find me talking about my deep desires for a Buell motorcycle in my garge – any long-time Asphalt & Rubber reader should surely know this by now. But, what you are looking at here might be the only Buell I lust after – in Claudia Schiffer sort of way.

The bike I am referring to is the BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike, which finished 4th in the exhibition class in 2017. You won’t see it at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year though, unfortunately because of sponsorship reasons.

But, this doesn’t have to be the final chapter of the BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike however, and in fact, you could be writing its future story. This is because Bottpower is selling its race bike, and let me tell you, it is one tasty piece of two-wheeled machinery.







At the core of the BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike is a 1,340cc Buell XBRR engine with titanium valves. Bottpower says it makes 150hp.

Rounding out the package, Buell’s wayward air-cooled v-twin engine has been wedged into a titanium chassis of Bottpower’s own design, with a street-tracker stance.

The rest of the build list for this tracker is even more impressive. As a race bike, Bottpower picked the best bits and bobs in order to tackle Pikes Peak:







  • Öhlins / Ceracarbon forks with carbon fiber inner tubes and Öhlins TTX cartridges
  • Öhlins TTX Shock absorber 
  • Rotobox carbon fiber wheels with titanium axles
  • Triple clamp with titanium axle
  • Brembo master cylinder, calipers, discs
  • STM slipper clutch
  • AIM data recording system
  • Carbon fiber seat and airbox

There’s no word on pricing yet for the BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike, but the Spanish firm says that it also has several brand new Buell XBRR engines available as well – in case you want to start your own v-twin project.

You can get in touch with David from Bottpower via email, if you’re interested in the race bike or Buell engines.

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike







BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak race bike

Source: Bottpower







Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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