Bottpower BOTT XR-1 – If Buell Made a Harley

03/07/2011 @ 8:23 am, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

Bottpower may have not had the most success in the Moto2 racing category, but they sure know how to make some drool-worthy motorcycles. Taking its hands to a different style of motorcycle, the Spanish firm envisions a flat track racer that’s not too disimilar from the Harley-Davidson XR1200. Cool, but not crazy, right?

Well the best part about this one-off motorcycle, which Bottpower is making the frame for a special customer (a kit for other customers may be possible if the demand is there), is that the BOTT XR-1 will be built from spare Buell parts, which is a sorta of perverse and ironic twist of fate if you ask us.

Borrowing a donor Buell’s motor, suspension, wheels, brakes, and swingarm, the BOTT XR-1 uses a central spine chassis that is of Bottpower’s own creation. Although designed after the Harley-Davidson XR 750, the bike’s closest modern doppelganger is the XR1200, which has seen some favorable buzz now that it’s finally stateside. Compared to Harley’s flat track inspired street bike, the Bottpower BOTT XR-1 compares very favorably performance-wise.

Making 100hp and weighing 375 lbs, the BOTT XR-1 easily tops the XR1200’s 85hp and 550 lbs bulk, despite the two sharing a common thread in the Sportster-derived motor. We generally just like the flat track meets street look that Bottpower has created here, which has a bit sportier feel than the Harley-Davidson pater familias. Milwaukee take note please.

Source: Bottpower via The Kneeslider

  • Other Sean

    This is a flat tracker. The XR1200 is not. That thing is just another bloated pig with some flat tracker styling queues.

  • hoyt

    “Making 100hp and weighing 375 lbs, the BOTT XR-1 easily tops the XR 1200′s 85hp and 550 lbs bulk, despite the two sharing a common thread in the Sportster-derived motor.”

    That was worth noting again.

  • Steve

    Very nice!!!! I’ll take one.

  • A bike like this would be great to get the sportbike/naked crowd thinking about a Harley. I really don’t think Harley has any interest in something like this.

    True they built the XR-1200 which is a start but like the article mentioned kept the power down and the weight up.

    For the record I’d love something like this.

  • Richard Gozinya

    About time someone did this. The Buell XB motor is better in every way than the crap stuck in the XR1200. More power, more torque, even gets better fuel economy. Will be interesting to see how well this bike performs, the concept looks great.

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  • Scooter

    Just what I always wanted. A motorcycle with an under powered and out dated Harley Davidson motor. No thanks – I’ll pass.

  • buellracerx

    Interested to know how they got it down to 375lbs…even race-spec H-D XR’s weigh in at 415-420lbs…especially running what looks like the heavy Buell stock undercan

    great looking bike, but bottom line – ANYTHING can look good on paper. make it work in the real world (talking chassis dynamics here) and I’ll be impressed.

  • Buellista

    I used to tolerate harley-davidson because they sold Buells, which I came to love for their clever design. However, after the cowardly stabbing of Erik in the back, h-d can burn in hell forever!!! They (h-d) are too cowardly to build anything other than heavy, ill handling, chrome covered piles of mierda. Bottpower is a breath of fresh air and I truly hope they build this tracker and, perhaps, others with an S&S X-Wedge engine. Power to the people!

  • Jeff B

    The bike looks great and if the weight is accurate it will rip. You fools no nothing of the XR by the way you guys all talk. Its the same engine as the XB Buell and the only reason Buell makes more numbers is because the air box and exhaust set up. The XR is any thing but a big PIG and will give most Sport bikes a run for there money. Although the XR is not what you would call super fast it will handle in the twisties like any sport bike and with the right rider better. I have mine down to about 520lbs and the power is up to 92hp with 84Tq. Its topend has been increased from 120 mph to 141. So the next time I here one of you fools spouting how great your Jap bike is I know you never rode the XR. Many people I know have made the switch from ducati,aprilia,bmw and Jap bikes to the XR and they love it so before you criticize, get your lazy Arse to the nearest HD dealer and become a believer