Bottpower XC1 Cafe Racer Takes Shape

01/07/2014 @ 1:36 pm, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS


We here at Asphalt & Rubber are big fans of the work that Bottpower is churning out, and whether your particular poison is the Bottpower M211 Moto2 race bike, the Bottpower BOTT 1000 Morlaco street bike, or Bottpower XR1 street tracker, the small Spanish company has a little something for everyone.

Next up for Bottpower is a cafe racer, which is based off the company’s latest creation, the XR1 (track day porn: here). Though the first iteration is almost ready for a customer, so far Bottpower has only given us some renders of the rolling chassis for public consumption.

Like the XR1, a donor Buell XB is used for its engine, brakes, and suspension (the first XC1 will use only a Buell motor however), which makes this machine more of a do-it-yourself kit for the mechanically inclined.

If Bottpower’s other work is any indication, we can’t wait to see how this project comes out. Also, note the custom swingarm, in orange, that Bottpower is building as well. Tasty.







Source: Bottpower

  • Dr. Gellar

    Lovely! :-) Can’t wait to see the rest…

  • crshnbrn

    Mr. Beeler,

    When I read the following statement in your post on the ‘Buell XB12R Concept by Holographic Hammer’ dated 12/30/2013, “While many Buell customs have come across our desk, we think the work done by Holographic Hammer, the work of love by BMW Motorrad designer Sylvain Berneron, is the only one to really embrace the opportunity that Buell’s create.”, I thought perhaps you had forgotten about Bottpower and their work on the XR1.
    Buells are not for everyone, and not enough people were for Buells for Harley-Davidson to keep them in the loop when H-D circled their wagons in 2009 when the poop hit the propeller in regards to the global economy. But there are riders out there who are for Buells. They get it, and so do the guys at Bottpower.

  • paulus

    Overall concept is reminiscent of the confederate frame style… looking forward to see the result.

  • smiler

    If they want to export they are going to have to change the name.

  • Doug

    BOTT Power does great work.

    Jensen – any update on that big twin track bike you actually rode at Thunderhill last summer?

  • Dr. Gellar

    Kudos to Bottpower for their XR1/XC1…I think it is brilliant.

    It baffles me that Harley has never come up with or gone forward with an idea like this for a family of sport motorcycles of their own. Of course for a while they had Buell, but these bikes were shunned by many due to their quirky styling and tech. To me the Bottpower XR1/XC1 kit eliminates a lot of that, and allows for a light-weight, compact machine (unlike the rather bloated XR1200) with the potential for more conservative styling that, as Bottpower is showing, could easily (relatively speaking) be used for multiple platforms (street-tracker, cafe-racer…even a standard or full-fairing bike could be possible I imagine). It’s a missed opportunity in my opinion.