Rebels Uncaged: Revival Cycles' the 'Re-Buell'

Buell Ulysses Scrambler

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Revival Cycles' "Re-Buell" Buell Ulysses customRebel Yell Bourbon

The guys at Revival have a thing for dirt bikes. In the all-American spirit of Rebel Yell, the build used a 2007 Buell XB12X Ulysses as a base, with a Harley Davidson 1203cc engine.

“We have always loved the Ulysses,” says the Texan shop’s Alan Stulberg. “It’s an inexpensive, capable machine with plenty of reliable horsepower and torque on tap at any time. Sure, Ulysses S. Grant helped squash the ‘Rebel Yell’ of the Confederates, but we found the irony played out well with our bike of choice.”

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Revival Cycles' "Re-Buell" Buell Ulysses custom headlight detailRebel Yell Bourbon

The first task was to make the body as light as possible, so they stripped it down to the bare essentials. The custom aluminum tail section mimics a dirt bike sub-frame, narrow and visually light, with recessed LED turn signals and brake lights for a smooth, minimal look.

The alloy air box and electrical cover feature custom Rebel Yell paintwork, with a hand-formed alloy number plate and a quickly removable headlight for off-road excursions. Custom spoke wheels respond to a motocross-friendly suspension with stiffer springs. New fork lowers from an Aprilia were adapted to the Buell forks and custom machined wheel spacers, brake caliper brackets and sprocket spacers for reliable driveline components.

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Revival Cycles' "Re-Buell" Buell Ulysses custom engine detailRebel Yell Bourbon

Sporting a custom shorty stainless steel exhaust and an aluminum skid plate, the bike features an M-unit V2, a MotoScope Pro and M-blaze pin turn signals. Not to mention 103hp and 78lb/ft. of torque. Perfect for back roads and able to show up on the pavement, too.

The Re-Buell was built as a part of the Rebels Uncaged motorcycle giveaway sponsored by Rebel Yell Bourbon, the Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that encourages its drinkers to never go quietly. It is one of four bikes up for grabs, and you can enter daily for a chance to win it at RebelsUncaged.com now through September 30, 2016.

Revival rebuell
Revival Cycles' "Re-Buell" Buell Ulysses customRebel Yell Bourbon
Revival rebuell
Revival Cycles' "Re-Buell" Buell Ulysses customRebel Yell Bourbon
Revival rebuell
Revival Cycles' "Re-Buell" Buell Ulysses customRebel Yell Bourbon