The Bully Buell X1 Lightning by Deus Ex Machina
The silhouette of this massive beast of a bike is what gives this 80’s inspired superbike its name. The Bully by Deus Ex Machina began from the aftermath of a crashed Buell X1 Lightning, a factor that contributed to the nickname, along with being a play on the spelling of ‘Buell’. The chassis and frame were completely reformed and stabilized with a new chromoly swingarm and subframe. Designer Michael Wollaway, or “Wollie” to his friends, then got to work by customizing the bike from top to bottom and from front to back using as many American made devices and components as possible.
The Bully is a very aggressive design that thumps, shakes, and pulls as it’s being ridden through town or over tougher off road terrain. With both a handmade aluminum gas tank and custom leather seat, no detail was spared to create Woolie’s artistic vision.
Much of the inspiration behind the Bully’s design came from the 1980’sTZ250 motorcycles with a paint scheme that was derived from the Wollie’s favorite pair of Nike basketball shoes. An asymmetrical speedo and fender brackets that extend outward from opposing sides of the bike add to the awesome aesthetics of this one-of-a-kind custom that is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.
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