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The customised Buell XB9S Lightning on show in Japan
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Buell gets a glorious makeover

By Michael Carroll -

Custom & modified bikes

 29 December 2008 08:00

A clever team of Japanese custom builders has turned Buell’s bug-eyed XB9S Lightning into this stunning café racer-style bike.

There’s hardly anything of the donor 2005 bike left, and those parts that remain have been heavily modified.

The Glory took Kawasaki-based builders Hide Motorcycle four months to complete. A spokesman said they would normally work with mainstream Harley-Davidson’s, but couldn’t resist the chance to do something different.

Keep your eyes peeled for full details of the £40,000 bike in the Dec 31 issue of MCN.