Bullit Motorcycles unveil Gulf Oil limited editions

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Bullit Motorcycles have unveiled limited edition Gulf Oil livery versions of two of their small-capacity retro bikes. Just 250 Bullit Hero models and 150 Bullit Spirit café racers will be made in the iconic baby blue and orange racing colours.

As well as the striking livery, both bikes have received a number of upgraded parts over the standard versions and also come with a commemorative Gulf watch.

The paintjobs mark a new partnership between Bullit’s parent company, Mooof NV and Gulf Europe that will see Gulf lubricants used across the Bullit range, and available from the dealer network.

Gulf Oil side panel detail

"This is a very exciting new partnership for Mooof NV and Bullit Motorcycles," said Bullit UK Brand Manager, Henry Maplethorpe.

"Gulf Oil has over 100 years of experience and its products are trusted by millions of customers every day, so we’re very pleased to be able to offer our own customers the opportunity to purchase Gulf Motorcycle Oil through our dealer network."

Bullit Hero

MCN tested the 125cc Bullit Hero back in 2017, and said: "The Hero looks and sounds the part (its exhaust is lovely and fruity) and on a 125 its better to be upright and ready to take on the traffic rather than tucked into a racer-style crouch like its café racer sibling, the Spirit.

"The Hero’s upright stance and wide bars give you a real sense of dominating the road – despite the fact you are only travelling at 50mph. The Hero is ideal for carving through busy city streets and avoiding obstacles."

Gulf Oil fuel tank detail

Bullit Spirit

MCN tested the Bullit Spirit, too, saying, "The Spirit is a fantastic looking café racer 125 that is on fashion as well as on the money. Its price alone makes it worth a second look and it’s a great intro to two-wheels for fashion-conscious learners.

"The clip-ons aren’t too aggressive and the seat (which is a solo unit only) is comfortable. Weighing just 118kg and riding on cheap suspension with questionable Timsun tyres does make it feel a little skittish in bends, and again it’s not a patch on something like a 125 Duke, but it’s not that bad and I suspect most machines will spend their days in city streets anyway."


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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Assistant Editor (Motorcycling), hick for life, two cylinders max