150Kg, 150 horsepower: Hillbilly’s Chronos celebrates 25 years of…

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150kg, 150 horsepower: Hillbilly’s celebrates 25 years of Buell

Erik Buell built his bike 25 years ago, a for the AMA Formula One championship. Through his with Harley-Davidson, he mass-produced the true American sportsbike, and his have become known for imaginative and inventive use of technology.

In a that has become highly under the dominance of the Japanese Buell’s use of the frame as the fuel and the swingarm as the oil reservoir, his rim-mounted disc brakes, underslung and incredibly sharp handling bikes make this stand out as a breath of fresh even if until recently the have relied on vastly Harley engines in order to their apple-pie American

Scandinavia’s Hillbilly motors this custom racebike, the Chronos. as a tribute to Buell’s 25 of innovation. No stranger to custom Buells (check out his outrageous ), Hillbilly’s owner Jens has pulled a 150kg, 150 horsepower out of his hat with the Chronos — a to weight ratio the equal of the japanese litrebikes, and featuring stunning innovations of his own in his quest for and pinpoint handling…

For starters, the Chronos runs a control system, which a sensor mounted on the rear In order to fit this, Krüper the standard disc and caliper, and a 2-piston brake caliper to the drive sprocket on the other Next, in order to allow effective cooling of the hotted-up engine, he went for a horizontally Showa reverse rear with no linkage.

It actually operates backwards in to an ordinary shock — as the rear wheel rises, and when it drops.

Buell XBRR
Buell XBRR

The front maintains Buell’s “Zero Load” rim-mounted oversize but it’s now gripped by a trick Nissin caliper, and the carbon front fender includes a air scoop to channel cool air the caliper and disc. The aluminium has also been modified to an air scoop to feed the engine, which Krüper is keeping his shut.

Final drive is by chain, drive being unsuitable for sprocket braking and high-power applications, and the Chronos features a spring, hydraulically actuated dry clutch.

The Chronos is certainly its short, sharp tail giving the bike a dragster despite the short wheelbase are known for. You’d want to be hanging onn when you the throttle, there’s not a lot holding you in the Even with a “no paint it looks the business, and given extensive involvement in BEARS I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Chronos some serious track if not racing.

Plenty more pics of beauty in the gallery.

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