Buell Lightning X1 Bully
For an employer, there’s nothing better than hiring a kick-arse staff member. I’m sure that over at the Venice Beach chapter of Deus Ex Machina they couldn’t be any happier with their motorcycle design director Michael Woolaway (aka Woolie). Since he came onboard Wollie has produced a stunning portfolio of customs for Deus USA and his latest build “The Bully” is most certainly no exception. The Bully started out as a smashed Buell Lightning X1, but as you can see it’s now a thing of immaculate beauty.
As we’ve come to expect with all Deus builds The Bully has an incredible level of finish. Sporting the usual show quality paint finish and custom logo graphics it’s a sight to behold. The contrasting blood red and aqua blue paint scheme (inspired by the customer’s favorite pair of Nike shoes) works perfectly with the anodized components splashed around on the Bully’s body and the white racing number style panels let you know this bike means business.
The bruised and battered X1 underwent a series of frame surgeries to get it back in shape. With an entirely new subframe and swingarm in place, Woolie then started his Cafe Racer style build with an aim to use as many American made parts as possible. Rizoma USA provided the bulk of the color-coded, anodized goodies bolted to its engine and the handmade brake reservoir you can see sitting proudly on the bars was created by Works Performance.