“La Belva” – 2001 Buell X1 Cafe Racer in Italy

In Cafe Racer, Custom, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Built by Sartorie Meccaniche, this custom based on a Buell X1 Lightning is called “La Belva” – which translates to “Wild Beast.” The builders say it’s “American power with a British flavor mixed up with Italian taste.” What do you think of it?

The build features a new subframe with LED lighting, Tommaselli bars, Motogadget speedometer, and more. My favorite modification is the fiberglass Norton endurance racing tank, which has a clear strip on each side to function as a fuel gauge. Fans of fuel injection will be disappointed as the stock EFI has been replaced with a single carb. This bike has been featured on several websites, including BikeEXIF, Rocket Garage, Inazuma Cafe Racer, and even the book the The Ride 2nd Gear. For more on the build, check out the article on BikeEXIF.

Find La Belva for sale in Bergamo, Italy for $12,639 here on The Bike Shed.