ELEMENTALLY MENTAL. A Buell Firebolt Ice Racer from Sweden’s NCCR
We wear our hearts on our sleeves when it comes to bikes that inhabit the edges of the modern custom scene. To put it simply, the more unique and esoteric they are, the better we like them. And we’d put money on the fact that today’s bike is just about as esoteric as you’ll find anywhere. Faced with the task of building a test mule for self-developed moto race frames, Sweden‘s NCCR – or ‘Northern Classic, Custom & Race’ – were also staring down the barrel of a brutal Northern winter. Their solution? An insane Buell Ice Racer slash moonshine runner that’s hot enough to turn ice into fire.
NCCR is a family company located about 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of Stockholm. For those who didn’t pay attention in high school geography, that’s way up there. Hell, it’s so far north, it makes Moscow look like Sydney. The Krüper family has worked closely for more than 20 years with Buell and Erik Buell Racing motorcycles, but now they’ve gone over the top with tube chassis builders ME-Racing and steel makers SSAB to create this beautifully mythical Norse beast.