I’LL BE BACK. Desmobibu’s Buell Thunderbolt 80s Muscle Restomod
Being a child of the 80s, many of my first moto memories are tied back to this completely insane decade. Be it Mad Max, Purple Rain, Akira or Top Gun, their weird mix of B grade schlock coolness, no-holds barred fashion disasters and overt soft-focus machismo went a long way to making me the tragic bike fan I am today. Taking the decade and running with it, DesmoBibu’s Alex Maslin (aka ‘Bibu’) has created this 80s muscle bike restomod he’s named ‘The Buellinator’. Where’s Arnie when you need him?
Yes, his name is Alex, but everyone calls him ‘Bibu’ (pronounced ‘Bee-Boo’.) “I moved here from Romania a few years ago to follow my passion for custom motorcycles. For a year I’ve helped Tony from Analog Motorcycles around the shop. I worked on his Ducati 250 single build, the KTM super duke, the Royal Enfield Grasshopper and many others learning a lot about the business of building motorcycles. I was also able to use Tony’s shop to build a part of this bike. However, since completing the build I’ve decided to leave Analog and continue pursuing my passion for custom motorcycles on my own.”