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Custom master Iron Pirate Garage has unveiled the Buell XB9 café racer, a road legal backstreet-brawling hulk of a motorcycle.

The XB9 was also under-appreciated by enthusiasts at the time but, as we’re seeing now, the custom scene is starting to take notice of the bike’s chunky style and steady adaptability. Iron Pirate’s Buell XB9 features a short wheelbase, slender 175kg dry weight, and boasts 92Nm of torque thanks to the build’s engine. The front forks were swapped out for a set of Progressive suspension units and a Motogadget mini display for the rider.

The finished product is leaner, meaner and perhaps our favorite custom Buell yet.

Meanwhile, this Yamaha XT550 has been transformed into a beautiful board tracker.

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