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This Buell is a Glimpse into the Future of Customization

This Buell is a Glimpse into the Future of Customization

Using CAD to customize a motorcycle: Buell XB12 by Paolo Tesio
Call us romantic, but we love the idea of old-school craftsmanship. The process of starting a project on a piece of paper, and bringing it to life with English wheels and planing hammers. It’s how this beloved scene of ours was built: by hand.

But although we’re enamored by the tools of the past, we’re equally captivated by the tools of the future. And this futuristic Buell is the poster child for cutting edge techniques. Instead of being built in a dusty old shed, it was created in a modern studio with CAD software and a 3D printer.

Using CAD to customize a motorcycle: Buell XB12 by Paolo Tesio
It’s the brainchild of Paolo ‘Tex’ Tesio—an Italian automotive designer with over 20 years industry experience. Tesio spends his days at a design and engineering firm, working for a major auto manufacturer.…

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