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The Bullitt OG2 gets some love

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on the OG2, and with another Biltwell 100 on the horizon, it’s time to share the significant upgrades we made in 2023. We’ve overhauled the suspension, giving the OG2 a whole new level of performance and style.

Upgrades at a Glance:

  • Front Suspension: A complete KTM front end for enhanced handling and stability. (more to come here)
  • Rear Suspension: Dual Nitron remote reservoir rear shocks for superior comfort and control.
  • Rear Wheel: A mega-wide 4.5″ x 17″ Excel rim, wrapped in a Pirelli Scorpion Rally Rear 150/70-17 tire, for improved traction and a rugged look.

Despite the initial crustiness of the used parts, a bit of elbow grease brought everything back to life. The new Nitron shocks not only outperformed the previous Works Performance shocks but also added some serious height. The new rear wheel set up is a mega-wide 4.5″ x 17″ Excel rim laced to a bronze Talon hub, wrapped in a Pirelli Scorpion Rally Rear 150/70-17. The OG2 now looks and feels more formidable than ever.

One upgrade I didn’t anticipate needing was new hardware for the rear shocks. Thanks to a recommendation from our friends at British Customs, we installed their Shock Hardware Dress Up kit. It was a breeze to install and added a polished finish to the shocks—a small but impactful upgrade that I highly recommend.

Reflections and Looking Ahead:
The transformation of the OG2 has been a rewarding journey. These upgrades have not only enhanced the bike’s aesthetics but have also significantly improved its off-road capabilities. As we gear up for another adventure, I’m excited to see how these changes hold up and contribute to our overall experience.

Bullitt OG2 custom Triumph rear tire and Nitron shocks

Shock hardware kit not pictured here.

Stay tuned for a separate post detailing the KTM front-end installation, and in the meantime, I’d love to hear about your own motorcycle upgrade adventures. Share your stories in the comments below!

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, combines over a decade of OEM motorcycle marketing experience with his passion for custom builds. Since 2008, he has been the driving force behind The Bullitt, a digital platform celebrating the art and culture of motorcycles.