REVIVAL BMW LANDSPEEDER MOTORCYCLE
A modern interpretation of a legendary racing bike. Built to perform and based on the record-breaking 1928 BMW R37
The most successful record-breaking motorcycle
That machine was a 1928 BMW R37 racer—one of the most successful record-breaking motorcycles ever built, and a sight to behold. Stulberg remembers being smitten. “From the aero-shaped handlebars to the solid wheel cover, it was everything beautiful about a race bike that you could imagine.” Unfortunately, one of Revival Cycles‘ founding principles is that they don’t build sculptures. “We build motorcycles that try to be better than their factory starting points: lighter, faster, better handling and more beautiful.”
designed to perform at speed
The bike we’re looking at here is the gallery bike. But the underpinnings are designed to perform at speed. “We want ‘our’ machine to exceed 150mph, so both builds need to be capable.”Even though the gallery bike will never be ridden by anyone except the Revival team, the engine has been rebuilt. It’s hooked up to a magneto ignition system with electronic advance control—since you don’t need a battery, lights or alternator for race or display bikes. The front suspension is far superior to the one Henne used on his bike, which topped out at 173 mph. The steering angle is a steep 24 degrees, but it’s balanced out with a full six inches of trail. [Via]
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