Revival Cycles has unveiled their new custom bike named ‘Revival Birdcage’ featuring the new BMW Motorrad boxer engine.
American motorcycle customizers Revival Cycles have just released their latest creation on 11 April 2019. The new custom bike, namely “The Revival Birdcage”, is based on the prototype of a new BMW boxer engine. The bike made its appearance at the exclusive Revival Party on the eve of the Handbuilt Show in Austin, Texas.
Revival Birdcage marks the start of growth of Revival Cycles
“The “Revival Birdcage” turned out great and really showcases our Big Boxer perfectly. Following the “Departed” from CUSTOM WORKS ZON, this is the second fascinating custom bike built around the prototype of the BMW Motorrad Big Boxer. We will also be showing a BMW Motorrad developed concept bike featuring this engine in the first half-year of 2019. BMW Motorrad will present a series production motorcycle with the Big Boxer for the Cruiser segment in the course of 2020,” says Timo Resch, Vice President Sales and Marketing BMW Motorrad as quoted from the BMW Press.
“We admire the work done by Revival, who has developed into one the most noteworthy US customizers in the custom scene over the last years”, says Timo Resch at the Handbuilt Show. Naturally, we want to keep growing. One step we will take to do so, certainly in the US market, is to enter the Cruiser segment. BMW Motorrad is consistently pursuing its growth strategy with the clear aim of becoming the number one in the Premium Big Bike Segment.”
The Revival Birdcage is a titanium beauty
The frame of the “Revival Birdcage” is made of titanium and was developed by Revival Cycles itself. The team had individually crafter the handlebars, footrests, shift lever, seat and unique carbon suspension components.
“This was our first time to build a frame with titanium, that alone was already a significant challenge. Regardless, the frame came together very well in the end. We are very pleased with the result as it accomplished the goal of being nearly transparent. We wanted to focus attention on the engine and that is precisely what we achieved with this completely unique frame we designed. You can easily view the engine and the drivetrain from all angles,” says Alan Stulberg, head of Revival Cycles.
Alan Stulberg’s team took inspiration from Ernst Hennes’ record-setting machines from the late 1920s and early 1930s. It took around six months to develop the motorcycle.