revival cycles hand-builds tribute to record breaking motorcyclist ernst henne
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austin, texas shop revival cycles believes that the motorcycle should be more than a machine, it is an aesthetic expression that demonstrates the beauty of purposeful form. with the ‘henne BMW landspeeder’, the team demonstrates that it isn’t enough to just have a mechanically adequate machine. visual forms must also meet the requirements.
the team lengthened the wheelbase compared to the original
the hand-made gallery motorcycle was heavily influenced by ernst henne’s original ‘landspeeder’ – he broke 76 land speed world records between 1929 to 1937. revival spent a whole month simply shaping the full aluminum bodywork and fairing. following the same themes, the aero-style valve covers and stainless hardware were all custom machined to match. the front suspension is sudden with a 24 degree setup, and includes a classic trailing link suspension with a kinematic progressive linkage.
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the front view revival cycles included the motorcycle with custom rims the seating is finished in rough-leather the twin tail pipes the all-alloy frame 24 degree front wheel the hand-shaped coverings