revival cycles hand-builds tribute to record breaking motorcyclist ernst henne revival cycles hand-builds tribute to record breaking motorcyclist ernst henne
feb 12, 2016

revival cycles hand-builds tribute to record breaking motorcyclist ernst henne

revival cycles hand-builds tribute to record breaking motorcyclist ernst henne
all images courtesy of revival cycles




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. 

revival-cycles-henne-bmw-landspeeder-designboom-02the 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. 


video courtesy of revival cycles

revival-cycles-henne-bmw-landspeeder-designboom-03the front view revival-cycles-henne-bmw-landspeeder-designboom-04 revival-cycles-henne-bmw-landspeeder-designboom-05revival cycles included the motorcycle with custom rims   revival-cycles-henne-bmw-landspeeder-designboom-08the seating is finished in rough-leather revival-cycles-henne-bmw-landspeeder-designboom-09the twin tail pipes  revival-cycles-henne-bmw-landspeeder-designboom-10the all-alloy frame revival-cycles-henne-bmw-landspeeder-designboom-1124 degree front wheel revival-cycles-henne-bmw-landspeeder-designboom-12the hand-shaped coverings 

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