US based Revival Cycles has presented their latest creation, the unique ‘Revival Birdcage’.
The bike was based on the prototype of a completely new type of BMW boxer engine.
The bike was unveiled at the exclusive Revival Party on the eve of the annually held Handbuilt Show in Austin/Texas.
Timo Resch, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BMW Motorrad, said: “The ‘Revival Birdcage’ turned out great and really showcases our Big Boxer perfectly.
“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.”
“We admire the work done by Revival, who have developed into one the most noteworthy US customizers in the custom scene over the last years.”
“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 frame of the “Revival Birdcage” is made of titanium and was developed by Revival Cycles itself.
“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 and 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.”
In addition, almost every single other part on the bike such as handlebars, footrests, shift lever, seat and unique carbon suspension components were all individually crafted.