Revival Cycles » Ernst Henne BMW Landspeeder
If you’ve come across motorcycles built by Revival Cycles – like this beautiful Ducati 900SS – you already know they are works of art more than anything else. And when given full creative freedom, an open budget and the premise that the bike need not even be street legal, madness ensues. Commissioned by a client for a private gallery that holds 20 custom builds, including one by Max Hazan, this project was inspired by the record-breaking 1928 BMW R37 ridden by Ernst Henne.
Though the Ernst Henne BMW Landspeeder is destined for life in a gallery, the underpinnings are capable of real-world use and built to perform at speed. The Austin, Texas-based company used the aircooled engine from the BMW R100/7 – set in a frame built from flat-cut steel instead of tubing – while amenities like lights, battery, alternator and brakes have been deleted – display bikes don’t need them, you see.
Also, with a velcoty stack and stainless steel exhaust system with browned pipes, we guess it sounds absolutely mental too.
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