THE REVIVAL CYCLES LANDSPEEDER
Bobby Haas, art curator and motorcyclist, asked whether Revival was interested in joining a number of custom builders in creating a custom motorcycle to show at his gallery. “All we really knew was that Max Hazan was doing one,” remembers Stulberg. “So of course we were interested!”
The frame, which was designed in CAD, is built from flat-cut steel instead of tubing. Since weight wasn’t really a factor, strength and beauty became the top priorities. The Revival team has done quite a lot with the stamped steel box frame of a Zundapp K800, so that’s the way we went on this project as well.
The underpinnings were designed to perform at speed. This thing is “able to exceed 150 mph, if someone decided to try,” reveals Stulberg. “We also chose a more modern version of the engine Henne employed — the liter-size airhead that BMW put in the R100/7.”