The team of Texas-based Revival Cycles believes that the motorcycle should be more than a machine; it is an aesthetic expression that demonstrates the beauty of purposeful form. This firm belief has given shape to yet another fantastic makeover of the retro styled Ducati SportClassic. Revival Cycle’s founder Alan Stlurberg recollects receiving the motorcycle in their workshop ‘battered and bruised’. “The owner is 6’5″ and loved the bike, but wished it would fit his tall frame a bit better—and of course, quit catching fire!” – says Alan Stlurberg.
To begin with, the team created a new subframe and seat, and began designing a stretched-out aluminium tank. The new rear subframe is over 6 inch thinner than the previous seat and tail. The seat was moved back over 5 inch which works great for the owner. The bike also features a customized alloy tank, tail section, fenders, mounts, exhaust and much more. The wheels are Alpina carbon fiber with new Michelin Pilot racing wet-weather tires and Discacciati braking system from JC/Pakbikes. A custom ECU generates the maximum power from the engine and the bike has been rewired around a Motogadget M-unit. The suspension setup consists of a full Öhlins front and rear and custom triple trees. The charcoal grey body and the luxurious brown leather saddle with matching handlebar grips compliment the powerful mechanism of this bike…A bike makeover with classic style and modern performance!!
“I like to say the bike sounds like it is about to kick someone’s ass in a bar fight,” says Alan Stlurberg, Founder of Revival Cycles. “The cops that pulled us over the other night for speeding said the same thing and let us off with a warning because they loved it so much.”