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The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 2022

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Revival Cycles, the Austin-based design house and leader in the custom motorcycle design-build community, announced the return of the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. The annual event will take place April 8-10, 2022, coinciding with MotoGP and making Austin the ultimate destination for moto excellence this spring.

Launched in 2014 by Revival Cycles to showcase the best in custom builds, design, and culture, The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is one of the world’s most elite motorcycle gatherings. The three-day event in Austin, Texas, will see attendees experience over 100,000 square feet of curated show space, including more than 150 hand built motorcycles and an interactive art gallery. The one-of-a-kind show attracts over 25,000 attendees of all ages throughout the event. It presents an exciting and rare opportunity to see custom builds, meet designers, and experience art created by some of the most knowledgeable and skilled builders worldwide, creating one-of-a-kind, truly hand-built machines. The expo displays the beauty of what can be created by hand, from welders to leather makers, engine gurus, and metal tinkerers.

“The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show was originally conceived as an excuse to get together with motorcycle builders from all over the world who inspired team Revival. What it has developed into over the years is an artistic display driven by a passion for motorcycles that far exceeds our wildest expectations,” Alan Stulburg, founder, Revival Cycles, The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show.

This year Revival Cycles will showcase The Fuse. The long-awaited public debut of this gorgeous bike, built by Team Revival, will happen in the Design Lounge, sponsored by Dell Computers. Revival’s Alloy Guzzi will also debut at The Handbuilt Show.

“The Handbuilt Show represents the cutting edge of custom motorcycle building, where attendees get a peek at the next cool thing. It’s actually a challenge to pinpoint that new trend. There’s so much to be inspired by that it can be a bit overwhelming,” shares Roland Sands, American motorcycle racer and designer of custom high-performance motorcycles.

Handbuilt Show planned activations include artist Makoto Endo live-painting motorcycles with ‘chopsticks’ and a kids obstacle course (kids under 12 get in free). Portland-based Rogue Ales will be activating a Beer Bar serving a variety of brews, including this year’s limited edition “Knuckle Buster IPA” collaboration with Revival Cycles. There’s a VIP Supporter Lounge for special ticket holders and a merch area that includes limited-edition luxury goods curated for the show. It’s a big party in a giant cave filled with some of the most incredible works of art created by the most passionate builders/artists in the world.

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 2022 is presented by Revival Cycles and sponsored by BMW, Rogue, Progressive, Circuit of the Americas, Dell, Indian Motorcycles, and Husqvarna.

Revival Cycles is currently accepting exhibitor entries for those interested in submitting custom hand-built motorcycles.

Handbuilt Show tickets range from $15-$200 and are on sale now:


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BMW big boxer engine reappears

The possibility of BMW releasing a big Boxer engine with a capacity up to 1800cc has increased with the engine appearing in another amazing custom motorcycle.

The mystery engine first appeared last year when Japanese custom builders from Custom Works Zon rolled out what they called a the Departed R18.

BMW R18 custom concept 1800cc big boxer
R18 custom

R18 could have been a reference to the year 2018, but it could also be a reference to an engine capacity of 1800cc.

Big Boxer

Now the big boxer has re-appeared in this Revival Cycles custom with a birdcage frame like an intricate and expanded trellis frame.Revival Cycles Birdcage custom motorcycle big boxer

Naturally, it’s called The Birdcage and was inspired by the 1960s Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage race car.

Unlike the Japanese custom with cooling fins on the chromed head cover, this custom has a solid aluminium head.Revival Cycles Birdcage custom motorcycle big boxer

But the rest of the engine looks the same and it was also provided by BMW.

Unlike the new R 1250 ShiftCam models, it doesn’t appear to have liquid cooling, but oil and air-cooled heads.

BMW R 1250 GS and RT r18 1800cc
BMW R 1250 with CamShift

Click here for Aussie pricing on the new R 1250 models.

Here is a video that provides an audible clue to the big boxer. It sounds absolutely awesome!

At the end of the video the Japanese custom builders from Custom Works Zon speculate on what type of bike BMW will build around the engine.

BMW R18 custom concept 1800cc 1800cc

BMW said: “Further details about the engine and its possible future use will be communicated at a later point in time.”

There has been no further comment with the release of the Revival Cycles custom.

Custom history

The Bavarian company has a history of handing over custom builds to outside design houses that eventually turn into production models.

A prominent example is the R nineT which started as the Concept Ninety by Roland Sands Designs in LA.

BMW Concept Ninety Roland Sands Designs customised r18 1800cc
RSD Concept Ninety

These custom projects are pretty wild and we don’t expect BMW to produce bikes such as these.

However, we remain ever hopefully of a big 1.8-litre Boxer!


These bikes follow the equally wild Nmoto Nostalgia based on the R nineT.

Nmoto has now started producing a limited number of these retro R nineT customs.

Nmoto Nostalgia BMW R nineT r18
Nmoto Nostalgia

Retro and nostalgia bikes are big business at the moment.

Triumph is having enormous success with its Bonneville dozen-model range, Ducati’s Scrambler has become their top seller, Kawasaki has won hearts with its Z900RS and BMW has had enormous success with its R nineT.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com