REV’IT! COMMISSIONS CUSTOM ALL-WHEEL DRIVE ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE, THE REV’IT! #95
New York, NY. April 28, 2015. In celebration of 20 years as a leader in the motorcycle apparel industry, REV’IT! Sport International has commissioned a custom, all-wheel drive KTM 950 called the “REV’IT! #95”, built to match the design ambition of its 2015 collection and the riding ambitions of its intended consumer. The bike was completed in April 2015 and will be presented to the public at events over the coming months.
REV’IT! creative director Gerbrandt Aarts brought together Gregor Halenda, Chris Cosentino and Scott Kolb, a team of artists, designers and engineers with decades of combined experience. Together they conceptualized the “ultimate” adventure project that would turn a rugged ADV bike into an all-wheel drive machine, via the adaption of a Christini kit. In just four months in late 2014/early 2015, a KTM 950 Super Enduro was found, stripped, and reassembled to create an immediately recognizable, one-off motorcycle.
“Over the years, our products’ complexities have increased alongside their functionalities,” says lead designer Gerbrandt Aarts. “All REV’IT! products are highly technical with iconic, straightforward design. This design vision has been transmitted to the motorbike, which features advanced technology in a simple and honest presentation, putting the parts that improve the rider’s experience on display.”
The Christini-based system on the REV’IT!#95 transfers power off the countershaft sprocket through a custom-made system of gears and shafts, to the headstock where it’s converted again to two counter-rotating drive shafts. These deliver power to the front hub via a one-way free hub. The front wheel is driven at 80% of the speed of the rear wheel to prevent undue torque from affecting the steering, but when the rear wheel outpaces the front, the front digs in to bring the bike into line and convert what was once wasted power and roost into forward motion.
The practical benefit of AWD on a full-sized adventure bike is the ability to navigate through deep sand or mud – the spots where a large, weighty bike might typically get stuck. It’s the same advantage as a four wheel drive vehicle, and offers a huge bonus to the solo adventure rider: You can traverse more difficult terrain, more easily.
Complete modifications to the REV’IT! #95 include: Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires (180/55B17 rear, 120/70B19 front); Fredette Racing studded ice tires; SKAT-TRAK custom paddle sand tires; custom stainless steel exhaust with Cone Engineering stainless megaphones; Anti-Gravity lightweight Lithium Nano-Phosphate battery; Moto-Master disc, caliper and master cylinder upgrade; Kuryakyn Phase 7 LED 7″ Headlamp; Ironman rear sprocket; DID x-ring chains; Evo Air Foot-pegs; Highway Dirt Bikes bark busters/mirrors; iPhone 6 compatible mount with charger; FuelTankParts.com aluminum weld-in fuel filler cap; Keihen 41mm FCR carburetor conversion; Cosentino Engineering billet velocity stacks; low temperature fan thermostat switch; Chrome Glow LED taillight/turn signals; custom aluminum 12 gallon fuel tank; custom steel subframe; custom leather seat; custom windscreen.
For more information, please contact REV’IT! USA at 718.624.2162.
REV’IT! has redefined industry standards since its introduction to the motorcycle market in 1995, with a mission to create the most innovative, functional and stylish motorcycle apparel on the market. Countless hours of research and development have resulted in gear perfect for riders’ diverse needs, from finding the perfect line on the track, to tackling the city streets, to braving paths less traveled. See more atwww.revitusa.com.