Suppose you could build an entire motorcycle frame with parts cut on a CNC machine and then bolted together. That’s the concept behind the RV100 from Revolution Motorcycles of Doylestown, PA. Martin O’Toole, a mechanical engineer by training with extensive experience in 3 dimensional machine design, CNC programming, and electrical controls, decided to give it a try and this is what he’s come up with, a bike designed around standard Harley Davidson parts and using the HD frame geometry, but totally different in construction and appearance.
All of the structural components of the RV 100 are produced on a numerically controlled machine, such as a 3-axis CNC mill, a laser-cutting machine, and a waterjet. The only welded assembly on the motorcycle is the gas tank, which is fabricated from a laser-cut kit.
The bike in the photos here is a proof of concept mockup, final decisions about what materials to use for all of the pieces are still to be made. It is certainly an interesting design and one of those motorcycle you’ll either like a lot or not at all but I give Martin high marks for ingenuity and original thinking. The best part is that yet another U.S. based builder is looking to get into the motorcycle business. That’s cool all by itself.
Link: Revolution Motorcycles
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