Motorcycle apparel brand Rev’It is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Like most companies, a 20th anniversary is cause for celebration and that’s exactly what Rev’It plans to do when it rolls out the #95 adventure bike.

If you’re wondering whether Rev’It is already starting to dive into the world of custom motorcycles, don’t get your hopes up. This project has all the makings of a one-off and for the company’s own standards, it’s a pretty ambitious project at that.
The #95 will be the crown jewel of Rev’It’s 20th anniversary celebrations. It’s a designation since the company’s creative director, Gerbrandt Aarts, pulled out all the stops to bring together a team of artists, designers, and engineers to build the bike and bring it to life.

Guys like Gregor Haled, Chris Cosentino, and Scott Kolb, were all asked to be part of the project that will build what Rev’It believes will be the “ultimate” adventure project.

The bike itself is based on a KTM 950 Super Enduro, although you probably wouldn’t recognize the 950 because the design team stripped and reassembled the bike’s configurations so many times until it had a design that imbibed Rev’It’s very own design philosophy.

Apart from its rather disheveled looks, the #95 is defined by a Christini 2WD conversion kit that was slapped into the custom bike, allowing it perform a variety of nifty mechanical functions, including the transfer of power off the countershaft sprocket through a custom-made system of gears and shafts all the way to the headstock where it’s converted create to two counter-rotating drive shafts. The kit allows the bike to deliver power to the front hub and prevent unnecessary torque from having its way with the bike’s steering.

The result is a one-off, custom bike that can squeeze out every last ounce of power it can muster while navigating through rough road conditions, all while looking as spunky as spunky can get.

Continue reading to read more about the Rev’It #95 20th Anniversary Bike.

Why it matters

For a company that’s considered as one of the most well-known motorcycle apparent brands in the world, Rev’It’s 20th anniversary celebration gave the company the perfect platform to create a custom bike to help mark the momentous occasion. It’s a great idea to break from what it knows best and actually build a one-off motorcycle that reflects the company’s own design philosophy, packaged differently from what we’re all used to.

Naturally, you can expect projects like this to have its share of hiccups and issues along the way. Rev’It itself admitted that the it encountered a myriad of issues in the development of the bike.

But through all the expected - and unexpected - stars and stops, the team Rev’It enlisted to help design the #95 was able to create a custom machine that actually looks pretty good for a one-off. It doesn’t have any of the modern-day sporsbike gizmos and gadgetry, but that’s not really the point of this custom bike.

The #95 was born as a result of a collaboration between a company looking to make waves in time for its 20th anniversary and a group of designers who took the brand’s vision of the bike and turned it into reality.

I don’t know if the #95 can line up against BMW Adventure bikes and hold its own, but I do know that for a one-off custom project, the #95 is one impressive piece of work.

Source: RevIt

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