Revival Cycles is a full-service motorcycle shop specializing in antique preservations, restorations and full custom builds. We also dabble a bit in automotive work. This bike has a ton of upgrades and a few custom modifications performed in the Revival workshop in Austin Texas.
Revival's BMW Urban GS was built for a client and friend of the shop who is never satisfied with "good enough", he had us spare no expense upgrading and modifying what was already a fantastic bike right off the showroom floor. Over $25k was invested in the upgrades in addition to the purchase of a completely new motorcycle to start.
Our Urban GS is a throwback to the legendary Marlboro sponsored HPN BMW Paris Dakar desert race winning machines.
We've raised the bikes ground clearance by around 2 inches. To achieve that we raised the bikes ground clearance by machining over engineered front and rear suspension spacers. Then the front forks received Öhlins Cartridge upgrades before getting a full suspension tune front and rear.
Many of the body modifications are off the shelf components, From Wünderlich, Unit Garage as well as custom parts from Revival. A full break down of all the added components is listed at the bottom of the page and the entire service history of the bike will be provided.
The OEM exhaust headers were shortened and a tunable Supertrapp exhaust set up fabricated before being ceramic coated flat black.
The factory airbox has been removed, replaced by aluminum backed DNA Performance filters and the side cover welded sculpted for the intake bell removal. Afterward the ECU was reflashed and the Fuel/Ignition systems remapped.
The custom seat involved carving new foam and a herringbone patterned seat cover using USA made Tasman leather which was designed and sewn in-house here at Revival.
But let's be honest, while this bike was built for flogging off road for hours on end, so far it has spent more time in the living room than it has on the road and never seen a fire road much less having been jumped off a sweet jump. It currently has only 850 miles on the clock and is ready for many many more!
Tinted Wind Screen
Enduro Rear fender with integrated tail light
Foot Peg Lowering kit
Cruise Control Throttle Lock
Tie Down Loops
Right Side Pannier Rack
Air Box Delete with DNA Performance Air Filters
Motogadget m.Blaze Pin LED turn signals
Tasman leather seat with herringbone pattern made in house at Revival.
Heavily modified exhaust with Supertrapp and fuel/ignition remap
Revival License Plate Relocation Bracket
Michelin Anakee Wild tires front and rear