The Rev’it!#95 was conceptualized from the very beginning as a bike that would break boundaries.”
THE DOUBLE DARE PROJECT
With each year, the gear becomes more technical, more aggressive and more stylish. The bike is designed for the rider who “double dares” to travel further, to dream bigger, and to break boundaries… With this rider in mind, the idea was born to create a motorcycle that matches the ambition of the collection. Thus the REV’IT! #95 project came to life.
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REV’IT! creative director Gerbrandt Aarts brought together Gregor Halenda, Chris Cosentino and Scott Kolb, a skilled team of artists, designers and engineers with decades of combined experience in the shop and in the saddle.
They shared a desire to create something new, something exciting – and at the center of all of the brainstorming was the idea to convert a rugged ADV bike into an all‐wheel drive machine, via the adaption of a Christini kit.
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“Over the years, our products’ complexities have increased alongside their functionalities,” says lead designer Gerbrandt Aarts. “All REV'IT! products are highly functional with an iconic and 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.”
aLL wheel drive
As the custom motorcycle trend sweeps the streetbike market, the idea of a custom adventure bike is without precedent. Adding to that a large displacement engine and all‐wheel drive system is an even rarer phenomena; only three are known to exist. Why then all‐wheel drive, and how does it work?
Street bikes can readily make use of all available traction, but off-road, it’s a different story. No matter how aggressive the tires on a larger displacement adventure bike are, a spinning tire off‐road is inevitable. 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… and exhilaration.
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.