Revival Cycles Fuse Ducati rolls into Jay Leno’s Garage

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It might have a “Ducati” script on its tank, however this bike is definitely a $500,000 {custom} construct from Austin-based Revival Cycles.

Generally known as the Fuse, the bike lately appeared on an episode of “Jay Leno’s Storage,” wherein its proprietor Edward Boyd and Revival Cycles founder Alan Stulberg defined what went into its creation.

Whereas it ended up as a Ducati, the Fuse had very completely different origins. Boyd initially wished to make use of a Yamaha Virago as a base, Stulberg defined. However primarily based on his needs, Stulberg determined beginning over with a Ducati engine could be simpler.

Revival Cycles Fuse Ducati on Jay Leno's Garage

Revival Cycles Fuse Ducati on Jay Leno’s Storage

 

Mentioned motor was an 1,100-cc V-Twin from a mid-2000s Ducati Monster bought on eBay. The remainder of the bike was constructed round that. All the things else is aftermarket or fabricated, together with the custom-built body, which bears no resemblance to any inventory Ducati body.

Like many manufacturing facility Ducati bikes, the engine is a burdened member of the body. Created from stainless-steel, the body weighs about 400 kilos. That is pretty heavy, however the bike was purposely over-engineered, Boyd famous.

The body is not the one custom-made element. The brake calipers and swing arm had been made particularly for the Fuse as properly, together with the triple-clamp aspect that holds the entrance forks on. Created from a strong block of aluminum, it additionally hides wiring for a cleaner look. And as a substitute of bending the exhaust tubing, Stulberg opted for individually-welded sections to emphasise the hand-made nature of the bike. 

Earlier than any steel was lower, all the bike was designed utilizing CAD over a interval of about two years, Boyd stated. He wished to make use of the challenge to find out about bike design, however he was additionally to assist with getting elements made utilizing his expertise with prototyping at Dell.

Stulberg did not disclose a worth for all of this tradition work, however stated the price of duplicating the Fuse could be too excessive even for Leno.

Watch the total video for extra particulars on this distinctive bike, and to see it hit the streets of Los Angeles.

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