Revival Cycles Fuse Ducati rolls into Jay Leno’s Garage
It may have a “Ducati“written on my tank, but this motorcycle is actually a $500,000 custom build from Austin-based Revival Cycles.
Known as the Fuse, this bike was recently featured in an episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” in which its owner Edward Boyd and Revival Cycles founder Alan Stulberg explained. about what made it.
Although it was ultimately a Ducati, the Fuse has very different origins. Boyd originally wanted to use the Yamaha Virago as a base, Stulberg explained. But based on his wishes, Stulberg decided it would be easier to start over with a Ducati engine.
Revival Cycles Fuse Ducati on Jay Leno’s Garage
The engine is said to be a 1,100 cc V-Twin from a mid-2000s Ducati Monster purchased on eBay. The rest of the bike was built around that. Everything else is aftermarket or fabricated, including the custom built frame, unlike any other Ducati stock frames.
Like many Ducati bikes that ship, the engine is the supporting part of the frame. Made from stainless steel, the frame weighs about 400 pounds. It was quite heavy, but the car was deliberately over-engineered, Boyd noted.
The framework isn’t the only component made to order. The brake calipers and swingarm are also specially made for the Fuse, along with the triple clamp holding the front fork. Made from a solid block of aluminum, it also hides the wiring for a cleaner look. And instead of bending the exhaust, Stulberg opted for individually welded sections to emphasize the hand-made nature of the car.
Before cutting any metal, the entire bike was designed in CAD over a period of about two years, Boyd said. He wanted to use the project to learn about motorcycle design, but he also helped create components using his experience with prototyping at Dell.
Stulberg did not disclose prices for all of these customizations, but said the cost of cloning Fuse would be too high even for Leno.
Watch the full video for more details on this unique bike and to see it hit the streets of Los Angeles.