At first glance, the BMW Motorrad Birdcage looks like a 3D model viewed in wireframe mode. It’s easy to make that mistake, because the Birdcage, sure enough, has an incredible, wireframe-inspired design. Designed as an homage to the BMW Motorrad boxer engine the company developed 50 years ago, the Birdcage houses the absolutely stunning piece of engineering in a titanium see-through mesh-esque cage that gives the engine the attention it deserves. The titanium frame allows the curvilinear boxer engine to be viewed from practically every angle, and was assembled along with the other individually crafted components such as handlebars, footrests, shift lever, seat and unique carbon suspension.
The team at Revival Cycles, headed by Alan Stulberg took a lot of inspiration from Ernst Hennes’ record-setting machines from the late 1920s and early 1930s, and put together the entire Birdcage motorcycle in a stunning span of 5 months, just in time for the 2019 Handbuilt Show.
Designer: Revival Cycles