Designed and in the process of being built by Darwin Motorcycles with a full carbon fiber body created by specialists at Rahal Letterman Racing, this American Muscle/Sport Bike/Cafe Racer will be used to raise funds for the Steel Anchor charity organization (U.S. Naval Hospital medical research efforts). It will also serve as a prototype for a very limited series.
Named RLX, the bike will get its America power via a 132″ (2,163 cc’s) X-wedge motor from S&S, with a Baker Driveline (primary and transmission). Other parts include an Ohlins Performance suspension and wheels by Leroy Thompson. Graphics will be chosen to honor Rahal’s Hall-of-Fame racing career that saw him win three Indy Car championships along with the 1986 Indianapolis 500. The Speed Channel is documenting the progression of this project on their website. Darwin Motorcycles will also build the official 2011 Daytona Bike Week motorcycle.