Darwin Motorcycles RLX Project

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.

8 Responses to “Darwin Motorcycles RLX Project”

  1. 1 krugger Oct 20th, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Very nice project!

    I can’t wait to test it the next year!!!

    I wish you the best on this new challenge !!

  2. 2 Bigalyts@aol.com Oct 20th, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I was wondering why they didn’t have OCC Build the Bike? Oh’ it’s the Speed Channel sponsering the “Gig” , not Discovery Channel !

  3. 3 curt Oct 20th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Looks like a bike that is designed to actually work, not an art exhibit. Very nice, can’t wait to see it run.

  4. 4 highrpm Oct 20th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    love it. finally and state-of-the-art v-twin sport bike. hope victory or h.d. take note and add something like it to their model line.

  5. 5 Arie Oct 20th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Can’t wait to see the finished product. That thing looks like a real troublemaker!

  6. 6 Roadside Marty Oct 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    As always Dar and Bryan are on the fast track with very cool bikes and designs..a question, does this model have an automatic fuel petcock by chance? Roadside marty

  7. 7 David Oct 20th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Is this going to be a “Raffle” where we can all have a chance or a “Auction” where only the Rich and Famous Elitist need apply?

    SSDD; David

  8. 8 martin Oct 21st, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Sounds great can’t wait to see it…….I also wonder what kind of price tag it will have?

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