This gargantuan custom is the creation of the reclusive Rodney Aguiar. He’s best known for his fabrication work with Roland Sands, and we featured his lovely BMW bobber a few months ago. This machine, however, is a sledgehammer in comparison. The engine of Revelation is a Mazda 13B rotary, extracted from a neighbor’s crashed RX-7. It’s breathing through a Weber sidedraft carb, and (unverified) web reports put the output at 250 bhp—about 50 bhp more than the stock Series 5 turbo rotary. The transmission and rear end are from a BMW R1100GS, and the front is from a Suzuki GSX-R 750. You could describe the look as ‘Roland Sands meets Mad Max’, and it’s refreshingly different to anything else out there. A neat touch is the wording on the bike, taken from Ezekiel 25:17. “I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall lay my vengeance on them.” Given that Revelation is very loud, it’s strangely appropriate. Check Aguiar’s oddball Propulsion Lab website for more pictures: click on the word ‘Dreaming’ to go to a gallery of shots.
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II | 1/640s | f/5.6 | ISO 100 | Focal length 172mm