Revelation: Rodney Aguiar’s Mazda rotary-powered motorcycle

Revelation, a Mazda rotary-powered motorcycle by Rodney Aguiar
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.