Revival’s work spans all eras and styles.
Produced in Texas, Revival Cycles builds two-wheeled masterpieces using vintage stock and cutting-edge engineering.
Revival builds new bikes, repairs antique ones, and designs leather accessories at their East Austin warehouse.
Racers, dirt bikes, and track rockets are as powerful to ride as they look. From a flat-seated scrambler-type with insectile blue-and-white tanks to a reimagined Ducati painted up like Christmas, the selection of types is jolting. The majority cost six figures and can take several months to be manufactured.
Their process can be summarized in 4 steps, 1 of which is our favorite by far.
1 THE IDEA: always with a nod to motorsports, inspiration often comes from vintage & custom bikes that are housed in the studio.
2 PATTERING: here's where thoughts and ideas become reality and each product gets patterned out and laid out onto one of their leather hides.
3 CUTTING: if you're a METCHA daily reader, you know we're all into cutting leather pieces and see the transformation of a portion of leather into a dope piece of design — and if it's handmade, we're in leather heaven. In this step, Revival get each pattern cut out by hand from top-quality leathers.
4 PRODUCTION: in the end, between skiving, sewing, and believing, each product goes through several processes when getting put together.
"In the latest @revivalcycles Daily, Alan talks through the one-off collection we've produced consisting of limited-run special leather pieces originally manufactured for the Handbuilt Show this April. But with the postponement of the event, we're now offering them for sale via Instagram. Stay tuned to see when these special releases will drop. Some are literally one of a kind and all will be first come first serve."
Even if you're not into buying a bike right now, the brand's range of products include leather bags — but yeah, we're talking about these special leather seats for the custom rides. So, catch the best goods and seats we've curated for you.
But first, take a look at their store located at 1603 South Congress in Austin, TX. It has all the brand's leather goods on display, ready to go home with you.
The Palo Duro Pannier Briefcase — the bag you'll want to take everywhere.
Tanned leather line-up handcrafted in the Austin, TX, workshop.
The Palo Duro Pannier Briefcase hitchin' a ride.
Seat and tank-pad details on the Revival Cycles custom Suzuki DR650.
The Revival Cycles Desert Runner 650 soaking up some sun. Equipped with their Revival Limited custom seat.
To drool on: Urban GS custom seat.
A custom surfboard rack on a bike and a hot new leather seat. 🔥
Special custom seat and pannier bag mounts.
Custom Palo Duro Panniers and seat made for this Triumph America / Goodnight Loving Vodka Thruxton R.
Currently staying indoors but wouldn't mind a quick escape on the Revival Cycles Desert Runner.
The kickstart we needed rn. 💨💨
Now let's take a moment to peep at the craftsmanship rolling at the best office for a motorsport enthusiast.
Patrick Ratliff crafting some sweet leather goods in the workshop.
Being locked indoors isn't so bad when you've got a leather workshop.
The best pair of leather gloves you'll ever own.
And if you want durable leather goods and seats to stay fresh for a long time, the brand also has leather care products — yep, they do it all.
Shop the whole range at the Revival webstore.