Friday, 23 December 2011

Darwin Motorcycles raffles famous RLX

News from Dar Holdsworth of Darwin Motorcycles

I wanted to share this with you in hopes you could help me spread the word about supporting our troops with our raffle bike, the RLX.

I concepted an American Muscle Bike in 2008 and was going to develop it. But the economy fell out and I shelved the design (see attached).

I do a bike every year that supports the US military. I knew with such a tight economy, I'd have to do something big to get contributions from the top suppliers I was seeking to partner with. I wanted to build a no-compromise American Muscle Bike.

We partnered with race team, Rahal Lettermen Lanigan, with the idea of building a bike that would pay tribute to Bobby Rahal's storied championship racing career as well as compliment his world class race team. The bike is being raffled to support our troops through two military focused charities, & Pros For Vets (

The RLX, is designed and hand built by me and my team at Darwin Motorcycles.

The components listed have been generously donated by these exceptional suppliers and Darwin Motorcycles has built the bike for free.

The bike had a sneak peek at SEMA last year as a roller and officially debuted at the 2011 Indy 500 with Team Rahal.

The bike was entered in and Won the AMD World Championships of Custom Bike Building (production class).

We are raffling this bike through midnight pacific standard time, December 24th and need your help to raise as much money as possible to support our troops.

Tech Sheet:

Darwin Motorcycles : RLX
S&S 132" X-wedge
Baker FFP primary w/ Baker King Kong Clutch
Baker 6 Speed Transmission
2 into 1 into 3 stainless exhaust built by Darwin Motorcycles (materials from D&D)
Beringer Dual 4 piston front and single 4 piston rear brakes
Beringer hand controls
Brock's Performance BST Carbon Fiber wheels 19"x120mm front, 19"x180mm rear
World Ceramic Bearings
Dunlap Sportmax tires
Ohlins Road/Track suspension
Racing Innovations Muscle Bike frame: 25 degrees rake
Autometer STACK race gauge
Braille carbon fiber battery
Vortex clip ons
Vortex sprocket   
Vortex gas cap
Vortex/Darwin foot controls with reverse shifting (GP style 1 up - 5 down)
Joker Machine bar end mirrors
Motion Pro cables & switches
MoFlo Air Cleaner
Alloy Art headlight
Hix Design custom seat
Escort / Passport radar detector (machined into top clamp)
Cycle Electric Regulator & Stator
Darwin tag bracket
Darwin custom Top Clamp & rear brake hanger using Summit Machine.
Custom body work by Darwin Motorcycles
Front Fender: Shark Skins
Paint: Manny's Ink & Air

 Tickets are $20. Last day to purchase is Christmas Eve (Saturday) at midnight Pacific Standard time.

The bike is valued at over $65,000.

Only 3,500 tickets are being sold. Your chances are great.

Go to to be directed to purchase your tickets.


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