Associated with the radial engines of the two world wars, the RSD Teufelhunden’s R-Nine T Flat Twin engine gives a unique feel and elegance to the bike. The riding position is probably the most obvious change to the look and feel of the bike. Sitting in the race position on this bike amplifies the engine torque feel of the Flat Twin engine and makes the step back in time more realistic.
The race feel of the Teufelhunden is only a component to the overall look of the bike with its front race fairing and its cowled tail section. To tie everything together, it uses a natural, exposed gas tank contrasted with some black stripes indicative of that era which blend in well with the large amount of exposed carbon fiber for intakes, fenders and fairings. To highlight the bike the wheels, RSD rear sets, rear control arm and the Ohlins Suspension is gold to highlight some of the beautiful design and performance parts on the bike.
Some of the lesser obvious parts on the bike include the RSD engine covers which follow the lines of both the bike and the paint design of the Teufelhunden. Also, the brake and clutch levers are blended into the design of the bike poking out from the carbon fiber fairing in black with the reservoirs to match. Although muted in the contrast to much of the design, these parts displace the elegange and stance that the bike has when standing on her own.
Whilst all these parts combined make up a stunning looking and feeling motorcycle, they are overpowered by the absolute ground shaking sound of the engine. The design of the custom RSD pipes let the engine breathe out a powerful low toned scream that would scare even the most blatant of exhaust systems. With all of the tools from sound, feel and look, this RSD Tenfelhunden has truly earned the name of Devil Dog.