Vietnamese custom-made motorcycle manufacturer Bandit9 has unveiled its new Supermarine motorcycle, a machine that looks like it was created in a sci-fi anime. report from New Atlas reveals.
The supermarine is named after the British engineering company that built the iconic World War II Spitfire fighter, and its aesthetics are anything but retro. So many motorcycle concepts these days are going towards this futuristic look of Akira that it may feel a bit cheated, but the Supermarine stands out in several specific ways.
The distinguishing feature of the machine is its chassis of 7075 aluminum, which Bandit9 points out commonly used in missiles and other defense applications. Buyers have the choice of covering the chassis with ABS plastic or a lighter carbon fiber body to reduce weight, which allows for slightly higher speeds.
Science fiction machine inspired by ray fish
The unearthly sci-fi aesthetics of the Supermarine are largely due to the chassis, inspired by the ray fish. The body, like a sea creature, folds into two separate wings to cover the liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 900cc Triumph Twin engine of the motorcycle, which can also be upgraded to 1200 cc.
The 900cc produces 59 feet of torque at 3,800 rpm and reaches a top speed of 193 km / h (120 mph), while the 1,200 cc version produces 83 feet at 4250 rpm and can reach up to 210 km / h (130 mph). The bike weighs approximately 216 kg (476 pounds) in its basic configuration and can weigh 190 kg (419 pounds) if upgraded. The futuristic machine also features electronic fuel injection, a stainless steel exhaust system that can be upgraded to titanium, and a personalized LED display.
In the description of the Supermarine discovery video (above), Bandit9 says “tThe Supermarine is not a custom motorcycle. It was built from the beginning by the new aerospace engineering team at Bandit9.“The company says it is moving away handmade motorcycles for the construction of precision motorcycles. Bandit9 does not offer specific data on Supermarine prices, although it is said that the first deliveries are expected to take place in December.