Vietnamese custom motorcycle builder Bandit9 has disclosed its Supermarine. It seems like it was crafted in a sci-fi anime, a report from New Atlas disclosed.
This vehicle is named after the British firm that manufactured WWII Spitfire fighter plane. It has a futuristic ‘Akira’ look. The main outlook of the motorcycle is represented by 7075 aluminum, which Bandit9 points out is usually installed in missiles and other defense equipment. Buyers are given a choice to cover the chassis in an ABS plastic or a lighter-weight carbon fiber body. This is to reduce weight so more speed can be achieved.
Further, it has a ray fish-inspired chassis. Its body folds into two wings to cover the motorcycle’s liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 900cc Triumph Twin engine. This engine can be upgraded to an impressive 1,200 cc.
The 900cc version produces 59 ft lb. of torque at 3,800 rpm and reaches a top speed of 193 km/h (120 mph). On the other hand, the 1,200cc version produces 83 ft lb. at 4,250 rpm and can reach around 210 km/h (130 mph). The bike weighs around 216 kg (476 lb.) in its base configuration and will reach the weight of about 190 kg (419 lb.) when upgraded.
This ahead-of-its-time machine also has electronic fuel injection, a stainless-steel exhaust system that can be upgraded to titanium, and a custom LED display.
Bandit9 says “the Supermarine is no custom motorcycle. It was built from the ground up by the new aerospace engineering team at Bandit9 HQ.” The company states that they will be deviating from making handmade bikes and focus on building precision-built bikes. Bandit9 has not disclosed the pricing systems yet but the deliveries of the bikes are scheduled for December.