The Bandit9 Supermarine motorcycle attracts attention with its futuristic design
Vietnam-based custom motorcycle shop Bandit9 showcased their latest futuristic model, the Supermarine, a machine that definitely comes from the future.
The Supermarine motorcycle has more than 400 components, which have been precisely cut with the latest technology. The design was inspired by the sea (hence the name). The body borrows its curves from the bouncy Mobula rays, while its frame is inspired by the structurally healthy forms of coral reefs, improves airflow in straights and downforce in turns.
Typically used in missiles, spacecraft and other defense applications, the coral-shaped frame uses 7075 aluminum, which has excellent mechanical properties: high strength, toughness and high fatigue resistance, while that the body is ABC racing plastic.
The Supermarine motorcycle is powered by an 8-valve, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 900cc Triumph Twin engine capable of delivering 74 hp, 59 ft-lbs (80 Nm) of torque and a top speed of 120 mph (193 km / h) ). A more powerful 1200cc can produce 103 hp and 83 Nm (lb-ft) of torque and make the Supermarine capable of reaching a top speed of 130 mph (210 km / h).
The bike is 2,099mm long, 778 wide, 1097mm high, and weighs just 216 kg (476 lbs) in its base configuration, or 190 kg (419 lbs) when leveled. Fuel consumption stated 68.9 mpg (4.1 l / 100 km).
Other features include a standard five-speed transmission, which riders can choose to upgrade to a six-speed gearbox, custom LED display, Nitron suspension (upgradable to Ohlins), 4-piston Brembo brakes as standard ( which can be upgraded to Beringer Aerotec with 6 pistons, electronic fuel injection and stainless steel exhaust system (upgradable to titanium).
The futuristic Supermarine motorcycle is currently available for pre-order, but there is no price guide. The first deliveries are expected to start in December of this year.