Made from alloys used in missiles and shaped after a Mobula ray fish you will find it hard not to stare at this futuristic motorbike


Vietnam-based custom motorcycle shop Bandit9 is celebrating its 10th anniversary and has introduced its most ambitious project to date to mark the occasion. Meet the Supermarine, a futuristic-looking custom motorcycle with 400 bespoke components that have all been designed and made in-house. The highlight of the Supermarine is its aerodynamic fairing that might remind you of Aston Martin’s AMB 001 superbike. The shape of the fairing is inspired by Mobula Ray and developed in a wind tunnel to make it aerodynamically efficient. The bodywork appears to wrap the chassis like a melting slice of cheese and is designed to look like a single unit. The shape of the fairing also increases the airflow towards the engine and also adds downforce on corners. The bodywork is offered in both ABS plastic and carbon fiber.

The Supermarine features a bespoke chassis that’s made from stainless steel. However, buyers can also choose an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber frame. The swingarm design is also unique and matches the wild aesthetics of the custom motorcycle. The Supermarine is equipped with custom cast-aluminum wheels that are fitted with a Nitron suspension and quad-piston Brembo calipers. Buyers can also upgrade the setup to six-pot Berginer brakes and top-shelf Öhlins suspension.

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Bandit9 has made its name by customizing small-displacement models into beautiful creations. However, the Ho Chi Minh shop decided to give the Supermarine a bigger, more powerful heart. The custom motorcycle is available with two of Triumph’s classic parallel-twin engines. The 900cc motor produces 74hp and 59ft-lbs of torque, which gives the motorcycle a 120mph top speed. The more powerful 1200cc lump churns out 103hp and 83-ft-lbs of torque, giving the Supermarine a top speed of 130mph. A five-speed transmission comes as standard, but buyers can also choose a six-speed gearbox. the Bandit9 Supermarine will be made on a built-to-order basis and deliveries will begin in December of 2021.

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