Vietnam-based custom motorcycle shop Bandit9 has presented their latest futuristic model, the Supermarine, a machine that is definitely from the future.
The Supermarine motorcycle has more than 400 components, which were cut with precision with the latest tech. The design was inspired by the sea (hence the name). The body borrows its curves from leaping Mobula Rays, while its frame takes inspiration from the coral reef structurally sound shapes, improves airflow on the straights and downforce on the bends.
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 great resistance to fatigue, while the body is made of race-spec ABC plastic.
The Supermarine motorcycle is powered by a liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 900cc Triumph Twin engine capable of delivering 74 hp, 59 ft-lb (80Nm) of torque, and a top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h). A more powerful 1200cc one 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 motorcycle measures 2099mm long, 778 wide, 1097mm high, and weighs only at 216 kg (476 lb) in its base configuration, or 190 kg (419 lb) when upgraded. The fuel consumption claimed 68.9 mpg (4.1 l/100km).
Other features include a standard five-speed transmission, which riders may opt to upgrade to a six-speed gearbox, a custom LED display, Nitron suspension (upgradable to Ohlins), Brembo 4-piston brakes as standard (that can be upgraded to Beringer Aerotec 6-piston, electronic fuel injection, and a Stainless Steel exhaust system (upgradable to Titanium).
The futuristic Supermarine motorcycle is currently available for pre-order, but there’s no guide on pricing. The first deliveries are expected to start in December this year.