With the release of the L-Concept Motorcycle, Bandit9 continues to push automotive design to new realms, or should we say where no one has gone before? More of a museum piece than a practical road bike (we’d like to see someone riding this thing without getting engine burns and dirt sprayed all over), the L-Concept Motorcycle is a stunning tribute to popular sci-fi films – i.e. the awesome Star Trek.
The suspended engine on this shiny cafe racer is modeled after the iconic spaceship USS Enterprise’s reactor (sporting a hidden exhaust underneath) and is matched with an elongated unibody tank fitted with a tiny teardrop Italian leather saddle. The result is undoubtedly impressive — a mirror-polished, perfectly seamless look.
100% hand-made, mostly of stainless steel, the futuristic bike is complete with white LED crystals up front and a diode brake light grid (reminiscent of HAL from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey) that doubles as turn signals.
The L-Concept weighs 135 kg, has a sizeable length of 230 cm and can reach a top speed of 110 km/h. It is powered by an air-cooled, four-stroke 125cc engine coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission with chain drive, and features an electric starter, 21” rims front & rear, disk brakes, flat dual shocks, and awkwardly placed handlebars with sculpted grips and levers made of polished aluminum. Only three of these bad boys are left (out of 9 produced) so better hurry if you want one.