Bel and Bel Unveils Electrical Duplicate Of Iconic Akira Motorbike

Barcelona-based upcycler and artwork studio Bel&Bel has introduced a post-apocalyptic dream trip to life with its electrical reproduction of Shotaro Kaneda’s iconic motorbike from Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyberpunk manga basic, Akira. The totally electrical mannequin, impressed by the dystopian manga set in a nightmarish future Tokyo, is now out there to followers.

Bel&Bel is understood for upcycling iconic automobiles into artwork items and furnishings, and its newest creation is a working electrical reproduction of Kaneda’s bike, which is being custom-built from scratch. The prototype, constructed from a modified Yamaha Majesty YP 250 scooter chassis and a Honda VFR 800 swingarm, contains a 250 cc Yamaha motor driving the rear wheel and a 1,000-W electrical hub motor to the entrance.

The restricted build-to-order sequence is priced at €24,000 (about US$26,000) and features a steel chassis with fiberglass and carbon-fiber panels, a 72-V/5,000-W mid-drive motor, three energy modes plus reverse, and varied high-performance specs comparable to a reported 520 Nm (383.5 lb.ft) of torque, 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in six seconds, and a prime pace of 150 km/h (93.2 mph).

Bel&Bel’s “Akira Motorbike” (Picture: Bel&Bel).

Bel&Bel’s “Akira Motorbike” (Picture: Bel&Bel).

Whereas street-legal standing isn’t talked about, the design replicates the manga unique with a pop-up headlight, perimeter LED lighting, and a digital management panel.

Bel&Bel is presently fulfilling two non-public commissions earlier than beginning manufacturing on the restricted sequence. Lovers can safe their very own Kaneda bike with a €5,000 (~$5 399) down fee, with the rest due in the course of the construct course of.

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