Bel and Bel Unveils Electric Replica Of Iconic Akira Motorcycle

Barcelona-based upcycler and artwork studio Bel&Bel has introduced a post-apocalyptic dream experience to life with its electrical duplicate of Shotaro Kaneda’s iconic bike 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 accessible to followers.

Bel&Bel is thought for upcycling iconic automobiles into artwork items and furnishings, and its newest creation is a working electrical duplicate 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 metallic 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 similar to a reported 520 Nm (383.5 lb.ft) of torque, 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in six seconds, and a high velocity of 150 km/h (93.2 mph).

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

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

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

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

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