Space age Bike
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Parallel twin, 4-stroke, air/oil-cooled
47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
2 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Test your limits.
Bandit9’s Jaeger was made to test your limits.
Made like a Gun.
Goes like a Bullet.
Generally speaking, when we see workshops producing bolt-on kits, they aim to recreate the classic styles. Cafe Racer and Scrambler kits are by far the most common and many manufacturers now offer them for their bikes. It’s not often we see something like this.
In case you need help visualizing what a custom Continental can look like, just take a look at Bandit9’s Jaeger. The Vietnam-based bike builder went to town on their RE, and the finished build is an absolute work of art.
Bandit9 really brought out the cafe racer side of the bike, giving it a sporty new look thanks to those surgical-grade steel front and rear cowls. A surgical steel tank has been placed up front to match the look, too.
Almost all the small bits here have been modded as well. The LED headlights, signal lamps, speedometer, front fender, handlebar, grips, and mirrors have all been replaced. The seat, exhaust, and swingarm extender have also been modified. Heck, even a custom gas tank cap was fitted in this thing.
“Fear is a good thing. It tells me I’m on the right track. If anything, I’ll learn something, and that’s always a win.”
No mechanical changes were done to the bike, though. That means it still packs a 658cc air-cooled parallel-twin engine with peak figures of 47hp and 52Nm. With this engine, the Jaeger can reach speeds of up to 165kph.
“The only thing that stands between fact and fiction is time.”
While most motorcycle companies work on remakes and retro-inspired bikes, Bandit9's sole focus is towards the future. Bandit9 takes the joy of riding a motorcycle to a level beyond imagination.
Their motorcycles are sought after by collectors. Each model they've created is at a museum or gallery somewhere in the world. They're part of the permanent collection at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, the mecca of the custom motorcycle world - the Haas Moto Museum in Dallas, as well as the most insane garage in the world - TheArsenale in Macau.