Bandit9 Is Crafting a Limited Run Of Sci-Fi-Inspired Aluminum Unibodied Motorcycles

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Headed up by builder, craftsman, and visionary Daryl Villanueva, Bandit9 Motors is a world-renowned customs shop that delivers works that are just as much sci-fi-inspired sculptures and works of fine art as they are functional custom vehicles. And after previously completing its EVE project several years ago — a custom that’s since been displayed at numerous elite museums — the Saigon shop has now revealed an even more intricate follow-up with an all-new limited production model known as the Bandit9 EVE Odyssey.

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Engineered to simplify and streamline traditional motorcycle architecture, the EVE Odyssey sees its subframe, seat, gas tank, steering setup, and complete headlight assembly all combined into a single monocoque item. Like the NASA spacecraft that inspired it, the EVE Odyssey boasts a unibody setup that’s made from aerospace-grade aluminum. In fact, the vast majority of the bike is comprised of bespoke aluminum components, including its custom-designed aluminum alloy box frame, as well as its bespoke aluminum rear-set foot controls, unique custom set of cast split-spoke three-arm wheels, and its pair of bespoke aluminum clip-on bars that have been paired with custom aluminum grips, levers, and switchgear.

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Sporting Bandit9’s signature neo-retro-style sci-fi aesthetic, the EVE Odyssey also benefits from its own custom-developed suspension setup, with a wildly idiosyncratic telescopic fork design up front and a bespoke single-sided swing-arm mated to a mono-shock configuration out back. Powering the sci-fi-themed two-wheeler is a Honda-sourced air-cooled 125cc single-cylinder engine. Despite its small displacement, the eighth-liter mill allows the EVE Odyssey to achieve a top speed of 65mph — all while delivering 156 miles of range per gallon. Bandit9 has also treated the bike to a custom digital LED display, an ultra-angular grilled belly-pan item, custom LED indicators, and the buyer’s choice of either a leather (or neoprene) seat. 

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Scheduled to begin deliveries in Q3 of 2023, the Bandit9 EVE Odyssey is available for preorder now, with special early bird pricing currently set at $15,500 — a limited-time $5,000 discount (offered until 03/14/23) over the bike’s eventual $19,500 MSRP. The EVE Odyssey will also later be offered in an all-electric version.